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How to buy Peabody Energy Corporation stock | $2.41

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Peabody Energy Corporation is a thermal coal business based in the US. Peabody Energy Corporation shares (BTU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Peabody Energy Corporation employs 6,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.3 billion.

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Peabody Energy Corporation share price

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Peabody Energy Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$2.41
52-week rangeUSD$0.84 - USD$10.61
50-day moving average USD$1.4952
200-day moving average USD$2.3838
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.24
PE ratio 2.9744
Dividend yield USD$0.58 (17.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.009

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Peabody Energy Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.41 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-15) -39.14%
1 month (2020-12-23) 29.57%
3 months (2020-10-23) 53.50%
6 months (2020-07-23) -22.26%
1 year (2020-01-23) -68.37%
2 years (2019-01-23) -93.01%
3 years (2018-01-23) 39.99
5 years (2016-01-19) N/A

Is Peabody Energy Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Peabody Energy Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Peabody Energy Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Peabody Energy Corporation's P/E ratio

Peabody Energy Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, Peabody Energy Corporation shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Peabody Energy Corporation's EBITDA

Peabody Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$352.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Peabody Energy Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Peabody Energy Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.3 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -3.08%
Return on equity TTM -99.35%
Profit margin -62.27%
Book value $10.743
Market capitalisation USD$168.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Peabody Energy Corporation shares

There are currently 6.3 million Peabody Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Peabody Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 25.2% down from 8.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Peabody Energy Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Peabody Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Peabody Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Peabody Energy Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Peabody Energy Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 4.1 million). Peabody Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.55. In other words for every 100,000 Peabody Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1550 shares are currently held short.

However Peabody Energy Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Peabody Energy Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Peabody Energy Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Peabody Energy Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Peabody Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.093% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Peabody Energy Corporation shares, roughly 93 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Peabody Energy Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Peabody Energy Corporation stock.

Peabody Energy Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Peabody Energy Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Peabody Energy Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Peabody Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.84 up to $10.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BTU.US volatility(beta: 1.49)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Peabody Energy Corporation's is 1.4852. This would suggest that Peabody Energy Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Peabody Energy Corporation overview

Peabody Energy Corporation engages in coal mining business. The company operates through Seaborne Thermal Mining, Seaborne Metallurgical Mining, Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, and Corporate and Other segments. It is involved in mining, preparation, and sale of thermal coal primarily to electric utilities; mining bituminous and sub-bituminous coal deposits; and mining metallurgical coal, such as hard coking coal, semi-hard coking coal, semi-soft coking coal, and pulverized coal injection coal. The company supplies coal primarily to electricity generators, industrial facilities, and steel manufacturers. As of December 31, 2019, it owned interests in 21 coal mining operations located in the United States and Australia; and had approximately 3.6 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves and approximately 500,000 acres of surface property through ownership and lease agreements. The company also engages in direct and brokered trading of coal and freight-related contracts, as well as provides transportation-related services, which involve financial derivative contracts and physical contracts. Peabody Energy Corporation was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. On April 13, 2016, Peabody Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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