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How to buy Peabody Energy stock

Learn how to easily invest in Peabody Energy stock.

Peabody Energy Corp is a thermal coal business based in the US. Peabody Energy shares (BTU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Peabody Energy employs 4,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4 billion.

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Peabody Energy stock price (NYSE: BTU)

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Peabody Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-19.
Latest market close$19.90
52-week range$8.58 - $33.29
50-day moving average $22.69
200-day moving average $20.03
Wall St. target price$28.40
PE ratio 3.6014
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.72

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Is it a good time to buy Peabody Energy stock?

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Peabody Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.9 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-15) N/A
1 month (2022-08-22) N/A
3 months (2022-06-24) -7.83%
6 months (2022-03-24) -21.19%
1 year (2021-09-24) 53.43%
2 years (2020-09-25) 552.46%
3 years (2019-09-26) 32.84%
5 years (2017-09-26) 29.68

Is Peabody Energy stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Peabody Energy's P/E ratio

Peabody Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Peabody Energy shares trade at around 4x 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's EBITDA

Peabody Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $987 million.

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

Peabody Energy financials

Revenue TTM $4 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.2%
Gross profit TTM $765.2 million
Return on assets TTM 8.72%
Return on equity TTM 45.58%
Profit margin 19.18%
Book value $15.62
Market capitalisation $3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Peabody Energy share dividends

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

Peabody Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Peabody Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.58 up to $33.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BTU.US volatility(beta: 1.04)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's is 1.0392. This would suggest that Peabody Energy's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Peabody Energy overview

Peabody Energy Corporation engages in coal mining business in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, South Korea, and internationally. The company operates through Seaborne Thermal Mining, Seaborne Metallurgical Mining, Powder River Basin Mining, and Other U. S. Thermal Mining 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, 2021, it owned interests in 17 coal mining operations located in the United States and Australia; and had approximately 2.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Peabody Energy is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.026% of Peabody Energy shares are held by insiders and 90.703% by institutions.
How many people work for Peabody Energy?
Latest data suggests 4,900 work at Peabody Energy.
When does the fiscal year end for Peabody Energy?
Peabody Energy's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Peabody Energy based?
Peabody Energy's address is: Peabody Plaza, Saint Louis, MO, United States, 63101-1826
What is Peabody Energy's ISIN number?
Peabody Energy's international securities identification number is: US7045511000
What is Peabody Energy's CUSIP number?
Peabody Energy's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 704549203

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