Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) Forecast to gain 8.11% to hit Consensus price target – Marketing Sentinel

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) Forecast to gain 8.11% to hit Consensus price target

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) has a beta value of 1.57 and has seen 4,520,832 shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $363.8 Million, closed the last trade at $3.7 per share which meant it lost -$0.19 on the day or -4.88% during that session. The BTU stock price is -43.24% off its 52-week high price of $5.3 and 78.38% above the 52-week low of $0.8. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 3.53 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 3.87 Million shares.

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The consensus among analysts is that Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) is a Hold stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 3. None of the analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while none rate it as Overweight. 5 out of 5 have rated it as a Hold, with no one of them advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is -$0.68.

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) trade information

Despite being -4.88% in the red in last session, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Tuesday, Apr 27 when the BTU stock price touched $4.69-2 or saw a rise of 21.11%. Year-to-date, Peabody Energy Corporation shares have moved 53.53%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -11.27%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) have changed 35.53%. Short interest in the company has seen 6.69 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 1.73.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $4, which means that the shares’ value could jump 8.11% from current levels. The projected low price target is $3.5 while the price target rests at a high of $4.5. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +21.62% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -5.41% from current levels.

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Peabody Energy Corporation shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained +189.06% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 87.36%, compared to 36.3% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however Increased its growth outlook for the 2021 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 95.7% and 46.4% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be +3.7%.

3 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $665.63 Million for the current quarter. 2 have an estimated revenue figure of $751.4 Million for the next quarter concluding in September 01, 2021. Year-ago sales stood $697Million and $671Million respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by -4.5% for the current quarter and 12% for the next.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was +28.1% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2021 is a modest -818.6%.

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Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)’s Major holders

Insiders own 1.49% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 82.86% with a share float percentage of 84.12%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Peabody Energy Corporation having a total of 145 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Elliott Investment Management L.P. with over 28.92 Million shares worth more than $69.69 Million. As of December 30, 2020, Elliott Investment Management L.P. held 29.41% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Susquehanna International Group, LLP, with the holding of over 6.2 Million shares as of December 30, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $14.93 Million and represent 6.3% of shares outstanding.

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Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are iShares Russell 2000 ETF and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. As of March 30, 2021, the former fund manager holds about 1.67% shares in the company for having 1643843 shares of worth $5.03 Million while later fund manager owns 1.35 Million shares of worth $3.25 Million as of December 30, 2020, which makes it owner of about 1.37% of company’s outstanding stock.

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