Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU): Price and Financial Metrics

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU): $25.59

0.32 (+1.27%)

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  • BTU scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 94.68% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for BTU is in Quality, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • BTU ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 7th percentile.

BTU Stock Summary

  • BTU's current price/earnings ratio is 2.71, which is higher than just 4.42% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • Of note is the ratio of PEABODY ENERGY CORP's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 8.22% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -70.4%, PEABODY ENERGY CORP's debt growth rate surpasses merely 3.15% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to BTU, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are NAT, GTE, MPLN, DHT, and CYXT.
  • BTU's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit PEABODY ENERGY CORP's official web site, go to

BTU Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Basic Materials stock, BTU's price/sales ratio is 61.11% lower, now standing at 0.7.
  • BTU's price/earnings ratio has moved up 3.4 over the prior 73 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for BTU.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
BTU 2023-03-24 0.7 1.1 2.7 1.8
BTU 2023-03-23 0.7 1.1 2.6 1.8
BTU 2023-03-22 0.7 1.0 2.6 1.7
BTU 2023-03-21 0.7 1.1 2.6 1.7
BTU 2023-03-20 0.7 1.1 2.6 1.7
BTU 2023-03-17 0.7 1.0 2.6 1.7

BTU's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • BTU has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 59.37% of graded US stocks.
  • BTU's asset turnover comes in at 0.603 -- ranking 6th of 9 Coal stocks.
  • ARLP, ARCH, and HCC are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with BTU.

The table below shows BTU's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.603 0.144 -0.032
2021-03-31 0.567 0.133 -0.377
2020-12-31 0.557 0.124 -0.361
2020-09-30 0.578 0.169 -0.364
2020-06-30 0.603 0.171 -0.316
2020-03-31 0.632 0.202 -0.046

BTU Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of BTU, see our BTU price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $14.75 Average Broker Recommendation 1.9 (Hold)

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BTU Price/Volume Stats

Current price $25.59 52-week high $33.29
Prev. close $25.27 52-week low $17.42
Day low $25.40 Volume 734,913
Day high $25.90 Avg. volume 4,354,225
50-day MA $26.35 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $25.32 Market Cap 3.70B

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) Company Bio

Peabody Energy is is the largest U.S. coal producer. The company operates through six operating segments: Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, Australian Metallurgical Mining, Australian Thermal Mining, and Trading and Brokerage. It is involved in mining, preparation, and sale of thermal coal primarily to electric utilities; and metallurgical coal that include hard coking coal, semi-hard coking coal, semi-soft coking coal, and low-volatile pulverized coal injection for industrial customers. The company supplies coal primarily to electricity generators, industrial facilities, and steel manufacturers. The company was founded in 1883 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Latest BTU News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about PEABODY ENERGY CORP that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate BTU as an investment opportunity.

Peabody Confirms Incident at Shoal Creek Mine

Peabody (NYSE: BTU) today confirmed a fire that began earlier today at its Shoal Creek Mine involving void fill material utilized to stabilize the roof structure of the mine. The Shoal Creek Mine is near Jefferson, Walker, and Tuscaloosa counties in Alabama. All mine personnel have now been safely evacuated from the mine. The Mine deployed a team of firefighters to address the incident; at the time that team evacuated the mine, they reported that no flames were visible. The Mine Safety and Healt

Yahoo | March 29, 2023

Peabody Energy (BTU) Stock Moves -0.26%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Peabody Energy (BTU) closed at $23.32, marking a -0.26% move from the previous day.

Yahoo | March 17, 2023

Are Investors Undervaluing Peabody Energy (BTU) Right Now?

Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Nevertheless, we are always paying attention to the latest value, growth, and momentum trends to underscore strong picks.

Yahoo | March 14, 2023

Signal Says Coal Stock Has Room to Run

BTU is trading near historically bullish trendline

Yahoo | March 13, 2023

Is Peabody Energy (BTU) Outperforming Other Oils-Energy Stocks This Year?

Here is how Peabody Energy (BTU) and Vista Oil & Gas, S.A.B. de C.V. Sponsored ADR (VIST) have performed compared to their sector so far this year.

Yahoo | March 6, 2023

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BTU Price Returns

1-mo -8.15%
3-mo -3.14%
6-mo 3.10%
1-year 4.32%
3-year 782.41%
5-year -22.69%
YTD -3.14%
2022 162.36%
2021 317.84%
2020 -73.57%
2019 -67.32%
2018 -21.62%

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