Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU): Price and Financial Metrics

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU): $23.37

0.21 (+0.91%)

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  • BTU scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 97.95% of US stocks.
  • BTU's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • BTU's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 3.35% of US stocks).

BTU Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Peabody Energy Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 8.32% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Over the past twelve months, BTU has reported earnings growth of -132.88%, putting it ahead of merely 14.17% of US stocks in our set.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, BTU is more volatile than 86.49% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Peabody Energy Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be WTI, RIG, AXAS, AMR, and PK.
  • Visit BTU's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

BTU Valuation Summary

  • BTU's EV/EBIT ratio is -21.2; this is 239.47% lower than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • Over the past 54 months, BTU's price/earnings ratio has gone down 5.9.
  • BTU's price/earnings ratio has moved down 5.9 over the prior 54 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for BTU.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
BTU 2021-09-03 0.7 2.2 -6.6 -21.2
BTU 2021-09-02 0.7 2.2 -6.4 -20.9
BTU 2021-09-01 0.7 2.2 -6.4 -20.9
BTU 2021-08-31 0.7 2.0 -6.0 -19.9
BTU 2021-08-30 0.6 2.0 -5.9 -19.8
BTU 2021-08-27 0.6 2.0 -5.8 -19.6

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 $23.37 52-week high $33.29
Prev. close $23.16 52-week low $8.58
Day low $23.18 Volume 2,439,504
Day high $24.24 Avg. volume 7,997,581
50-day MA $21.98 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $18.54 Market Cap 3.36B

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 Announces Proposed Convertible Senior Notes Offering

Peabody (NYSE: BTU) today announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2028 (the "notes") in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Peabody also expects to grant the initial purchasers of the notes an option to purchase, for settlement within a period of 13 days from, and including, the date t

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Has Peabody Energy (BTU) Outpaced Other Oils-Energy Stocks This Year?

Here is how Peabody Energy (BTU) and Helix Energy (HLX) have performed compared to their sector so far this year.

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Peabody Energy (BTU) Shows Fast-paced Momentum But Is Still a Bargain Stock

Peabody Energy (BTU) made it through our 'Fast-Paced Momentum at a Bargain' screen and could be a great choice for investors looking for stocks that have gained strong momentum recently but are still trading at reasonable prices.

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

This Week Proved a Lump of Coal is Still Good Business

Energy executives belatedly announced this week that they got a lump of coal in their stockings at the Christmas holiday. They couldn't be...

Yahoo | February 18, 2022

Why I Sold Short Peabody Energy - Again

I again sold short Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) late last week after the stock price surged partially because of their latest earnings report. I am using my short positions to trade a commodity. Actually Peabody stock is a tool to directly and indirectly trade a number of commodities-thermal coal, coking...

WYCO Researcher on Seeking Alpha | February 17, 2022

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BTU Price Returns

1-mo 11.34%
3-mo 7.94%
6-mo 34.08%
1-year 67.77%
3-year 23.87%
5-year -7.51%
YTD 132.08%
2021 317.84%
2020 -73.57%
2019 -67.32%
2018 -21.62%
2017 N/A

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