Media stories about Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arch Coal earned a news sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy company an impact score of 45.4315447624744 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Arch Coal to Announce First Quarter 2018 Results on April 26 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Rural Pragmatism (americanprogress.org)
- Can Arch Coal (ARCH) Keep the Earnings Streak Alive This Quarter? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Jefferies Group Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for Arch Coal (ARCH) (americanbankingnews.com)
- EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Has Met With Dozens Of Campaign Donors (huffingtonpost.com)
Shares of Arch Coal stock opened at $95.75 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 2.49 and a quick ratio of 2.10. Arch Coal has a 1 year low of $60.13 and a 1 year high of $101.84. The firm has a market cap of $1,967.51, a P/E ratio of 8.43 and a beta of -0.14.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Monday, March 5th were issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 2nd. This is a boost from Arch Coal’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. Arch Coal’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 14.08%.
A number of research firms have issued reports on ARCH. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Arch Coal from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $108.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 4th. ValuEngine cut shares of Arch Coal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. JPMorgan Chase raised their price target on shares of Arch Coal from $90.00 to $94.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Jefferies Group set a $120.00 price target on shares of Arch Coal and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $109.00 price target on shares of Arch Coal and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Arch Coal currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $101.25.
About Arch Coal
Arch Coal, Inc produces and sells thermal and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 9 active mines located in Wyoming, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Colorado, and Illinois. It also owned or controlled, primarily through long-term leases, approximately 28,292 acres of coal land in Ohio; 1,060 acres of coal land in Maryland; 10,108 acres of coal land in Virginia; 359,160 acres of coal land in West Virginia; 98,488 acres of coal land in Wyoming; 267,857 acres of coal land in Illinois; 34,446 acres of coal land in Kentucky; 9,840 acres of coal land in Montana; 21,802 acres of coal land in New Mexico; 358 acres of coal land in Pennsylvania; and 20,165 acres of coal land in Colorado, as well as owned or controlled through long-term leases smaller parcels of property in Alabama, Indiana, Washington, Arkansas, California, Utah, and Texas.
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