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Coal Outlook for 2015

It may be something of an understatement to say that 2014 was a tough year for the coal industry. U.S. coal consumption rose a little this year, but exports dropped ...
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Arch Coal, CONSOL Earnings Hit by Low Prices, High Costs

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The coal miner posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.09 on revenues of $884.62 million. ...
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Coal Industry Ignores Positive Guidance From Peabody Energy

If there is any industry that is unloved by the current administration it is the coal industry. Coal is especially despised this week at the environmental climate change march in ...
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Coal Miner Peabody at 10-Year Low, Drags Down Other Miners

It is too bad that U.S. coal companies can’t convince Apple to put a little coal in each iPhone the company sells. That may be the only thing that could ...
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Why China’s Insatiable Appetite for Coal Has Likely Peaked

By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com A recent report from Greenpeace found that China's coal consumption declined in the first half of this year and new Chinese government data suggests that ...
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SinoCoking: From Cheers to Reality Check

SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOK) is far from your normal company covered be major media, and that makes its wild share price move that much more ...
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Did Duke Get Enough in Midwest Asset Sale to Dynegy?

Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) and Dynegy Inc. (NYSE: DYN) struck a deal on Friday for coal and natural gas generation in the Midwest. Unfortunately, Dynegy seems to have come ...
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Alpha Natural Earnings (or Loss): When Less Bad Looks Wonderful

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR) beat earnings by $0.19 and beat on revenues, and it maintained its 2014 shipments guidance for eastern metallurgical and eastern steam coals. For second-quarter ...
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Why Less Bad in Arch Coal Earnings Just Is Not Good Enough

Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) was a Hail Mary call in our stock picks that could double in 2014, mostly as the least ugly piglet of the small cap coal ...
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Goldman Sachs Conviction Buy List Surprises: MLP and Coal

If one brokerage firm on Wall Street can generate excitement with stocks to buy, it is Goldman Sachs. That is particularly so when the company makes changes to its Conviction ...
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King Coal May Not Be Dead Yet

Carbon emissions regulations recently proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been widely believed to be another (large) nail in the coffin of U.S. coal mining. However, coal ...
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The Long-Term Bullish Case for Fuel Tech

Fuel Tech Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEK) is in the business of cleaning up the messy process of coal-fired power plants. The company delivers its air pollution control systems to utility, industrial ...
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Coal Leaders Now at Huge Selective Discounts to Book Value

With new Obama-led EPA rules for coal-powered electric utilities out, investors and traders have had yet one more reason to dump their coal stocks. The long and short of the ...
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More Bankruptcies Coming for Top Coal Stocks?

Needless to say, if one industry has become the whipping boy for clean energy advocates, it is the coal industry. Coal stocks remain under pressure due to weak seaborne markets ...
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Another Panic Sell Downgrade in Coal

Coal used to be the equivalent of gold for utilities. So what if some power plants and mills still use coal. It is nasty and it is the scourge of the ...
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