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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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James River Coal Files for Bankruptcy

The natural gas revolution claimed its first coal-mining victim after markets closed Monday night. James River Coal Co. (NASDAQ: JRCC) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it tries to ...
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Merrill Lynch Gets Nasty Toward Coal Stocks

Coal may have gotten some life after the price of natural gas surged in the cold winter months. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks that the coal sector's long-term prospects are rising. ...
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More Woes in Coal at Walter

Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WLT) is getting to find out all over again about the woes of coal. Its stock sold off with the sector last week after a Goldman Sachs ...
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Goldman Sachs Slams Coal in Downgrade

Coal investors are getting coal put in their stockings early in 2014. Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR) is having a very rough end to its week as a result. ...
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Struggles to Continue for Coal Miner Alpha Natural Resources

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results before markets opened Wednesday. The coal miner posted an adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) loss for the ...
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CONSOL Energy Results Looks Better Than They Are

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results before markets opened Friday. The energy producer reported pretax net income of $16 million for the quarter. However the ...
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