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Short-Covering, Possible Debt Swap Send Peabody Stock Soaring

The number of shares of Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) sold short is more than double what it was a year ago. The number of shares short hit a 12-month ...
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Arch Coal: A New Momentum Stock?

In the past two-and-a-half trading sessions, shares of Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) have risen nearly 90%, not including the effect of a one-for-10 reverse stock split that occurred after ...
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Is Arch Coal Really Back?

When investors see a rise of 40% or more in a stock, they start to wonder what is happening. When they see a rise by that much in a coal ...
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Is Arch Coal Next for the Bankruptcy Line?

Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) is getting some pushback from investors holding the company’s $1.9 billion term loan and seeking to stop the company from going through with a debt ...
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Coal Stocks Pummeled by EPA Clean Air Rules

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Clean Power Plan on Monday, the agency focused on a 32% cut from 2005 levels of U.S. carbon emissions by 2030. ...
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Alpha Natural Resources Surprises No One With Bankruptcy Filing

In a move that took no one by surprise, Alpha Natural Resources filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday morning. The company, which traded on the New York Stock Exchange ...
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Which Coal Miners Will Live to Dig Another Day?

Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE: WLT) filed a notice Friday morning that the New York Stock Exchange has notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the NYSE’s intention to ...
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Peabody Energy Stock Makes a Run After Awful Earnings

When Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) reported second-quarter results Tuesday morning, the per share loss was worse than expected and total sales came in lower than expected. But the company ...
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CONSOL Energy Takes Massive Impairment Charge, Posts Loss

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) reported second quarter 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. The coal and natural gas producer reported quarterly an adjusted diluted loss of $0.37 and ...
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That Was Fast — Coal Goes Back to the Furnace

The Supreme Court ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) whereby the EPA did not consider costs was supposed to be a lifeline for the business of fossil fuels. Or ...
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Supreme Court Ruling Does Not Save the Coal Companies

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday threw the U.S. coal industry at lifeline with a five to four ruling ordering the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take into account the ...
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Coal Investors Anxious Ahead of Coal MLP IPO This Week

CNX Coal Resources L.P. is set to come public this week. This could be a massive deal for the ailing coal sector as this is the growth-oriented master limited partnership ...
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Can US Coal Miners Dodge the Bankruptcy Bullet?

In the second quarter of 2011, a ton of metallurgical coal -- the type used in the steelmaking industry -- cost $330. In the first quarter of 2015, that same ...
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Short Interest in Peabody Plays Role in Post-Earnings Reaction

Coal mining giant Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) has reported a net loss of $0.62 per share (after a $0.23 refinance charge) on revenues of $1.54 billion for its most ...
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Why Arch Coal Just Cannot Make Any Money

Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. The coal miner posted an adjusted diluted net loss of $0.54 on revenues of $677 million. ...
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