Walter Industries, Inc.

NYSE: WLT
Coal investors are getting coal put in their stockings early in 2014. Alpha Natural Resources is having a very rough end to its week as a result due to a nasty downgrade from Goldman Sachs.
Source: ThinkstockCan the U.S. coal mining industry in be saved? The forces arrayed against coal are formidable: environmental groups hate the stuff, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
Source: ThinkstockHow does upgrading the coal sector sound for a gutsy analyst call? That is exactly what we are seeing on Friday from Goldman Sachs, although the upgrades are not exactly universal...
Source: Jon Ogg24/7 Wall St. reviews many short interest changes throughout the month. What generally stands out the most is when there are big short interest trend changes, such as seeing that...
Source: ThinkstockThe battered U.S. coal industry took another shot Friday as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Gina McCarthy announced proposed stricter clean air regulations in a...
Source: ThinkstockCoal mining stocks have had a couple of bad years. Actually, since peaking in mid-2008, Central Appalachian thermal coal prices have dropped from more than $140 a ton to around $50...
July 24, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning following upbeat estimates for eurozone flash PMI readings. In Asia, China’s PMI came in lower than expected, leading to more worries...
Source: ThinkstockMetallurgical coal miner Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE: WLT) today cut its quarterly dividend from $0.125 to $0.01. The cut was demanded by creditors in order to let the company amend a...
Source: Jon OggShort sellers might have a hard time if they are just trying to say that the stock market is going down. Stocks keep rising again. But that is not true in all sectors, and certainly...
June 26, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning following the final reading on first quarter U.S. GDP growth, which came in lower than expected, but investors apparently believe that...
June 24, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning and spent the day trying to move back to break even with Friday’s close. The U.S. markets got no help from Shanghai, where the main...
Source: ThinkstockSaying that coal company management has focused on the right levers — lengthening debt maturities, slashing discretionary capital spending, reducing marginal production, driving...
U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning, kicking off a gradual decline that lasted all day. Profit-taking and a lower-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment in the U.S. get the blame. In...
Source: ThinkstockCoal mining companies have had a miserable two years. Low-cost natural gas has clobbered demand for thermal coal to generate electricity, and the slow global economy has...
Source: ThinkstockShares of Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) rose as much as 3.2% this morning after the company posted first-quarter earnings that were considerably better than expected. Peabody’s...