Jefferies Financial LLC Upgrades Peabody Energy Corp.(BTU:NYE) to a Buy rating and raises the target price to $36

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by: STA Research

Jefferies Financial LLC Upgrades Peabody Energy Corp. to a Buy rating and raises the target price to $36 from $25 on the company’s stock.

Based on the Peabody Energy Corporation stock forecasts from 4 analysts, the average analyst target price for Peabody Energy Corporation is USD 28.20 over the next 12 months. Peabody Energy Corporation’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Peabody Energy Corporation is Slightly Bullish , which is based on 5 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Peabody Energy Corporation’s stock price was USD 26.07Peabody Energy Corporation’s stock price has changed by +3.74% over the past week, +16.23% over the past month and +214.10% over the last year.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What we don’t like:

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

 

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