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Consolidated Investment Analysis for Arch Coal Company Description Arch Coal, Inc. is a coal producer in the United States. During the year ended December 31, 2009, the Company sold approximately 126.1 million tons of coal, including approximately 7.5 million tons of coal, it purchased from third parties. The Company sells coal to power plants, steel mills and industrial facilities. As of December 31, 2009, it operated 19 active mines at 11 mining complexes located in the United States. The Company operates in three segments: the Powder River Basin, the Western Bituminous region and the Central Appalachia region. On October 1, 2009, the Company acquired Rio Tinto's Jacobs Ranch mine complex in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, which included 345 million tons of coal reserves and integrated it into the Black Thunder mine Share Statistics Symbol ACI Current Price 34.25 52wk Range 19.09- 36.50 Avg Vol (3m) 5,008,990

EPS 0.69 Market Cap 5.57B 52wk Change 62.55% P/E (ttm) 49.85

Financial Summary

On January 28, 2011, Arch Coal Inc reported 4th quarter 2010 earnings of 0.33 per share. This result under-performed the 0.44 consensus expectations of the 11 analysts following the company but exceeded last year's 4th quarter results by 0.22. Arch Coal Inc reported annual 2010 earnings of 1.14 per share on January 28, 2011. ACI had 4th quarter 2010 revenues of 835.39m. This missed the 846.32m consensus estimate of the 12 analysts following the company. This was -4.49% below the prior year's 4th quarter results. ACI had revenues for the full year 2010 of 3.19bn. This was 23.69% above the prior year's results.


Analyst Consensus Buy

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This is the consensus forecast amongst 24 polled investment analysts. Analyst Detail

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The 19 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Arch Coal Inc (ACI:NYQ) have a median target of 40.00, with a high estimate of 63.00 and a low estimate of 31.00. The median estimate represents a 20.41% increase from the last price of 33.22. Technical Analysis Chart


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ACI  

Symbol 
 ACI
 
 
 
 EPS
 
 0.69 Current Price
34.25

 
 
 Market Cap
 5.57B 52wk Range&#...

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