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Consolidated Investment Analysis for Peabody Energy  Company Description  Peabody Energy Corporation (Peabody) is a coal company. The Company owns majority interests in 28 coal mining operations located in the United States and Australia. In addition to its mining operations, it markets, brokers and trades coal. The Company operates in four principal segments: its three mining segments and its Trading and Brokerage segment. The Company's three mining segments are Western U.S. Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining and Australian Mining. Its fifth segment, Corporate and Other, includes mining and export/transportation joint ventures, energy-related commercial activities, as well as the management of its vast coal reserve and real estate holdings through initiatives, such as participation in developing mine-mouth coal-fueled generating plants; developing British Thermal Unit (BTU) Conversion technologies, which are designed to convert coal to natural gas and transportation fuels, and advancing carbon capture and storage initiatives.

Share Statistics  Symbol    Current Price  52wk Range  Avg Vol (3m) 

BTU   58.17    34.89‐66.07  3,974,420 

     

     

EPS   Market Cap  52wk Change  P/E (ttm) 

2.42 15.68B  28.98%  24.01 

Financial Summary

On October 19, 2010, Peabody Energy Corp reported 3rd quarter 2010 earnings of 0.99 per share. This result exceeded the 0.91 consensus of the 22 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 3rd quarter results by 0.50. Peabody Energy Corp reported annual 2009 earnings of 1.92 per share on January 26, 2010. BTU had 3rd quarter 2010 revenues of 1.86bn. This bettered the 1.86bn consensus of the 12 analysts covering the company. This was 12.24% above the prior year's 3rd quarter results. BTU had revenues for the full year 2009 of 6.01bn. This was -8.81% below the prior year's results.


Analyst Consensus  Buy

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This is the consensus forecast amongst 23 polled investment analysts. Analyst Detail

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The 21 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Peabody Energy Corp (BTU:NYQ) have a median target of 74.00, with a high estimate of 81.00 and a low estimate of 57.00. The median estimate represents a 27.21% increase from the last price of 58.17. Technical Analysis Chart 


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BTU  

Symbol BTU EPS 2.42 Current Price 58.17 Market Cap 15.68B 52wk Range 34.89‐66.07 52wk Change 28.98% Avg Vol (3m) 3,974,420 P/E (ttm) 24.01 B...

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