Stock News Buzz: Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)

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Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) spotted trading -25.50% off 52-week high price. On the other end, the stock has been noted 26.92% away from the low price over the last 52-weeks. The stock changed -13.45% to recent value of $35.64. The stock transacted 5903827 shares during most recent day however it has an average volume of 954.3K shares. The company has 124.5M of outstanding shares and 121.36M shares were floated in the market.

Peabody (NYSE:BTU) declared that the company has developed a multi-tiered plan in an effort to extinguish the fire and contain the impacts at its North Goonyella Mine in Queensland.  The plan was reviewed by the Queensland Mine Inspectorate and is undergoing implementation at this time.

Safety is Peabody’s first priority, and the underground mine and surface areas remain restricted to access through exclusion zones while the work continues.

Elements of the plan include:

Implementing use of a mobile GAG unit – a specialist piece of equipment that generates high-moisture inert gases to displace oxygen supply at a fire zone;

Installing temporary seals into mine openings following completion of risk assessments and utilizing remote-control equipment to pump a fire-resistant expandable material called Rocsil;

Ensuring the area is further isolated by additional drilling and sealing of the old longwall panel;

Working with air quality monitoring experts on a voluntary program of environmental monitoring at North Goonyella, including regular site visits and boundary inspections to assess and analyze air quality data from key points;

Ensuring all aspects of the exclusion zone and other safety protocols are in place and observed; and

Utilizing strict risk assessments for all anticipated plan components.

“Working in consultation with the Inspectorate and third-party experts, we’re moving safely and as quickly as possible to address the situation,” said President Peabody Australia George J. Schuller Jr. “Peabody appreciates the ongoing work of the team at North Goonyella, the Inspectorate, independent technical experts, Queensland Mines Rescue Service, union representatives and all of the people who are engaged in the response to this issue.”

Its earnings per share (EPS) expected to touch remained 121.00% for this year . BTU has a gross margin of 28.30% and an operating margin of 16.20% while its profit margin remained 12.70% for the last 12 months.

According to the most recent quarter its current ratio was 2.3 that represents company’s ability to meet its current financial obligations. The price moved ahead of -15.89% from the mean of 20 days, -16.35% from mean of 50 days SMA and performed -13.09% from mean of 200 days price. Company’s performance for the week was -15.16%, -13.66% for month and YTD performance remained -9.47%.

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