Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (ARCH) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.15

Media coverage about Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:ARCH) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arch Coal, Inc. Class A earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 45.7855512745085 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:ARCH) traded down 0.76% during trading on Monday, reaching $74.73. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 23,046 shares. The stock has a market cap of $1.82 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1.04. Arch Coal, Inc. Class A has a 52-week low of $59.05 and a 52-week high of $86.47. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $75.76 and a 200-day moving average price of $74.29.

Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:ARCH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The energy company reported $1.85 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.92 by ($0.07). The firm had revenue of $549.87 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $596.76 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 30.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Arch Coal, Inc. Class A will post $9.04 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were issued a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.86%. This is an increase from Arch Coal, Inc. Class A’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03.

Several brokerages have recently commented on ARCH. Clarkson Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A in a report on Thursday, July 27th. MKM Partners reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $104.00 price target on shares of Arch Coal, Inc. Class A in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $90.00 price target on Arch Coal, Inc. Class A and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Macquarie began coverage on Arch Coal, Inc. Class A in a report on Thursday, September 7th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $84.00 price target on the stock. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded Arch Coal, Inc. Class A from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price target for the company from $80.00 to $90.00 in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $92.38.

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About Arch Coal, Inc. Class A

Arch Coal, Inc is a coal producer. The Company is engaged in the production of thermal and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located throughout the United States, for sale to utility, industrial and steel producers both in the United States and around the world. The Company operates mining complexes in West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Wyoming and Colorado.

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