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March 25, 2014
10:52 EDTACI, ANRAlpha Natural, Arch Coal retreat after analyst downgrades
Two stocks declining despite today's market rally are coal miners Alpha Natural (ANR) and Arch Coal (ACI), which were both downgraded to Hold from Buy by research firm Jefferies. WHAT'S NEW: Alpha Natural and Arch Coal would both be significantly hurt by another large decline in natural gas prices, wrote Jefferies analyst Peter Ward in a note to investors earlier today. Natural gas prices could take another major hit, the analyst believes, while metallurgical coal prices are unlikely to spike higher, as they have in the past, Ward warned. He called the current price action in metallurgical coal "sluggish." WHAT'S NOTABLE: Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently cut its estimates and price targets on several coal miners, including Arch Coal and Alpha Natural. It also slashed its price target on another name in the sector, Walter Energy (WLT), to $2 from $8. The firm cited sinking met coal prices, oversupply, and falling marginal costs as reasons for its changes. Bank of America Merrill kept Underperform ratings on Arch Coal, Alpha Natural, and Walter Energy when it issued its note on March 20. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Arch coal sank 3.6% to $4.50, while Alpha Natural fell 2.6% to $4.40.
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February 10, 2016
07:54 EDTACI, ANRSupreme Court issues stay of coal emissions regulations, NYT reports
In what was called a "stunning development," the Supreme Court temporarily blocked the Obama administration's proposed regulations for emissions from coal-fired power plants, reported The New York Times. The case is most likely to return to the top court after an appeals court considers an expedited challenge from states, corporations and industry groups opposing the rules, the report noted. Publicly traded companies in the coal space include Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP), Alpha Natural (ANR), Arch Coal (ACI), CONSOL (CNX), Cloud Peak (CLD) and Peabody (BTU). Reference Link

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