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News For MSBHY;BTU;ACI;CLF;BHP From The Last 14 Days
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February 12, 2016
15:04 EDTBTUFitch downgrades Peabody Energy IDR to 'CC'
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February 11, 2016
11:30 EDTBTUPeabody sees 2016 as 'trying' year for U.S. coal industry
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11:20 EDTBTUPeabody says current pricing levels 'a strong headwind'
Peabody projects modest seaborne metallurgical coal supply reductions in 2016 as further declines in the U.S. overcome small production increases from other exporting nations. Given ongoing market challenges, says continues to drive cost improvements at all levels. Says company and its advisors are currently in discussions with debt holders to evaluate financial alternatives, including potential debt exchanges, debt buybacks and new financing, to preserve liquidity and delever the balance sheet. Sees lower Q1 results from mining segments. Expects hedge realizations to improve as year proceeds. Sees FY16 CapEx $120M-$140M. Sees FY16 U.S. sales volumes 150M-$160M tons, total sales volumes 195M-210M tons. Says current pricing levels "a strong headwind." Comments taken from the Q4 earnings conference call. Peabody is down 27% to $2.45 in late morning trading.
07:12 EDTBTUPeabody liquidity totaled $902.6M at Feb. 9
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07:10 EDTBTUPeabody lowers 2016 U.S. sales targets by 13% at midpoint
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07:08 EDTBTUPeabody reports Q4 adjusted EPS ($9.27), consensus ($8.68)
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February 10, 2016
18:43 EDTBTUPeabody to draw down remainder of $1.65B credit facility, WSJ says
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10:56 EDTBTUCoal producers rise after Supreme Court temporarily blocks EPA order
The shares of a number of coal companies are rising after the Supreme Court blocked the Obama administration from implementing a rule that would require a significant cut in power plants' carbon emissions. WHAT'S NEW: In a one page order, the nation's highest court told the administration to refrain from carrying out the rule, which was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. The court's four liberal justices said that they did not support the court's order, but none of the justices explained the rationale for their decisions. The order will prevent the rule from being implemented until the lawsuit against it is decided by an appeals court and is heard by the Supreme Court. The rule would, by 2030, require a 32% cut in power plants' carbon emissions versus 2005 levels. If implemented, the rule would likely force power plants to use less coal and rely more on cleaner energy sources. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, CONSOL (CNX) rose 1.4% to $7.63, Peabody Energy (BTU) gained 7% to $3.62 and Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) advanced 6% to $1.56.
07:54 EDTACI, BTUSupreme 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
February 7, 2016
14:05 EDTCLFCliffs Natural reaches Bloom Lake settlements, will adopt governance changes
Cliffs Natural Resources announced it has reached agreements in principle to settle both the putative federal securities class action pending in the District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the combined shareholder derivative actions pending in the Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The lawsuits were based, among other things, on the alleged dissemination of false or misleading information by the previous management and previous board of directors regarding the company's former Bloom Lake mine in Canada. The settlements are subject to court approval, and will have "no impact" on the company's financial position or operations, Cliffs noted. The agreement in the securities action provides for a settlement payment to the class of $84M, the totality of which will be paid by the company's third party insurance carriers. Under the terms of the settlement for the derivative actions, the company has agreed to adopt a number of changes to its corporate governance policies, protocols and practices. In addition, the company's insurance carriers will pay $775,000 for plaintiff's attorneys' fees and costs.
February 5, 2016
06:42 EDTCLFCliffs Natural solvency concerns mounting, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Jorge Beristain says that while successful execution of the recently announced debt exchange offer could bring a short-term catalyst for shares of Cliffs Natural, it may not alter medium-term solvency concerns. Post the company's Q4 results, the analyst cut his price target for the shares to $1.00 from $1.50 on lower iron ore realizations. He believes solvency concerns are mounting and reiterates a Sell rating on Cliffs.
05:46 EDTBHPStocks with implied volatility movement; BHP MAT
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February 4, 2016
11:46 EDTBHPOptions with increasing put volume
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11:21 EDTBHPOptions with increasing call volume; FMC HST XME RIO BHP PAY DNDK BSX ALLY SWFT
10:01 EDTBTUOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Anglo Platinum (AGPPY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow... Changyou.com (CYOU) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Enbridge (ENB) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Esterline (ESL) downgraded to Hold at Drexel Hamilton... Franco-Nevada (FNV) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... GoPro (GPRO) downgraded on results, guidance at Sterne Agee CRT... Heat Biologics (HTBX) downgraded to Speculative Buy from Buy at Cantor... Illumina (ILMN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Intrawest Resorts (SNOW) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Match Group (MTCH) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Memorial Resource (MRD) downgraded to Hold from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering... Pacific Biosciences (PACB) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Peabody (BTU) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Peak Resorts (SKIS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie... PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Petrobras (PBR) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Sensata (ST) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Shutterfly (SFLY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) downgraded to Neutral from Speculative Buy at Seaport Global... Synchronoss (SNCR) downgraded at Stifel... Wabtec (WAB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman.
07:26 EDTBTUPeabody downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital
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February 2, 2016
06:43 EDTBHPBHP may lose 'solid A' status amid commodities rout, Bloomberg says
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February 1, 2016
16:24 EDTCLFMesabi Trust receives royalty report of iron ore product shipments from Cliffs
On January 29, the Trustees of Mesabi Trust (MSB) received the quarterly royalty report of iron ore product shipments from Silver Bay, Minnesota during the quarter ended December 31, 2015 from Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF), the parent company of Northshore Mining Company. As previously reported, on January 15, 2016, the Trustees declared a distribution of 5c per Unit of Beneficial Interest payable on February 20 to Mesabi Trust Unitholders of record at the close of business on January 30. As reported by Cliffs, based on shipments of iron ore products by Northshore during the three months ended December 31, 2015, Mesabi Trust was credited with a base royalty of $2.86M. Mesabi Trust also was credited with a bonus royalty in the amount of $271,153, based on the average sales price per ton of iron ore pellets and the volume of shipments by Northshore during the fourth calendar quarter of 2015. Royalties paid to Mesabi Trust, however, reflected a reduction of $797,170 as a result of negative pricing adjustments to base and bonus royalty calculations related to changes in price estimates made in the previous calendar quarters of 2015. Accordingly, the total royalty payments received on January 29, 2016 by Mesabi Trust from Northshore were $2.42M. The royalties paid to Mesabi Trust are based on the volume of shipments of iron ore pellets for the quarter and the year to date, the pricing of iron ore product sales, and the percentage of iron ore pellet shipments from Mesabi Trust lands rather than from non-Mesabi Trust lands. In the fourth calendar quarter of 2015, Northshore credited Mesabi Trust with 981,102 tons of iron ore, as compared to 1,244,364 tons during Q4 of 2014.

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