Peabody Energy (NY: BTU)
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(BTU) Community Analysis from
April 19, 2014
There is money to be made and I intend to make some. Being long the coal stocks for next week is where the money appears to be lurking in an otherwise poor market. This is due to...(read more)
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Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) will release its first quarter 2013 financial results before the market bell on Apr 18, 2013. In the prior quarter, this coal operator reported a negative...(read more)
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Peabody Energy (BTU) will release its fourth quarter 2012 financial results before the market bell on Jan 29, 2013. In the prior quarter, this coal operator reported a 50.00%...(read more)
Peabody Energy (BTU) Company Overview

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) is the world’s largest private-sector coal company that operates mines across the U.S. and Australia. In 2008, Peabody fueled roughly one-tenth of all U.S. electricity generation and more than 2 percent worldwide.[1] The company owned majority interests in 30 coal mining operations located in the United States and Australia, and also owns equity interest in one Venezuelan operating mine.[2] Peabody mines, prepares, and sells steam coal to electric utilities in the U.S. and operates metallurgical and thermal coal mines in Australia.[2]

Global demand for coal remained weak in 2009, driven by low capacity utilization at steel mills and a fall in the demand for electricity. Of the major steel-producing nations, China is the only country outpacing prior-year steel production levels, with all other nations running 38 percent below 2008 on average.[3] Weakening demand for coal and the economic contraction has an adverse effect on Peabody's sales volumes and revenues. Peabody has already realized 2 million tons of its previously announced 10 million tons of planned 2009 Powder River Basin production cuts.[3]

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