ACI Arch Coal
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Arch Coal- (ACI)- is one of the nation's largest coal producers. The company's core business is providing U.S. power generators with cleaner-burning, low-sulfur coal for electric generation. Through its national network of mines, Arch supplies the fuel for approximately 6 percent of the electricity generated in the United States.
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Arch Coal to Acquire Guffy Property from Patriot Coal Corp. (ACI)Oct 10, 2013On Thursday, Arch Coal Inc (ACI) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Guffy property from Patriot Coal Corporation for $16 million. This purchase will allow ACI to obtain up to 8 million tons of metallurgical coal at the Leer mine. John W. Eaves, ACI's President and CEO stated: "The Guffy acquisition represents a valuable, synergistic, bolt-on opportunity for Arch that extends the reserves and mine life at Leer, one of our premier, metallurgical coal operations in Appalachia." Additionally, ACI announced that it has resolved all of its pending legal issues with Patriots from its sale of coal companies to Magnum Coal Company. Arch Coal shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Thursday. The stock is down 48% YTD.Expand to read the full story
Goldman Sachs Cuts Arch Coal to "Sell" (ACI)Sep 27, 2013Goldman Sachs reported on Friday that it has downgraded Arch Coal Inc (ACI) to "Sell." The firm has lowered its rating on ACI from "Neutral" to "Sell," and has given the company a $3.00 price target. This price target suggests a 33% decline from the stock's current price of $4.53. Analyst Neil Mehta noted: "(1) among the highest leverage ratios and lowest returns under our coverage, (2) valuations near historical peak levels, (3) a thermal outlook less bullish than consensus, as coal plant retirements and relatively low PRB pricing will likely weigh on earnings and (4) below-average earnings growth, even if met coal prices recover above our forecasts." Arch Coal shares were down 16 cents, or 3.53%, during pre-market trading Friday. The stock is down 38% YTD.Expand to read the full story
The Bottom LineShares of Arch Coal Inc (ACI) have a 2.65% yield based on Thursday's closing price of $4.53. Arch Coal Inc (ACI) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.6 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
FBR Capital Resumes Coverage of Arch Coal at "Outperform" (ACI)Aug 28, 2013FBR Capital analysts resumed coverage on Arch Coal Inc (ACI) on Wednesday, giving the coal producer a bullish rating following the divestiture of its Canyon Fuel subsidiary for $423 million in net proceeds. The analysts rate ACI as "Outperform" and see shares reaching $6. This price target suggests a 30% upside to the stock's Tuesday closing price of $4.62 per share. "More importantly, we reiterate our investment thesis on ACI, as we continue to believe that the company has done a good job of extending debt maturities to wait for improvement in coal markets and selectively trimming the asset portfolio to opportunistically de-leverage the balance sheet," FBR Capital analyst Mitesh Thakkar stated. "With the completion of the divestiture, Arch Coal has a pro forma cash balance of $1.3B (including marketable securities), a majority of which could be used to pay down debt once coal markets stabilize and ACI resumes free cash flow generation." Arch Coal shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock is down 36.89% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Arch Coal (ACI) offer a dividend yield of 2.60% based on Tuesday's closing price of $4.62 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 12 cents per share. Arch Coal Inc (ACI) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.6 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story
Deutsche Bank Resumes Coverage of Arch Coal With "Hold" Rating (ACI)Aug 23, 2013On Friday, Arch Coal Inc (ACI) was reinstated/downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The analysts noted that they prefer better coal names given the stock's recent outperformance. Deutsche Bank rates ACI as "Hold" and sees shares reaching $5. This price target suggests a 7.5% upside to the stock's Thursday closing price of $4.65. "While we were 'away', ACI reported 2Q results that were slightly ahead of prior DBe. Here, EBITDA was $111m vs DBe of $104m due to higher PRB shipments and lower opex. Outside the #s, key details were lower capex ($280-310m vs $300-330m) & opex guidance, reduced met coal shipment outlook by 500k to 8m t (idled 2 mines) and its Leer start-up was pushed to 4Q. Despite some positives, our ests are trimmed to reflect contract positions, the asset sale and lower coal volumes/prices, and these new ests are: F13=$1.37 loss (was $1.33 loss), and F14=$0.73 loss (was $0.30 loss). Further, ACI is now trading at 13x (not proforma) and 9x our 2013-14 EBITDA ests vs peer average of 13x and 8x and our PT goes to $5 (vs $6.5 prior) or 10x '14 EBITDA," said Deutsche Bank analyst David Martin. Arch Coal shares were down 2 cents, or 0.43%, during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is down 36.48% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Arch Coal (ACI) offer a dividend yield of 2.58% based on last night's closing price of $4.65 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 12 cents per share. Arch Coal Inc (ACI) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.6 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story
Arch Coal Announces Completion of Canyon Fuel Sale (ACI)Aug 19, 2013Arch Coal Inc (ACI) , one of the nation's largest coal producers, announced early on Monday that it has completed the sale of one of its subsidiaries, Canyon Fuel Company, LLC, to Bowie Resources for $423 million in cash. "The sale of our Utah operations is advantageous for Arch and our shareholders, allowing us to monetize assets in our portfolio that aren't core to our long-term strategic plans," said John W. Eaves, Arch's president and CEO. "We are pleased with the value this transaction creates, as the sale puts Arch in a strong position for an evolving domestic coal market." In addition to the $423 million in cash proceeds, Arch Coal is expected to record a pre-tax gain of $120 million in the third quarter of 2013 due to the sale. Furthermore, the company expects to see various cost savings to total more than $200 million in the period between 2014 and 2017 due to the divestiture of its Utah assets. Also, Arch Coal expects to streamline operations to see an additional $10 million in annual administrative cost savings. "This divestiture pulls forward multiple years of cash flows and reduces Arch's future capital and cost outlays," said Eaves. "Moreover, the sale of our Utah assets provides an incremental boost in liquidity, further enhancing our financial flexibility and positioning Arch for future debt reduction as coal markets rebound." Arch Coal shares were up 3 cents, or 0.67%, during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is down 38.66% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Arch Coal (ACI) offer a dividend yield of 2.67% based on Friday's closing price of $4.49 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 12 cents per share. Arch Coal Inc (ACI) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.6 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story
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Arch Coal Slashes Dividend as Earnings Slide on Weak Coal Demand (ACI)May 1, 2012Coal producer Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) on Tuesday posted much lower-than-expected first quarter earnings results and cut its quarterly dividend payout by 73%. The St. Louis-based company reported first quarter net income of $1.2 million, or 1 cent per share, compared with $55.6 million, or 34 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding one-time benefits, ACI saw an adjusted net loss of 4 cents per share. Revenue rose 19% from last year, however, to $1.04 billion. On average, Wall Street analysts expected a profit of 16 cents per share, on still-higher revenue of $1.12 billion. In order to conserve capital, ACI slashed its quarterly dividend payout by almost 73%. The new dividend of 3 cents per share (down from 11 cents) will be paid on June 15 to shareholders of record as of June 1. Arch Coal shares fell 29 cents, or -3%, in premarket trading Tuesday. The Bottom Line Shares of Arch Coal (ACI) will now have a 1.23% dividend yield, based on the reduced dividend payout and last night's closing stock price of $9.76. The stock has technical support in the $7 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $11-$12 price levels. Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.7 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story