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WLT Company Profile
Walter Industries- (WLT)-provides a line of products and services, including coal and natural gas, furnace and foundry coke, slag fiber, mortgage financing, and home construction worldwide. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
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Walter Energy Upgraded to "Neutral" at Goldman Sachs (WLT)Sep 27, 2013On Friday, Goldman Sachs announced that it has raised its rating on Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) . The firm has upgraded WLT from "Sell" to "Neutral," and boosted the company's price target from $10 to $15. This new price target suggests a 3% upside from Thursday's closing price of $14.55. Analyst Neil Mehta commented: "As of September 1, short interest as a percent of the float for WLT was at 43% (per FactSet), the highest among any small cap stock under Goldman Sachs Equity Research coverage." "Going into 2013, short interest was at only 12%, with dramatic increases over the last 4 months as met coal prices pulled back." Walter Energy shares were up 20 cents, or 1.37%, during pre-market trading Friday. The stock is down 59% YTD.Expand to read the full story
Sep 5, 2013Standard & Poor's Rating Services announced on Thursday that it has lowered its corporate credit rating on Walter Energy () from B to...
Raymond James Upgrades Walter Energy to "Market Perform" (WLT)Jul 10, 2013Analysts at Raymond James upgraded Walter Energy, Inc (WLT) on Wednesday, saying that the company is likely to fix its financial situation. However, the analysts noted that they believe the coal producer will suspend its dividend in order to save cash. The analysts upgraded WLT from "Underperform" to "Market Perform." "Recall, Walter has lost ~25% of its share value since it postponed the attempted refinancing last month, leaving it at risk of tripping covenants as early as 3Q13. While we understand the credit facility was good to go, the turbulence in the debt markets that drove yields on new potential paper sharply higher (existing WLT notes fell from near par to mid/high 80s in short order) caused management to postpone the transaction. Time will tell if the debt markets will settle down enough to get terms closer to original expectations, but the company does have adequate time (dated maturities) to find out. Still, we would expect the financial covenants on its existing bank credit to be dealt with sooner rather than later, likely resulting in a favorable reaction by shareholders," said Raymond James analyst James Rollyson. Commenting on the possibility of a dividend cut, Rollyson added, "We're not sure if the lenders will require this in trade for covenant waivers, but the cut may occur either way. Although this concept appears to be expected by many on the Street, we do believe the stock would react positively to such news." Walter Energy shares were up 27 cents, or 2.37%, during morning trading on Wednesday. The stock is down 69.29% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Walter Energy (WLT) have a dividend yield of 4.24% based on Wednesday's intraday trading price of $11.79 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 50 cents per share. Walter Energy, Inc (WLT) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.8 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
Nomura Securities Sees Walter Energy Addressing Investor Concerns; Maintains "Neutral" Rating (WLT)Jun 26, 2013On Wednesday, Nomura Securities reported that it has maintained a "Neutral" rating on metallurgical coal producer, Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) . As investors remain concerned with the company's current balance sheet and free cash flow, the firm has reiterated a "Neutral" rating and $13 price target on WLT. The price target suggests a 15% increase from the stock's current price of $11.10. Analyst Curt Woodworth believes that the company will be taking action to address investor concerns in the next couple months. Woodworth noted, "in the short run, we expect Walter will significantly reduce capital spending by an additional ~$40-50mm to bare bones levels and now forecast the dividend to be suspended at the upcoming board meeting in July, saving an additional $31mm. We expect WLT to begin to turn its stranded inventory at Brule into cash over the next several quarters via reduced mine production," the analyst comments. These steps will allow the company to achieve covenant relief in the short run, the analyst said, and they believe the company is likely to look again at alternatives to restructure / refinance term loan A sooner rather than later." Walter Energy shares were down 25 cents, or 2.20% during Wednesday morning trading. The stock is down 69% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) have a 4.54% yield based on Wednesday morning's price of $11.02. Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.8 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
Tudor Pickering Says Walter Energy Sell-Off Is Overreaction; Shares Should Rebound (WLT)Jun 17, 2013Shares of coal company Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) fell more than 20% last week on a report that it would postpone its debt refinancing plans. However, Tudor Pickering analysts see this sell-off as an overreaction. The analysts note that though WLT did indeed postpone refi plans, it has no material debt principal payments due until 2015. As such, the sell-off has been emotions getting the better of investors. Its shares should rebound as "fear adjusts to reality." The analysts rate WLT as "Accumulate" with a price target of $31. This target suggests a 156% upside to Friday's closing price of $12.13. Walter Energy share were up 56 cents, or +4.63%, during morning trading on Monday. The stock is down -64.07% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Walter Energy (WLT) have a dividend yield of 4.12% based on Friday's closing price of $12.13 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 50 cents per share. Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.8 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
Walter Energy Looking Into Debt Refinancing (WLT)Jun 5, 2013Walter Energy (WLT) , a metallurgical coal producer for the steel industry, announced that it has begun exploring options to refinance a portion of its existing debt. The company, which is headquartered in Alabama and has operations in Canada as well, also produces steam coal and coal bed methane gas. Walter reported long-term debt of about $2.6 billion as of March 30. The company had cash balances of about $236 million at that point. Walter has reported negative net income for three consecutive quarters. The company paid about $52 million in interest expenses for the quarter ended March 30. Shares of WLT sank 2.6% in Wednesday trading to $16.33. The stock is now almost 70% below its 52-week high of $50.44. The Bottom Line Walter Energy (WLT) currently has a dividend yield of 3.06% based on Wednesday's closing price of $16.33 and an annual dividend payout of $0.50 per share. Walter Energy (WLT) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.9 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
Shares of Walter Energy Rise on Stealmaking Sales Increase (WLT)Apr 12, 2013Shares of Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) rose on Friday morning following news of an upside in the company's stealmaking sales. The company reported that sales have improved compared to the past three months as a result of higher production and lower expenses. WLT reported that it sold 2.8 million metric tons and metallurgical coal, a 9% increase from the fourth quarter. Thermal coal sales dropped -40% from Q4 to 380,000. The low volume of production caused expenses to increase by $35 per ton. The company will release its earnings results on May 2. Analysts expected to see a loss of 86 cents per share. Walter Energy shares were up $1.88, or 7.79% during premarket trading Friday. The stock has declined -58% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) have a 2.07% yield, based on Thursday's closing price of $24.12. Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.0 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
Walter Energy Shares Drop on Q4 Loss (WLT)Feb 21, 2013Coal mining company, Walter Energy, Inc.(WLT) reported a fourth quarter loss on Thursday, and missed analysts estimate. The Birmingham, AL based company reported a fourth quarter net loss of -$71 million or -$1.13 per share, compared to earnings of $80.3 million or $1.28 per share last year. Excluding special items, the company reported a net loss of -$66.4 million. Analysts expected to see a loss of 89 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter dropped to $478.78 million, from $703.01 million last year. Analysts expected to see revenue of $511.31 million. Following the disappointing news on the company's quarter, hedge fund Audley Capital Advisors LLP said that they now plan to replace half of the company's 10 board members. The hedge fund criticized WLT for missing outlooks and said that the company's directors have minimal mining experience. Although the hedge fund owns less than 1% of the company, it has experience in the coal industry, previously having a large stake in Western Coal with was acquired by WLT in 2011. WLT said that its business has been hurt by weak demand, especially in China. Walter Energy shares were down -$1.76, or -4.79% during premarket trading Thursday. The stock has declined -44% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of Walter Energy, Inc.(WLT) have a 1.36% yield, based on Wednesday's closing price of $36.76. Walter Energy, Inc.(WLT) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.0 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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