Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)’s shares trading high


Dallas, Texas 07/18/2013 (Financialstrend) – Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) is the world’s biggest private-sector coal company with around 9.3 billion tons of reserves. The revenue recorded was 54% in 2012 from the U.S. Newly, Australian coal production of the company had surged to record levels by 30%. This gave the advantage of economies of scale; however there was a loss that occurred due to changes in the foreign exchange. The company Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce has called on the Australia’s government to put up a comprehensive policy reform directed at returning the nation’s coal sector to international competitiveness.
Boyce told that the commission must be bipartisan, that represents both state and federal interests and also work in partnership with the private sector. The Supercritical coal plants are greatly efficient and the carbon emissions rate is maintained at around 40 percent less than that found in the oldest plants. The Company served the requirements of metallurgical and thermal coal products in greater than 25 countries on six continents. President Obama implements limits on carbon dioxide emissions  from power plants. This would help in reducing carbon emissions by 17% from 2005 to 2020. This leads to greater operating costs for coal power plants. The company planned to reduce 450 contractual jobs at its Australian mines.

There had been a gain of 1.82% in the shares of Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) which closed at $16.20 per share on Wednesday. The stock had presented intraday fluctuations on the range of $15.95 to $16.41 per share, after opening at $15.96 for the day. The company had recorded 52 week low at $14.34 and 52 week high at $29.84 per share.

There are 269.60 million shares outstanding with a market cap of $4.37 billion and an institutional ownership of 80% of the total capital. The trading volume on Wednesday was 5.44 million shares and the average volume is at 7.61 million shares per day.