The market has been down on Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) stock recently. BTU gets a Bearish score from InvestorsObserver's Stock Sentiment Indicator.
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What's Happening With BTU Stock Today?
Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) stock is trading at $2.89 as of 10:37 AM on Friday, Sep 11, an increase of $0.18, or 6.45% from the previous closing price of $2.72. The stock has traded between $2.68 and $2.94 so far today. Volume today is below average. So far 480,953 shares have traded compared to average volume of 1,968,949 shares.
More About Peabody Energy Corporation
Peabody Energy mines and sells coal through approximately 21 coal mines in the United States and Australia. Peabody also markets and brokers coal, both as principal and agent, and trades coal and freight-related contracts through offices in China, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. The company operates in the following segment: Seaborne Thermal Mining, Seaborne Metallurgical Mining, Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining and Corporate and Other.