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    Earnings Report

    What Factors Drove the Major Coal Company Stocks in 1Q16?

    Uncertainty surrounding the recovery of coal prices and the enactment of environmental regulations such as the Clean Power Plan impacted coal stocks in 1Q16.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Natural Gas Drawdowns Impact Coal Miners

    For the week ended September 23, the EIA reported that natural gas inventory came in at 3,600 billion cubic feet compared to 3,551 Bcf one week earlier.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Low Crude Oil Prices Impact Coal Producers

    Although coal and crude oil don’t directly compete with each other as fuels, coal investors should still track crude oil prices.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Energy & Utilities

    Do Coal Miners Stand to Benefit from Natural Gas Drawdowns?

    For the week ending September 2, natural gas inventory came in at 3,437 Bcf (billion cubic feet), as compared to 3,401 Bcf one week earlier.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Earnings Report

    Cloud Peak Energy Topped EBITDA Margin Growth in 2Q16

    Cloud Peak Energy reported positive growth in its 2Q16 EBITDA margins. Cloud Peak Energy’s EBITDA margins came in at 11.1% in 2Q16.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Earnings Report

    Looking Closer at Westmoreland’s Leverage and Liquidity Positions

    For 2Q16, Westmoreland’s interest expenses came in at $29.2 million, as compared to $22.7 million in 2Q15 and $27.9 million in 1Q16.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Earnings Report

    Why Cloud Peak Energy’s Stock Rose after Its 2Q16 Report

    Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) announced its 2Q16 earnings results after market hours on July 28, 2016. It posted strong operational performance for 2Q16.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Earnings Report

    Why Alliance Resource Partners’ Stock Rose after Its 2Q16 Results

    Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP) announced its 2Q16 earnings results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, before market hours on July 26, 2016.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Earnings Report

    Will Peabody Energy’s Margins Improve in 2Q16?

    Analysts expect Peabody Energy to report $55 million as EBITDA for 2Q16 and 5.1% as EBITDA margin. Lower EBITDA implies lower income from the company’s ongoing operations.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Earnings Report

    Why Analysts Expect Peabody Energy’s Revenues to Decline in 2Q16

    Peabody Energy (BTUUQ) reported about $1.3 billion as consolidated revenue for 2Q15. Analysts estimate that Peabody Energy will report about $1.1 billion in 2Q16.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Westmoreland Coal’s Leverage and Liquidity Position?

    According to its latest 10-Q filings, Westmoreland Coal (WLB) has about $1.13 billion of debt on its books as of March 31, 2016.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Westmoreland Coal’s Margin Estimates

    Analysts expect Westmoreland Coal to report EBITDA of $62.1 million and an EBITDA margin of 17.6%. This implies higher income from its ongoing operations.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Westmoreland Coal’s Revenue Estimates

    Westmoreland Coal reported about $349 million in consolidated revenues for 2Q15. Analysts estimate that it will report $353 million in 2Q16 revenues.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Miscellaneous

    The Stay on the Clean Power Plan: What’s in It for Coal Miners?

    According to EIA projections, the Clean Power Plan will not have a significant impact on the quantity of coal produced or coal prices in the short term, until implementation of the plan.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Miscellaneous

    Supreme Court Stays the Clean Power Plan: What’s the Impact?

    On February 9, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. As a result, the EPA can’t implement the rule until all legal challenges are resolved.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Developments in the Clean Air Act Will Impact Coal Mining

    The Clean Air Act is a national air pollution control policy that regulates the emission of hazardous pollutants from stationary and mobile sources in the United States.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Coal Mining Laws that Investors Should Understand

    Coal mining companies incur significant expenditure in complying with all applicable federal and local laws.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Are the Low Sulphur Content Coal Mines in the US?

    According to the EIA, low sulphur content coal is defined as having less than 0.60 pounds of sulphur per million British thermal units.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Coal Mined in the US?

    According to the World Coal Association, there are two main underground mining methods in the US.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does the Land Ownership Pattern in the US Affect Miners?

    Land ownership in the US can be broadly divided into the following categories: federally owned land, state-owned land, privately owned land, and Native American land.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Are the Key Coal-Producing Regions in the US?

    Peabody Energy (BTU), Arch Coal (ACIIQ), Cloud Peak Energy (CLD), and Alpha Natural Resources (ANRZQ) are the top four coal-producing (KOL) companies in the Unites States.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Different Types of Coal?

    Coal types differ from each other as a result of the difference in their organic matter content and maturity.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Massive Natural Gas Drawdown Didn’t Help Coal

    For the week ended January 8, natural gas inventory came in at 3,475 Bcf (billion cubic feet) compared to 3,643 Bcf a week earlier.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Miscellaneous

    How Did the Clean Air Act Escalate Arch Coal’s Troubles?

    Increased environmental scrutiny in power generation and steel production has an indirect impact on coal mining companies like Arch Coal. Power producers have been impacted the most by the Clean Air Act.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Miscellaneous

    Arch Coal Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: The Market Reaction

    On January 11, 2016, Arch Coal (ACIIQ) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Although its bankruptcy was widely anticipated, stocks of major coal mining companies took a hard fall after the news.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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