Peabody Energy Corp stock downgraded from Strong Buy Candidate to Buy Candidate after Monday trading session., 1 year ago

Peabody Energy

The Peabody Energy Corp stock price fell by -1.51% on the last day (Monday, 18th Apr 2022) from $32.54 to $32.05. During the day the stock fluctuated 6.70% from a day low at $31.20 to a day high of $33.29. The price has risen in 6 of the last 10 days and is up by 23.17% over the past 2 weeks. Volume fell on the last day along with the stock, which is actually a good sign as volume should follow the stock. On the last day, the trading volume fell by -885 thousand shares and in total, 7 million shares were bought and sold for approximately $229.56 million.

Jefferies is very positive about BTU and gave it a "$18.00 - $25.00" rating on Mar 09, 2022. The price target was changed from 21.15 to 6.29.

The stock lies in the upper part of a wide and strong rising trend in the short term, and this may normally pose a very good selling opportunity for the short-term trader as reaction back towards the lower part of the trend can be expected. A break-up at the top trend line at $32.86 will firstly indicate a stronger rate of rising.Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 149.72% during the next 3 months and, with a 90% probability hold a price between $66.45 and $82.07 at the end of this 3-month period.

Peabody Energy

The Peabody Energy Corp stock holds buy signals from both short and long-term moving averages giving a positive forecast for the stock. Also, there is a general buy signal from the relation between the two signals where the short-term average is above the long-term average. On corrections down, there will be some support from the lines at $29.22 and $24.31. A breakdown below any of these levels will issue sell signals. Furthermore, there is a buy signal from the 3 month Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). Some negative signals were issued as well, and these may have some influence on the near short-term development. A sell signal was issued from a pivot top point on Thursday, April 14, 2022, and so far it has fallen -1.51%. Further fall is indicated until a new bottom pivot has been found. Volume fell together with the price during the last trading day and this reduces the overall risk as volume should follow the price movements.

On the downside, the stock finds support just below today's level from accumulated volume at $29.16 and $26.35.There is natural risk involved when a stock is testing a support level, since if this is broken, the stock then may fall to the next support level. In this case, Peabody Energy Corp finds support just below today's level at $29.16. If this is broken, then the next support from accumulated volume will be at $26.35 and $24.78.

This stock may move much during the day (volatility) and with a large prediction interval from the Bollinger Band this stock is considered to be "high risk". During the last day, the stock moved $2.09 between high and low, or 6.70%. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 8.55%.

Several short-term signals, along with a general good trend, are positive and we conclude that the current level may hold a buying opportunity as there is a fair chance for Peabody Energy Corp stock to perform well in the short-term.Due to some small weaknesses in the technical picture we have downgraded our analysis conclusion for this stock since the last evaluation from a Strong Buy to a Buy candidate.

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