James River Coal Company

  • Tough times for the coal Industry

    By Faizan Chudhry - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: CNX, JRCC, KOL

    President Obama’s ongoing efforts to curb climate change are directly affecting the coal industry. Obama has been advocating boosting renewable energy usage and efficiency. Improving efficiency of current power generational fleet would increase power cost and adversely affect economies and businesses tied to coal. Coal industry has already been suffering due to increasing regulations, lower natural gas prices that have lead to cheap and cleaner burning of natural gas more »

  • Value Plays in Coal

    By Piyush Arora - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: ANR, ACI, CNX, JRCC, BTU


  • Is This Coal Company Ready for a Rebound?

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: ACI, CNX, JRCC

    Shareholders of Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) have seen the price of their stock drop about 50% over this year. However, the price of natural gas is rising. Together with the prospect of exporting coal to international markets, the month of December 2012 provided welcome relief. Arch Coal’s share price started bouncing back from historical lows.

    On December 14, the coal complex got a big boost. The chief executive officer more »

  • Should You Buy Into the Coal Supercycle?

    By Kyle Spencer - November 30, 2012 | Tickers: ARLP, JRCC, BTU

    Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Chairman and CEO Gregory H. Boyce has been pitching the so-called “coal supercycle” for a few years now. The pitch is that coal will become the world's largest energy source any day now due to rising demand in China and India, and the cost of coal is just a fraction of global oil and liquefied natural gas. It's all related to more »

  • Five Beat Down Stocks Leading the Market On Monday

    By Brian Nichols - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: ALU, FB, JRCC, KCG, ZNGA

    After a Black Friday rally the market came crashing down on Monday as investors took profits off the table. The market has now turned back its focus on the fiscal cliff, despite strong Black Friday sales and equally impressive home equity loan figures. With that being said, there are a few stocks rallying in Monday’s trading day, and these are all stocks that have been beaten down for most more »

  • The Market Inefficiency Report

    By Jamie Dlugosch - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: ACI, DDS, JRCC, KSS, M, BTU, SODA

    The election is over and the market is not happy. Stocks are plummeting after a narrow win for President Obama. By mid-day following the election the Dow Jones Industrial Index was on pace to have its worst day of the year.

    It hardly seems rational to think that with one event, the election, investors would suddenly decide that stocks in general would be some 3% less valuable today than they more »

  • 4 Coal Companies Presenting Value, Should You Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - October 11, 2012 | Tickers: ANR, ACI, JRCC, BTU

    Shares of coal miners have been volatile for most of the year, trading with large losses as uncertainty creates pessimism for investors. But Thursday, coal companies led the market after the EIA natural gas supply data was released. One of the reasons coal stocks had fallen lower in early 2012 is due to the prices of natural gas. Because when natural gas is higher, coal becomes a more attractive alternative more »

  • Coal Stocks Down this Week, Here's Why

    By Peter Epstein - August 17, 2012 | Tickers: ANR, JRCC, NRP, WLT

    Coal stocks are trading down again this week. Here's why. As of Friday morning, prompt natural gas prices are down to $2.70 per MCF. This is disappointing as the price was above $3 for much of the past month. Natural gas prices are important because as gas prices fall, power plants switch from coal to natural gas to generate electricity. 

                 Price on               2012         2011 % Down % Up
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  • Good News in the Coal Space?

    By Peter Epstein - August 16, 2012 | Tickers: ANR, ACI, CNX, JRCC

    The coal news has been dismal of late -- benchmark coking coal prices below $170 per metric tonne, natural gas prices dipping back to $2.75 per MCF, pessimistic commentary by global miners about a China-led recovery in the second half. All year investors have been waiting for China to turn the corner. It ain't going to happen in August or September. So, when I see encouraging news, I figure more »

  • Which Coal Stocks Have Bottomed? These 5 Have

    By Peter Epstein - August 15, 2012 | Tickers: ARLP, ANR, ACI, JRCC, BTU, WLT

    With an Average Rebound of ~26% Is the Bottom in? 

    As I write Monday morning, U.S. coal stocks have rebounded ~26% from respective 52-week lows. James River has bounced back the most, up 61% and Walter Energy, (NYSE: WLT) the least, up 24%. Also notable is Arch Coal's (NYSE: ACI) rebound of 48%. Does this mean the bottom is in? With regard to James River, it's been more »

  • Rio’s Short-term Weakness Creates an Interesting Opportunity

    By RJ Towner - August 14, 2012 | Tickers: BHP, FCX, JRCC, RIO

    Miner Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) reported better than expected first half results Wednesday. Revenue fell 13% to $25.3 billion in the first half of 2012. Underlying profit tumbled 34% to $5.2 billion, which was stronger than the Street forecasted. Additionally, the firm increased its first half interim dividend to $0.725 per share, 34% higher than its dividend for the same period last year. Rio Tinto also generated more »

  • Playing with Fire - The Coal Industry

    By Daniel Miller - August 1, 2012 | Tickers: ANR, JRCC, BTU

    If anyone reading this has glanced at coal this last year you surely noticed the coal industry decline. Wait, that's too nice, you surely noticed the complete nose dive in coal company stock prices. There's some really attractive companies out there that are insane values at this point in time. As with any sector, there's the good, the bad and really ugly. Let's discuss some of more »

  • What Is Happening To The Coal Industry?

    By Edgar Ambart - July 12, 2012 | Tickers: ANR, ACI, BHP, JRCC, BTU, WLT

    The last two days were brutal for coal stocks, as Patriot Coal Corp announced its bankruptcy filing and James River Coal (NASDAQ: JRCC) plunged 25%, hinting at a possible bankruptcy filing itself. The sell-off ensued for the rest of the coal players, such as Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT), Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), Peabody Energy Corp (NYSE: BTU), and Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) Seeing such a quick sell-off from these more »

  • Are Coal Stocks Lit Up?

    By Jonathan Yates - July 10, 2012 | Tickers: JRCC, KOL, BTU, UUP, GLD, USO

    Even though coal usage is falling in the United States and stagnant globally, coal stocks are soaring in recent market action.  Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), the world's largest private sector coal company in the country, is up 17.33% for the last week and 10.44% for the last month of trading.  Year to date, Peabody Energy is off by 20.67%.  James River (NASDAQ: JRCC), a small cap more »