What is CONSOL Energy Inc. (CEIX) Stock Return on Shareholders’ Capital?

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CEIX) stock jumped 5.74% on Wednesday to $69.24 against a previous-day closing price of $65.48. With 0.79 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.65 million shares. During the session, the Thermal Coal company that operates in wider Energy sector, reached to the highest price of $69.78 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $66.71. The 52-week range on CEIX shows that it touched its highest point at $79.17 and its lowest point at $18.83 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $80.00. With its current market cap of 2.41 billion, CEIX has annualized dividend of $4.20 while the current yield stands at 6.07%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.78.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of CEIX was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 13.16%, but this was up by 9.71% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -8.73% while six-month performance rose 35.10%. The stock gained 194.81% in the past year, while it has gained 209.35% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for CEIX yields 10.71 with Next year EPS estimates of 23.88. For the next quarter, that number is 3.35. This implies an EPS growth rate of 357.60% for this year and 122.02% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 34.87 million CEIX shares are outstanding with a float of 34.22 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 13, 2022, short shares totaled 2.17 million, which was 6.22% higher than short shares on Sep 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. James A. Brock as the firm’s CEO, Pres & Director, Mr. Miteshkumar B. Thakkar serves as its Chief Financial Officer.


Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 87.24% of CEIX’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 50.86% of CEIX, in contrast to 39.00% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 20.32%. As the largest shareholder in CEIX with 13.76% of the stake, BlackRock Fund Advisors holds 4,798,133 shares worth 4,798,133. A second-largest stockholder of CEIX, SSgA Funds Management, Inc., holds 2,140,409 shares, controlling over 6.14% of the firm’s shares. The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the third largest shareholder in CEIX, holding 2,131,317 shares or 6.11% stake. With a 6.96% stake in CEIX, the iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF is the largest stakeholder. A total of 2,426,536 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF, which owns about 3.14% of CEIX stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 1,094,078 shares valued at 68.95 million. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index holds 2.25% of the stake in CEIX, owning 785,468 shares worth 49.5 million.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for CEIX since 3 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 3 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 0 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 0 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 0 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 0 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With CEIX analysts setting a high price target of $85.00 and a low target of $75.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $80.00. Based on these targets, CEIX could surge 22.76% to reach the target high and rise by 8.32% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 15.54% from current levels.


EPS: Estimates vs Actual

It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy. CEIX will report FY 2022 earnings on 02/07/2023. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of $11.06 being high and $10.25 being low. For CEIX, this leads to a yearly average estimate of $10.79. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. CONSOL Energy Inc. surprised analysts by $1.29 when it reported $4.25 EPS against a consensus estimate of $2.96. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was $1.27. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is $3.39 and the low estimate is $3.31. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus $3.35.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded CEIX stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 3 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 17,000 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 12 while that of sell transactions has risen to 22 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 181,101 while 227,227 shares were sold.

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