Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, coal producer Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Arch Coal's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Arch Coal facts
||St. Louis (1969)
||Coal and consumable fuels
||CEO John Eaves (since April 2012)
CFO John Drexler (since April 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$117.8 million / $4.1 billion
||Alpha Natural Resources
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 1,586 members who have rated Arch Coal believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A few months ago, one of those Fools, Becker2011, offered some insight into the long-term bull case:
Coal has been beaten down for a while now. This is seemingly a great time to pick up a solid company that is not going [anywhere] soon. As someone who has worked inside of a large power company and seen how much green energy costs ... well let's just say I don't see sweeping changes to the nation's power portfolio [anytime] soon
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