September 25, 2012
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, coal producer CONSOL Energy (NYSE: CNX ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CONSOL's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Canonsburg, Pa. (1991)
||Coal and consumable fuels
||Chairman/CEO J. Brett Harvey
CFO William Lyons
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$200.2 million / $3.2 billion
||Alpha Natural Resources
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 8% of the 689 members who have rated CONSOL believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star Chemdawg, succinctly summed up the CONSOL bear case for our community: "[E]nergy is due for a correction ... inventories are high and demand is lagging especially for coal. [I]t is almost not economically recoverable at these prices ... and I expect them to fall further since [natural gas] pricing is even lower than coal."
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