Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, coal producer Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Peabody and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Peabody facts

Headquarters (founded)

St. Louis, Mo. (1883)

Market Cap

$4.0 billion


Coal and consumable fuels

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$7.8 billion


Chairman/CEO Gregory Boyce

Vice President/CFO Michael Crew

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$638.2 million / $6.2 billion

Dividend Yield



Arch Coal

BHP Billiton


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 2,058 members who have rated Peabody believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those Fools, Coinmann, tapped Peabody as a particularly timely bargain opportunity:

Recent sell off has been overdone. This stock is an excellent value based on its discount to book value and the outlook for a recovery in coal. It and its peers are taking capacity out of the market that will help shore up pricing very soon.

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