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Will Struggles Continue for an Industry in Flux?

By Taylor Muckerman and Joel South – Feb 3, 2014 at 9:32AM

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Arch Coal hopes to buck the trend of losses it has been on lately. Unfortunately, our analysts' expectations aren't that high.

This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

Peabody Energy (BTU) certainly wasn't able to wow investors, and that leaves little hope for Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) when it reports tomorrow. Peabody is one of the most diverse coal miners without mining for other natural resources. Unfortunately for Arch Coal, it doesn't have the same luxury. It is much more reliant on the United States' coal-fired electricity sector which likely didn't help it close 2013 in a strong fashion. Click on the short clip below to hear our analysts sound off.

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Joel South has no position in any stocks mentioned. Taylor Muckerman owns shares of CONSOL Energy. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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