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 (NYS: 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)
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.
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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