Research on Arch Coal and Peabody Energy -- A Quick Overview of the Coal Industry

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/27/10 -- offers investors comprehensive research on the industrial metals & minerals industry and has completed analytical research on Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) and Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Coal companies have been posting strong gains in 2010 as global and domestic demand for coal has risen. Increased demand in China and India have helped drive up profits, and companies are in turn using those profits to expand business operations. While some companies such as Peabody Energy Corp. are looking to Australia to increase their holdings, a government plan to increase mining taxes there could put a dent in profits. Peabody posted profits of $124 million for its latest reported quarter, earnings which were up as compared to the same quarter last year. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Peabody Energy Corp. at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the coal miners industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Arch Coal Inc. and Peabody Energy Corp.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

While profits are up, safety and environmental issues have played a big role in the relative success of companies in the industry. Some companies like Arch Coal Inc. have had mining activity suspended at some of their locations due to unsafe working conditions. Arch Coal which reversed a loss of $15 million in Q2 2009 by posting profits of $66 million in Q2 2010 had to close its Dugout Canyon Mine due to high level of carbon monoxide but has resumed mining in mid-August. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Arch Coal Inc. at

Arch Coal is also involved in mountain top mining and has recently come under environmental scrutiny, as the blasting done in the mining process is said to have a negative impact on streams and rivers in the area. The company has even seen its operation in the area halted while the Environmental Protection Agency investigates. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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