ConturaEnergyInc . (NASDAQ:CTRA) Director John E. Lushefski sold 2,750 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.64, for a total transaction of $155,760.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

NASDAQ CTRA traded up $1.23 on Thursday, hitting $57.38. The stock had a trading volume of 1,602 shares, compared to its average volume of 109,339. ConturaEnergyInc . has a 52-week low of $52.30 and a 52-week high of $81.00.

ConturaEnergyInc . (NASDAQ:CTRA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 15th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.60 by ($3.19). The business had revenue of $609.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $554.05 million. The business’s revenue was up 26.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CTRA. Royce & Associates LP grew its position in ConturaEnergyInc . by 48.8% during the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 680 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,000 after buying an additional 223 shares during the period. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in ConturaEnergyInc . by 2.8% during the first quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 17,696 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,025,000 after purchasing an additional 474 shares in the last quarter. Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc. lifted its holdings in ConturaEnergyInc . by 11.4% during the first quarter. Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc. now owns 8,768 shares of the company’s stock valued at $508,000 after purchasing an additional 900 shares in the last quarter. SEI Investments Co purchased a new position in ConturaEnergyInc . during the first quarter valued at approximately $104,000. Finally, Ellington Management Group LLC lifted its holdings in ConturaEnergyInc . by 4.1% during the first quarter. Ellington Management Group LLC now owns 50,451 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,922,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter.

Several research firms have issued reports on CTRA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ConturaEnergyInc . from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $73.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 25th. Seaport Global Securities began coverage on shares of ConturaEnergyInc . in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $78.00 target price on the stock. Finally, B. Riley lowered their target price on shares of ConturaEnergyInc . from $92.00 to $80.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday.

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About ConturaEnergyInc .

Contura Energy, Inc extracts, processes, and markets steam and metallurgical coal to electric utilities, steel and coke producers, and industrial customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Central Appalachia Operations, Northern Appalachia Operations, and Trading and Logistics.

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