Hallador Energy Co (NASDAQ:HNRG) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totalling 164,700 shares, a decline of 6.7% from the June 15th total of 176,500 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 80,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. Currently, 0.8% of the company’s stock are sold short.

A number of brokerages have commented on HNRG. Zacks Investment Research downgraded GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 4th. ValuEngine raised Hallador Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, April 21st.

Shares of NASDAQ:HNRG traded up $0.04 on Tuesday, reaching $5.55. The company had a trading volume of 744 shares, compared to its average volume of 52,903. Hallador Energy has a twelve month low of $4.75 and a twelve month high of $7.34. The company has a 50-day moving average of $5.66. The stock has a market cap of $168.76 million, a PE ratio of 22.24 and a beta of -0.16. The company has a quick ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 1.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51.

Hallador Energy (NASDAQ:HNRG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 6th. The energy company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.17. Hallador Energy had a return on equity of 4.89% and a net margin of 3.95%. The company had revenue of $89.31 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $87.80 million. On average, research analysts anticipate that Hallador Energy will post 0.65 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 16th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 31st will be given a $0.04 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 30th. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.88%. Hallador Energy’s dividend payout ratio is currently 64.00%.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Cove Street Capital LLC lifted its position in shares of Hallador Energy by 12.5% in the first quarter. Cove Street Capital LLC now owns 225,000 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $1,183,000 after buying an additional 25,000 shares during the last quarter. Yale University acquired a new position in shares of Hallador Energy during the 1st quarter worth about $503,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Hallador Energy by 6.6% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,240,104 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $6,287,000 after purchasing an additional 76,361 shares during the last quarter. Hamilton Lane Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Hallador Energy during the 1st quarter worth about $62,000. Finally, BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of Hallador Energy by 2.7% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 981,318 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $4,975,000 after purchasing an additional 25,988 shares during the last quarter. 46.60% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Hallador Energy Company Profile

Hallador Energy Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the mining, production, and sale of steam coal for the electric power generation industry in the United States. The company holds interests in the Oaktown 1 mine underground mine located in Knox County, Indiana; the Oaktown 2 mine located in Knox County, Indiana and Lawrence County, Illinois; Carlisle underground coal mine located near the town of Carlisle, Indiana; and Ace in the Hole mine located near Clay City, Indiana.

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