NEW YORK, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Peabody Energy Corporation ("Peabody Energy" or the "Company") (NYSE: BTU). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.
The investigation concerns whether Peabody Energy and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
On June 30, 2015, Reuters re-published a story (originally published on June 4) reporting that the U.S. Department of Interior is examining Peabody's eligibility for self-bonding, a government program that gives coal companies a discount on the costs of insuring their clean-ups in case of bankruptcy. On Reuters' review, Peabody failed to meet federal self-bonding criteria with respect to net worth, current assets and total liabilities at the end of 2014. On this adverse news, Peabody shares fell $0.44, or nearly 17%, to close at $2.19. On July 1, 2015,
Peabody reported that it expects to report lower Q2 earnings and EBITDA. On this adverse news, Peabody shares have fallen as much as $0.41, or more than 18.7%, in intraday trading.
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Robert S. Willoughby
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