Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

James River Coal Fighting A Losing Battle With Time

(Editors' Note: This article covers a stock trading at less than $1 per share and/or with less than a $100 million market cap. Please be aware of the risks associated with these stocks)

Cold weather and higher natural gas prices have arrived in force, but it may be too little too late for James River Coal (JRCC) and its investors. This Appalachian coal company has made under-appreciated strides in lowering its production cost base and rationalizing production levels to prevailing prices, but it may not be enough. With liquidity running thin and coal prices still short of where they need to be, James River is going to have to pull a rabbit or two out of its hat to maintain...

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