14 NYSE Stocks and 2 ETFs for a Coal Play

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 |  Includes: ACIIQ, ANRZQ, BTUUQ, CLD, CNX, EVEIQ, ICO, KOL, MEE, NRP, PCXCQ, PKOL, PVG, PVR, WLT, YZC
by: David Hunkar

Mongolia is opening up its Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit to foreign investors. The site is located in the South Gobi desert near China’s northern border and has an estimated 6.4 billion metric tons of coal.

Coal continues to be a major source of power generation in many countries including the U.S. where about 44% of total electricity generated comes from coal-powered plants.

The Top Coal Exporters and Importers (Click to enlarge)

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Source: World Coal Association

Australia is the world’s largest coal exporter of both steam and coking coal. Indonesia is emerging as a major exporter in recent years.

The top coal producers are China, the USA, India, Australia and Indonesia. Much of the coal produced is used domestically.

Some of the coal stocks trading on the NYSE are listed below:

S. No. Company Ticker
1 Arch Coal, Inc. ACI
2 Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. ANR
3 Peabody Energy Corporation BTU
4 CONSOL Energy Inc. CNX
5 Evergreen Energy Inc. EEE
6 Massey Energy Company MEE
7 Natural Resource Partners LP NRP
8 Penn Virginia Resources PVR
9 Walter Energy, Inc. WLT
10 Yanzhou coal mining Co. (ADR) YZC
11 International Coal Group, Inc. ICO
12 Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P. PVG
13 Patriot Coal Corporation PCX
14 Cloud Peak Energy Inc. CLD
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U.S.-based Peabody Energy (BTU) is the world’s largest private coal producer.

Two of the coal ETFs are Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEARCA:KOL) and PowerShares Global Coal Portfolio ETF (NASDAQ:PKOL).

Disclosure: No positions