Coal companies Alpha Natural Resources (ANR +8.9%) and Peabody Energy (BTU +7.3%) rank among the...

|About: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANRZQ)|By:, SA News Editor

Coal companies Alpha Natural Resources (ANR +8.9%) and Peabody Energy (BTU +7.3%) rank among the day's top gainers amid signs the Fed may pump up growth after all (I, II) and sentiment that the worst could be over for coal shares - they're "a great buying opportunity now," BlackRock's Dan Rice says, expecting U.S. coal output to decline 11% this year and help shore up coal prices.