If coal stocks (KOL -1.2%) have finally hit bottom, Paul Ausick seems to like Peabody's (BTU...

|By:, SA News Editor

If coal stocks (KOL -1.2%) have finally hit bottom, Paul Ausick seems to like Peabody's (BTU -0.8%) prospects best, citing its Australian mines that provide a key Asian outlet. Separately, Patriot Coal (PCX +2.9%) is far outperforming peers on chatter the company paid its coupon on convertible debt. Also: CNX +1.3%, ANR +0.4%, ACI -1.7%, JRCC -3.2%.