It was "a messy release" for Peabody Energy (BTU +6.3%), which swung to a sizable Q4 loss as it...

|About: Peabody Energy Corp. (BTUUQ)|By:, SA News Editor

It was "a messy release" for Peabody Energy (BTU +6.3%), which swung to a sizable Q4 loss as it posted significant charges related to write-downs and mine-closure costs, while revenue also dropped. But operations in the western U.S. surprised to the upside and Australian volumes were much higher than expected, while costs were lower than expected.