Arch Coal (aci) Stock Research
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Company Description: Arch Coal produces coal in the US. As of 2007, it operated 18 active mines. In addition to its own coal, the company resells that from others active mines. Arch sells most all of coal to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. Its coal sales also fuel approximately 6% of all electricity generated in the United States. Update
Energy Industry Analysis: The energy industry includes companies whose sales derive from the production and sale of energy related products and services such as the extraction, manufacturing, refining, and distribution of energy. Energy Trading Strategy: Energy investments tend to be very sensitive to commodity prices. Speculation and market manipulation by governments affect the energy market, therefore, cautiously invest in companies with significant potential. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.
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Arch Coal's business strategy is to keep things simple. Clearly-defined strategies lower business risks by staying within their areas of expertise. Arch Coal's strategy is to accomplish clear, attainable, and challenging goals. This focus increases company value and long-term investor returns.
Strategy: Arch Coal has a narrow focus that serves a particular customer niche with either a unique product or with a low cost advantage over competitors. (read more). Competitive Advantages:
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