"Arch Coal Inc. is under mounting pressure to get a grip on its dwindling cash.
The miner is saddled with $5.1 billion of debt and has failed to clinch a deal with creditors to swap existing bonds for new securities with longer maturities, which would help the company cut its obligations and ride out a commodities slump.
Now Arch is three weeks away from an $18.1 million interest payment on some of the bonds it wants to make disappear. With the company’s senior lenders not wanting to see that cash used up, they’re likely to pressure the company to skip the payment, according to Spencer Cutter, a credit analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. That would start the clock on a 30-day grace period that would force the two sides to either reach a compromise or head to bankruptcy court."
"Analysts at Benchmark cut their rating to sell from hold following GameStop's quarterly earnings report."
That had nothing new to say that bashers hadn't said 8-18 months ago when this was down at 35. Pure manipulation, to let them cover their short. Why is this naked market manipulation allowed?!