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ARLP or ARCH: Which Coal Industry Stock is a Better Pick?

The coal industry continues to stage a silent comeback from the difficult times. Coal stocks have returned 18.6% in the past 12 months, marginally outperforming the Zacks S&P 500 Composite's growth of 18.3%. The coal industry is gradually coming out of the dark days due to rising international thermal coal demand, an increase in metallurgical coal prices and constructive steps taken by the new U.S. administration to safeguard the interests of the U.S. coal industry.

The Verdict

Alliance Resource Partners and Arch Coal are comparable operators in the U.S. coal industry based on their current market capitalization.

While Arch Coal has an edge in some of the above-mentioned parameters, our verdict goes to Alliance Resource Partners, given its better rank and lower debt-to-capital level.

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