The stock was sold at an average price of $US15.47 ($A17.03), for a total transaction of about $51,000. Following the sale James owns 23,574 shares at a value of approximately $360,000.
Peabody traded up 1.68% on Monday, reaching $15.74. The stock had a trading volume of 3,937,741 shares.
Peabody has been the focus of numerous financial reports this year.
Ned Davis Research analysts upgraded shares of Peabody Energy from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” in a research note on February 18.
Jefferies Group analysts cut their price target on Peabody shares from $28 to $25 on January 31.
One research analyst rated the stock with a sell rating, six issued a hold rating and 10 assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock.
The stock has an average rating of buy and an average target price of $24.59.