BUZZ-U.S. coal miners - Fitch expects coal prices to stay low

Wed Mar 4, 2015 1:49pm EST
 
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** Shares of coal miners down 4.4-6 pct

** Fitch Ratings warns of pressure on U.S. met coal production and forecasts prices to "remain subdued through 2015"

** Says in a note that it believes coal producers are reluctant to sacrifice liquidity

** Arch Coal Inc down 6.6 pct at $1.13, Peabody Energy Corp down 6.7 pct at $7.19, Consol Energy Inc down 5.2 pct at $30.10, Teck Resources Ltd down 5.1 pct at $14.83