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Update: Arch Coal - Managing What It Can

I reiterate my stance that Arch Coal's (NYSE:ACI) performance will remain challenged in the near term. Lower natural gas prices and strict regulations will continue to weigh on coal markets, and weak coal market fundamentals will pressurize ACI's performance in the near term. As coal market conditions remain challenged, the company's management will continue to control and improve the factors that it can to survive the industry downturn. The company will continue to explore options like reducing operational costs, selling non-core assets and cutting capital expenditure to support its financial performance in the short term. However, the company's long-term survival is dependent on an improvement in coal demand and recovery in coal…