SunCoke Energy (SXC) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News coverage about SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SunCoke Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the energy company an impact score of 46.2285261668711 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

SXC has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded SunCoke Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. BidaskClub upgraded SunCoke Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of SunCoke Energy in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, TheStreet cut SunCoke Energy from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th.

SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) traded down $0.05 during trading on Friday, reaching $10.73. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 206,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 704,379. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.58. SunCoke Energy has a one year low of $7.66 and a one year high of $13.14. The firm has a market capitalization of $693.76, a PE ratio of 27.64 and a beta of 1.30.

SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The energy company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.26. SunCoke Energy had a return on equity of 4.60% and a net margin of 0.42%. The business had revenue of $339.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $344.40 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.10 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that SunCoke Energy will post -0.16 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director James E. Sweetnam sold 11,715 shares of SunCoke Energy stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.09, for a total transaction of $106,489.35. Following the sale, the director now owns 20,000 shares in the company, valued at $181,800. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director James E. Sweetnam sold 20,000 shares of SunCoke Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.76, for a total value of $175,200.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $87,600. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.85% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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SunCoke Energy Company Profile

SunCoke Energy, Inc is a producer of coke in the Americas. The Company’s segments include Domestic Coke, Brazil Coke, Coal Logistics, and Corporate and Other. The Domestic Coke segment consists of its Jewell Coke Company, L.P. (Jewell), Indiana Harbor Coke Company (Indiana Harbor), Haverhill Coke Company LLC (Haverhill), Gateway Energy and Coke Company, LLC (Granite City) and Middletown Coke Company, LLC (Middletown) cokemaking and heat recovery operations.

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