Media headlines about SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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 daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 47.876131107616 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- BRIEF-SunCoke Energy elects Michael G. Rippey as CEO (SXC) (markets.businessinsider.com)
- SunCoke Energy, Inc. Elects Michael G. Rippey As Chief Executive Officer And President; Frederick A. Henderson To … – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- Contrasting SunCoke Energy (SXC) and Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head-To-Head Review: SunCoke Energy (SXC) vs. Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SunCoke Energy in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of SunCoke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $13.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of SunCoke Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of SunCoke Energy from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th.
Shares of SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) opened at $10.52 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $690.54, a P/E ratio of 27.51 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.69, a current ratio of 1.58 and a quick ratio of 1.04. SunCoke Energy has a 52-week low of $7.66 and a 52-week high of $13.14.
SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The energy company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.08) by $0.26. SunCoke Energy had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 16.05%. The business had revenue of $339.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $344.40 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.10 earnings per share. SunCoke Energy’s quarterly revenue was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that SunCoke Energy will post -0.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director James E. Sweetnam sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.76, for a total transaction of $175,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $87,600. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director James E. Sweetnam sold 11,715 shares of the business’s 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 directly owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $181,800. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 3.85% of the company’s stock.
About SunCoke Energy
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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