SunCoke Energy (SXC) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of 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 coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy company an impact score of 45.4560499858208 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

SunCoke Energy (NYSE SXC) opened at $12.51 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $805.09, a P/E ratio of 156.38 and a beta of 1.30. SunCoke Energy has a fifty-two week low of $7.66 and a fifty-two week high of $13.43. The company has a current ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.69.

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

SXC has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered SunCoke Energy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of SunCoke Energy in a report on Wednesday, November 1st.

In other news, insider Phillip Michael Hardesty sold 4,444 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.37, for a total transaction of $50,528.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 70,161 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $797,730.57. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 3.85% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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