Media coverage about SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SunCoke Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.3334474946408 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on SXC shares. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of SunCoke Energy in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Clarkson Capital upgraded shares of SunCoke Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SunCoke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, February 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. SunCoke Energy currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.00.
Shares of SunCoke Energy (SXC) opened at $10.70 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31. The stock has a market cap of $689.32, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.56 and a beta of 1.16. SunCoke Energy has a one year low of $7.66 and a one year high of $13.43.
SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The energy company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $359.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $353.60 million. SunCoke Energy had a return on equity of 3.13% and a net margin of 9.19%. SunCoke Energy’s quarterly revenue was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.26 earnings per share. research analysts expect that SunCoke Energy will post 0.12 earnings per share for the current year.
In other SunCoke Energy news, insider Phillip Michael Hardesty sold 4,444 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.37, for a total transaction of $50,528.28. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 70,161 shares in the company, valued at $797,730.57. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 3.85% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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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