SunCoke Energy (SXC) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SunCoke Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the energy company an impact score of 45.4143647319653 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on SXC. Zacks Investment Research raised SunCoke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, November 18th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of SunCoke Energy in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded SunCoke Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th.

Shares of SunCoke Energy (NYSE SXC) opened at $12.17 on Friday. 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 12 month low of $7.66 and a 12 month high of $12.25. The firm has a market capitalization of $731.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of 152.14 and a beta of 1.31.

SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The energy company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the 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 firm had revenue of $339.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $344.40 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.10 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that SunCoke Energy will post -0.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other SunCoke Energy news, insider Phillip Michael Hardesty sold 4,444 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 sale, the insider now directly owns 70,161 shares in the company, 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 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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