SunCoke Energy (SXC) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SunCoke Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the energy company an impact score of 46.6547505759802 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) opened at $10.68 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $697.06, a P/E ratio of 5.71 and a beta of 1.16. SunCoke Energy has a 12-month low of $7.66 and a 12-month high of $13.43. The company has a current ratio of 1.74, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31.

SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The energy company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $359.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $353.60 million. SunCoke Energy had a net margin of 9.19% and a return on equity of 3.13%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.26 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that SunCoke Energy will post 0.12 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on SXC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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. Clarkson Capital upgraded SunCoke Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of SunCoke Energy in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.00.

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