News coverage about SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SunCoke Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the energy company an impact score of 45.7511272099563 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of SunCoke Energy (SXC) traded up 0.453% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $9.985. The company had a trading volume of 163,004 shares. SunCoke Energy has a one year low of $7.23 and a one year high of $13.14. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $9.12 and a 200 day moving average price of $9.28. The company’s market capitalization is $642.33 million.
SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The energy company reported ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.07. The business had revenue of $323.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $347.90 million. SunCoke Energy had a positive return on equity of 3.27% and a negative net margin of 0.01%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.07) EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that SunCoke Energy will post ($0.34) EPS for the current year.
Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded SunCoke Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded SunCoke Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, TheStreet lowered SunCoke Energy from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th.
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In other news, Director James E. Sweetnam sold 11,715 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.09, for a total transaction of $106,489.35. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $181,800. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director James E. Sweetnam sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.76, for a total value of $175,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at $87,600. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.85% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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