Media coverage about SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SunCoke Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the energy company an impact score of 46.0054622046815 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on SXC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded SunCoke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. TheStreet downgraded SunCoke Energy from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded SunCoke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th.

SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) traded up 1.06% on Friday, hitting $8.56. The stock had a trading volume of 719,985 shares. The stock’s market cap is $550.66 million. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $10.03 and its 200-day moving average price is $9.39. SunCoke Energy has a 12 month low of $6.28 and a 12 month high of $13.14.

SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The energy company reported ($0.07) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.07. SunCoke Energy had a negative net margin of 0.01% and a positive return on equity of 3.27%. The firm had revenue of $323.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $347.90 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.07) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that SunCoke Energy will post ($0.34) EPS for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Mangrove Partners Master Fund, sold 41,131 shares of SunCoke Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.01, for a total value of $452,852.31. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Mangrove Partners Fund (Cayman sold 86,605 shares of SunCoke Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.00, for a total transaction of $952,655.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 850,551 shares of company stock valued at $9,415,508 in the last quarter. 3.85% of the stock is owned by 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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