Media headlines about Sasol (NYSE:SSL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sasol earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.221633719276 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities analysts have recently commented on SSL shares. BidaskClub upgraded Sasol from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded Sasol from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Sasol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Sasol in a research report on Thursday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Sasol presently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

Sasol (SSL) opened at 30.35 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $30.02 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.41. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.94 and a beta of 0.88. Sasol has a 12 month low of $24.91 and a 12 month high of $32.40.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be given a dividend of $0.059 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 6th.

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Sasol Company Profile

Sasol Limited is an international integrated chemicals and energy company. The Company develops and commercializes technologies, and builds and operates facilities to produce a range of product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity. The Company’s operating business units include Mining and, Exploration and Production International.

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