Media headlines about SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SunCoke Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 45.0436830028498 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

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Several research firms have commented on SXC. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of SunCoke Energy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. B. Riley increased their price objective on shares of SunCoke Energy from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on shares of SunCoke Energy in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $13.00 target price on the stock. Clarkson Capital upgraded shares of SunCoke Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of SunCoke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.00.

Shares of NYSE SXC opened at $10.59 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.74. The stock has a market cap of $684.80, a PE ratio of 37.75 and a beta of 1.13. SunCoke Energy has a 12-month low of $7.66 and a 12-month high of $13.43.

SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The energy company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $359.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.26 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that SunCoke Energy will post 0.29 EPS for the current year.

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About SunCoke Energy

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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