Media headlines about Sasol (NYSE:SSL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sasol earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.712018234624 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Sasol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Citigroup lowered Sasol from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Royal Bank of Canada restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Sasol in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Sasol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.00.

Shares of Sasol (NYSE:SSL) traded up $0.55 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $31.65. The company had a trading volume of 443,347 shares, compared to its average volume of 275,427. The company has a quick ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. Sasol has a 1 year low of $26.92 and a 1 year high of $32.40.

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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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