News headlines about SunCoke Energy Partners (NYSE:SXCP) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SunCoke Energy Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 45.2245154454486 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on SXCP shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SunCoke Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of SunCoke Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of SunCoke Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SunCoke Energy Partners in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st.

SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) opened at $17.05 on Wednesday. SunCoke Energy Partners has a 1 year low of $13.50 and a 1 year high of $20.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.50, a current ratio of 1.38 and a quick ratio of 0.67. The firm has a market cap of $788.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.42 and a beta of 1.29.

SunCoke Energy Partners (NYSE:SXCP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The energy company reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.22. SunCoke Energy Partners had a negative net margin of 9.04% and a positive return on equity of 15.35%. The firm had revenue of $214.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $212.95 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. SunCoke Energy Partners’s quarterly revenue was up 15.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that SunCoke Energy Partners will post -1.94 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th were given a $0.594 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $2.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 13.94%. SunCoke Energy Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -129.35%.

In other news, major shareholder Sun Coal & Coke Llc acquired 18,182 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $16.73 per share, for a total transaction of $304,184.86. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Over the last quarter, insiders purchased 848,631 shares of company stock worth $14,703,695.

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About SunCoke Energy Partners

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the production of coke used in the blast furnace production of steel. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a 98% interest in Haverhill Coke Company LLC (Haverhill), Middletown Coke Company, LLC (Middletown), and Gateway Energy and Coke Company, LLC (Granite City).

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