Media headlines about Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) have trended positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sunoco earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.6272339843882 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) traded down $0.37 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $28.75. 466,622 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 357,932. Sunoco has a twelve month low of $21.90 and a twelve month high of $32.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.28, a quick ratio of 3.75 and a current ratio of 4.02. The company has a market cap of $3,374.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.23 and a beta of 0.56.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price target (up from $29.00) on shares of Sunoco in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reaffirmed an “underweight” rating on shares of Sunoco in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Sunoco in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $29.00 price target on shares of Sunoco in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Sunoco from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.50.

In other news, Director Stephen Pearce sold 70,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $0.43, for a total value of $30,100.00.

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About Sunoco

Sunoco LP is engaged in the retail sale of motor fuels and merchandise through its Company-operated convenience stores and retail fuel sites, as well as the wholesale distribution of motor fuels to convenience stores, independent dealers, commercial customers and distributors. The Company operates through two segments: wholesale and retail.

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