Digging Through SunCoke Energy, Inc. (SXC) Fundamentals

On Wednesday, shares of SunCoke Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SXC) marked $3.31 per share versus a previous $3.50 closing price. With having a -5.43% loss, an insight into the fundamental values of SunCoke Energy, Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. SXC showed a fall of -46.87% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $2.78 – $9.17 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -46.37% in the period of the last 200 days.

The Benchmark Company equity researchers changed the status of SunCoke Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SXC) shares to a “Hold” rating in the report published on February 6th, 2020. Other analysts, including B. Riley FBR, also published their reports on SXC shares. B. Riley FBR repeated the rating from the previous report, marking SXC under “Buy” rating, in the report published on December 5th, 2019. Additionally, SXC shares got another “Neutral” rating from B. Riley FBR, setting a target price of $8 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in September 30th, 2019. On April 3rd, 2018, Seaport Global Securities Initiated an Buy rating and increased its price target to $13. On the other hand, Clarksons Platou Upgrade the “Buy” rating for SXC shares, as published in the report on February 9th, 2018. FBR & Co. seems to be going bullish on the price of SXC shares, based on the price prediction for SXC, indicating that the shares will jump from $9 to $11, giving the shares “Outperform” rating based on their report from October 21st, 2016. Another “Underperform” rating came from BofA/Merrill.

SunCoke Energy, Inc. (SXC) Analysis

The present dividend yield for SXC owners is set at 0.07, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with SunCoke Energy, Inc., the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 3.97. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording 7.70%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of SunCoke Energy, Inc. (SXC) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of -27.90% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 0.80 so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while SXC is currently recording an average of 969.44K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 14.05%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 18.19%with 6.43% of gain in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $8.00, indicating growth from the present price of $3.31, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in SXC or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing SunCoke Energy, Inc. Shares?

SunCoke Energy, Inc. (SXC) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Basic Materials sector. If you wish to compare SXC shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of for SunCoke Energy, Inc., while the value 7.64 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value -1.65 is supported by the yearly ESP growth of -595.80%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 0.60%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 90.50% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in SXC Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in SXC in the recent period. That is how Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now has an increase position in SXC by 3.13% in the first quarter, owning 5.55 million shares of SXC stocks, with the value of $25.59 million after the purchase of an additional 168,607 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Mangrove Partners also increased their stake in SXC shares changed 4.05% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 5.11 million shares of company, all valued at $23.55 million after the acquisition of additional 198,733 shares during the last quarter.

Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new position in SunCoke Energy, Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $23.36 million, and SSgA Funds Management, Inc. increased their stake in the company’s shares by 20.12% in the first quarter, now owning 721,807 shares valued at $19.87 million after the acquisition of the additional 4.31 million shares during the last quarter. In the end, Nuveen Asset Management LLC increased their position by 7.73% during the first quarter, now owning 3.69 million SXC shares, now holding the value of $17.02 million in SXC with the purchase of the additional 330,150 shares during the period of the last quarter. At the present, 90.50% of SXC shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.