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Recent Technicals: SunCoke Energy (NYSE: SXC)


SunCoke Energy is in the basic materials sector and trades as part of the coal industry. SunCoke Energy Inc is engaged in the production of metallurgical coke in the Americas. The Company also owns and operates coal mining operations in Virginia and West Virginia.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SXC stock showed a previous change of -3.03% with an open at 10.17 and a close of 9.92. It reached an intraday high of 10.25 and a low of 9.90.

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The stock has a market cap of $642.4m with 64.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 64.0m shares. Trading volume reached 453,445 shares compared to its average volume of 593,349 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SunCoke Energy shares returned -1.49% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.30%. Over three months, it changed -7.29%. In one year it has changed -7.12% and within that year its 52-week high was 14.32 and its 52-week low was 7.63. SXC stock is 30.01% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 11.30 and a 50 day moving average of 9.75. Currently SXC stock is trading -12.24% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.4 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 24.80. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.05. The TTM EPS is 0.40, which comes to a TTM PE of 24.80.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.03
09-30-2018:  0.18
06-30-2018:  0.06
03-31-2018:  0.13

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 19.01, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 47.82%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.20% of insider ownership and 132.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 2,935,122, which is 4.53% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 4.63. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.08

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 5.89%, return on assets is 1.28%, profit margin is 3.25%, price-to-sales is 0.46 and price-to-book is 1.41.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
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