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Stock Analysis: SunCoke Energy (NYSE: SXC)


SunCoke Energy is part of the coal industry and is in the basic materials sector. 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 1.17% with an open at 7.78 and a close of 7.78. It reached an intraday high of 7.85 and a low of 7.67.

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The stock has a market cap of $506.5m with 65.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 64.3m shares. Trading volume reached 461,319 shares compared to its average volume of 777,867 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 0.65% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -8.90%. Over three months, it changed -13.94%. In one year it has changed -42.75% and within that year its 52-week high was 14.32 and its 52-week low was 7.29. SXC stock is 6.72% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 9.73 and a 50 day moving average of 8.22. Currently SXC stock is trading -20.00% 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 19.45. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.15. The TTM EPS is 0.40, which comes to a TTM PE of 19.45.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/24/2019): 0.15
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/05/2019): 0.03
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/25/2018): 0.18
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/26/2018): 0.06
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/26/2018): 0.13

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 13.41, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 42.00%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 6,087,379, which was 9.35% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 6.56. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 1.13.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.29%, return on assets is 1.37%, profit margin is 3.14%, price-to-sales is 0.34 and price-to-book is 1.06.

Company Scores:

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

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