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How to buy SunCoke Energy stock | $5.38

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SunCoke Energy, Inc is a coking coal business based in the US. SunCoke Energy shares (SXC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SunCoke Energy employs 1,171 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

How to buy shares in SunCoke Energy

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for SunCoke Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SXC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until SunCoke Energy reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$5.38, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of SunCoke Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SunCoke Energy. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

SunCoke Energy share price

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SunCoke Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market closeUSD$5.38
52-week rangeUSD$2.43 - USD$6.64
50-day moving average USD$3.5571
200-day moving average USD$3.2618
Wall St. target priceUSD$6
PE ratio 15.7895
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (6.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.38

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Is it a good time to buy SunCoke Energy stock?

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SunCoke Energy price performance over time

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Is SunCoke Energy under- or over-valued?

Valuing SunCoke Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of SunCoke Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

SunCoke Energy's P/E ratio

SunCoke Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, SunCoke Energy shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

SunCoke Energy's EBITDA

SunCoke Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$238 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a SunCoke Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

SunCoke Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.58%
Gross profit TTM USD$329.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.33%
Return on equity TTM -24.26%
Profit margin -10.05%
Book value $5.877
Market capitalisation USD$314.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SunCoke Energy shares

There are currently 1.5 million SunCoke Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as SunCoke Energy's "short interest". This figure is 9.8% down from 1.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting SunCoke Energy shares can be evaluated.

SunCoke Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SunCoke Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SunCoke Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SunCoke Energy shares traded daily (recently around 601622.98387097). SunCoke Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.48. In other words for every 100,000 SunCoke Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2480 shares are currently held short.

However SunCoke Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SunCoke Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable SunCoke Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SunCoke Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SunCoke Energy shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0215% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SunCoke Energy shares, roughly 22 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against SunCoke Energy.

Find out more about how you can short SunCoke Energy stock.

SunCoke Energy share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 100% of net profits

Recently SunCoke Energy has paid out, on average, around 100% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SunCoke Energy shareholders could enjoy a 6.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SunCoke Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

SunCoke Energy's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

SunCoke Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

SunCoke Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SunCoke Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.43 up to $6.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SXC.US volatility(beta: 0.8)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while SunCoke Energy's is 0.7965. This would suggest that SunCoke Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

SunCoke Energy overview

SunCoke Energy, Inc. operates as an independent producer of coke in the Americas and Brazil. The company operates through three segments: Domestic Coke, Brazil Coke, and Logistics. It offers metallurgical and thermal coal. The company also provides handling and/or mixing services to steel, coke, electric utility, coal producing, and other manufacturing based customers. In addition, it owns and operates five cokemaking facilities in the United States and one in Brazil. SunCoke Energy, Inc. was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois.

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