Sunoco (SUN) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sunoco earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.081794617926 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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Several research analysts recently issued reports on SUN shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Sunoco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Goldman Sachs raised Sunoco from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $33.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, December 18th. B. Riley set a $32.00 target price on Sunoco and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Sunoco in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Sunoco in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Sunoco has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.16.

SUN stock opened at $25.51 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.20, a quick ratio of 3.39 and a current ratio of 3.74. Sunoco has a 1-year low of $23.50 and a 1-year high of $33.11. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,522.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.14 and a beta of 0.60.

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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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