Sasol Limited (SSL) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about Sasol Limited (NYSE:SSL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment. Alpha One, a unit of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sasol Limited earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Sasol Limited (NYSE:SSL) traded down 0.23% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $29.96. The company had a trading volume of 94,784 shares. Sasol Limited has a 12 month low of $24.85 and a 12 month high of $33.31. The firm has a market capitalization of $85.03 million, a P/E ratio of 17.31 and a beta of 0.93. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $28.94 and a 200 day moving average price of $28.48.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 17th were paid a $0.277 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a yield of 2.57%.

A number of analysts have recently commented on SSL shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Sasol Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. HSBC Holdings plc upgraded Sasol Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.00.

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Sasol Limited Company Profile

Sasol Limited is an international integrated chemicals and energy company. The Company develops and commercializes technologies, and builds and operates facilities to produce a range of product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity. The Company’s operating business units include Mining and, Exploration and Production International.

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