Sasol (SSL) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Sasol (NYSE:SSL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sasol earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 48.1142559598458 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on SSL shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Sasol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut Sasol from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub cut Sasol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Sasol in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold”.

Sasol (NYSE:SSL) traded down $0.27 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $30.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 94,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 282,398. Sasol has a 52-week low of $24.91 and a 52-week high of $32.40. The company has a current ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34.

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About Sasol

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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