Sasol (NYSE:SSL) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

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News stories about Sasol (NYSE:SSL) have been trending positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Sasol earned a daily sentiment score of 3.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news headlines about the oil and gas company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Sasol’s ranking:

NYSE SSL opened at $4.50 on Friday. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $3.83 and a 200 day simple moving average of $12.75. The company has a market capitalization of $3.00 billion, a PE ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 3.50. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. Sasol has a 12 month low of $1.25 and a 12 month high of $26.08.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Sasol from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 12th. Renaissance Capital raised Sasol from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 27th. HSBC raised Sasol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised Sasol from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 25th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group lowered Sasol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 20th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.00.

About Sasol

Sasol Limited operates as an integrated chemical and energy company in South Africa. The company operates through Mining, Exploration and Production International, Energy, Base Chemicals, and Performance Chemicals segments. It operates coal mines; and develops and manages upstream interests in oil and gas exploration and production in Mozambique, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Gabon, and Australia.

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