Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Sasol (SSL) Stock Price

Press coverage about Sasol (NYSE:SSL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sasol earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.2499321843788 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

SSL has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Sasol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut shares of Sasol from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Sasol presently has a consensus rating of “Buy”.

Shares of Sasol (NYSE SSL) traded up 0.66% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $30.48. 166,900 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $86.50 million, a PE ratio of 16.92 and a beta of 0.89. Sasol has a 12 month low of $24.85 and a 12 month high of $32.40. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $28.99 and a 200-day moving average price of $29.34.

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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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