Sunoco (SUN) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.14

Media headlines about Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing 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 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.0112412234495 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Sunoco (NYSE SUN) opened at $28.51 on Friday. Sunoco has a one year low of $23.09 and a one year high of $32.67. The stock has a market cap of $2,840.00, a PE ratio of -5.56 and a beta of 0.56. The company has a quick ratio of 3.75, a current ratio of 4.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.28.

A number of research firms have recently commented on SUN. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Sunoco in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price objective (up from $29.00) on shares of Sunoco in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Sunoco in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Mizuho restated a “sell” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Sunoco in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group restated an “underweight” rating on shares of Sunoco in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.72.

In related news, insider Arnold Dodderer sold 2,512 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.98, for a total value of $72,797.76. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 23,923 shares in the company, valued at approximately $693,288.54. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

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Sunoco Company Profile

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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