Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) Share Price

Media coverage about Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sunoco earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.7389349480645 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Sunoco (NYSE SUN) traded up $0.79 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $31.59. 653,906 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 511,172. Sunoco has a one year low of $23.09 and a one year high of $32.67. The company has a market cap of $3,140.00, a P/E ratio of -6.16 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.

Several brokerages recently commented on SUN. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of Sunoco in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Sunoco in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of Sunoco in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Mizuho reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $29.00 target price on shares of Sunoco in a research report 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 analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Sunoco currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.61.

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

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About Sunoco

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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