Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Sasol (NYSE:SSL) Share Price

News headlines about Sasol (NYSE:SSL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sasol earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.8882558975122 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on SSL shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sasol from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Sasol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Sasol in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded Sasol from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Sasol has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

Sasol (NYSE:SSL) opened at 29.45 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $29.11 and a 200-day moving average of $29.47. Sasol has a one year low of $24.91 and a one year high of $32.40. The company has a market capitalization of $19.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.45 and a beta of 0.86.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th were given a dividend of $0.591 per share. This is a positive change from Sasol’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 7th. This represents a yield of 3.98%.

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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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