Raymond James Upgrades Alaska Air (ALK) To Buy; 2 Analysts Covering SunCoke Energy Partners LP (SXCP)

November 15, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Among 15 analysts covering Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Alaska Air Group has $145 highest and $9 lowest target. $89.73’s average target is 45.48% above currents $61.68 stock price. Alaska Air Group had 66 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Tuesday, September 1. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 18 by Citigroup. On Tuesday, June 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Friday, March 31 with “In-Line”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Cowen & Co. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. As per Monday, May 16, the company rating was reinitiated by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 4 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of ALK in report on Monday, November 13 with “Overweight” rating.

Among 4 analysts covering SunCoke Energy Partners (NYSE:SXCP), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. SunCoke Energy Partners had 6 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, December 9 by Bank of America. The company was initiated on Friday, September 18 by FBR Capital. FBR Capital maintained the shares of SXCP in report on Friday, October 21 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Monday, January 11 by Barclays Capital. See SunCoke Energy Partners LP (NYSE:SXCP) latest ratings:

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.27, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 6 investors sold SunCoke Energy Partners LP shares while 15 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 14 raised stakes. 6.99 million shares or 20.09% less from 8.75 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Goldman Sachs Gru reported 0% in SunCoke Energy Partners LP (NYSE:SXCP). Quinn Opportunity Partners Limited Liability Company has invested 0.06% in SunCoke Energy Partners LP (NYSE:SXCP). Global X Com Limited Liability Com reported 5,707 shares. 116,938 were reported by Gsa Cap Partners Llp. Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership invested in 67 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 2.77M shares. Barclays Public Ltd Liability Com invested 0% in SunCoke Energy Partners LP (NYSE:SXCP). State Bank Of America De reported 0% stake. Grp One Trading Ltd Partnership holds 2,043 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase & Co stated it has 0% in SunCoke Energy Partners LP (NYSE:SXCP). Lpl Fincl Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% or 10,688 shares in its portfolio. Creative Planning stated it has 12,817 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has 0% invested in SunCoke Energy Partners LP (NYSE:SXCP). Manufacturers Life The reported 2,216 shares. Deutsche Retail Bank Ag owns 41 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

It closed at $16.85 lastly. It is down 51.79% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.09% the S&P500.

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the production of coke used in the blast furnace production of steel. The company has market cap of $778.91 million. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a 98% interest in Haverhill Coke Company LLC , Middletown Coke Company, LLC (Middletown), and Gateway Energy and Coke Company, LLC (Granite City). It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s divisions include Domestic Coke, which consists of the Haverhill, Middletown and Granite City cokemaking and heat recovery activities located in Franklin Furnace, Ohio; Middletown, Ohio, and Granite City, Illinois, respectively, and Coal Logistics, which consists of the Company’s Convent Marine Terminal, Kanawha River Terminals, LLC and SunCoke Lake Terminal, LLC (Lake Terminal) coal handling and/or mixing service activities in Convent, Louisiana; Ceredo and Belle, West Virginia, and East Chicago, Indiana, respectively.

Analysts await Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.00 EPS, down 35.90% or $0.56 from last year’s $1.56 per share. ALK’s profit will be $123.05M for 15.42 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.24 actual EPS reported by Alaska Air Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -55.36% negative EPS growth.

Alaska Air Group, Inc. is the holding firm of Alaska Airlines , Virgin America Inc., Horizon Air (Horizon) and other business units. The company has market cap of $7.59 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Mainline, Regional and Horizon. It has a 9.89 P/E ratio. The Company’s Mainline segment includes Alaska’s and Virgin America’s scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States, and in parts of Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.21 million activity. $397,742 worth of stock was sold by TILDEN BRADLEY D on Wednesday, May 17. SPRAGUE JOSEPH A sold 7,000 shares worth $635,947.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 51 investors sold Alaska Air Group, Inc. shares while 150 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 106.39 million shares or 3.26% less from 109.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. First Republic Invest Mngmt holds 0.01% or 16,206 shares in its portfolio. Private Wealth Ptnrs Ltd Liability has 31,650 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio. 43,664 were reported by Credit Suisse Ag. State Street Corporation holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 4.38 million shares. 38,963 are owned by Shelton Management. Capstone Asset Mgmt has invested 0.02% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Financial Engines Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 42,233 shares. Usa Portformulas reported 13,295 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Wyoming-based Cypress Cap Management Limited Liability Com (Wy) has invested 0% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0% or 3,217 shares in its portfolio. Par Cap stated it has 2.52% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Group One Trading Lp owns 0% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 107 shares. Employees Retirement Of Texas holds 136,000 shares. Utah Retirement owns 22,000 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer And Inc invested in 8,682 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 on November 14, reaching $61.68. About 5,435 shares traded. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500.

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