Trade-Ideas LLC identified

SunCoke Energy Partners

(

SXCP

) as a strong on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified SunCoke Energy Partners as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • SXCP has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $4.6 million.
  • SXCP has traded 55,313 shares today.
  • SXCP is trading at 4.49 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • SXCP is trading at a new high 4.01% above yesterday's close.

'Strong on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as M&A events, material stock news, analyst upgrades, insider buying, buying from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize. In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success.

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More details on SXCP:

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership, produces and sells coke used in the blast furnace production of steel in the United States. It operates through two segments, Domestic Coke and Coal Logistics. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 16.2%. SXCP has a PE ratio of 7. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate SunCoke Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for SunCoke Energy Partners has been 205,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. SunCoke Energy has a market cap of $672.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. The stock has a beta of 1.24 and a short float of 0.3% with 0.37 days to cover. Shares are up 97.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates SunCoke Energy Partners as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • SUNCOKE ENERGY PARTNERS LP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, SUNCOKE ENERGY PARTNERS LP increased its bottom line by earning $1.88 versus $1.51 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.93 versus $1.88).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Metals & Mining industry. The net income increased by 201.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $13.20 million to $39.80 million.
  • Despite the weak revenue results, SXCP has significantly outperformed against the industry average of 45.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 4.3%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for SUNCOKE ENERGY PARTNERS LP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 29.10%. Regardless of SXCP's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, SXCP maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.96, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.

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