Sasol is in the energy sector and oil and gas integrated industry. The company CEO is Stephen Russell Cornell / Bongani Nqwababa. Sasol is an integrated chemicals and energy company. It operates coal mines and its upstream interests in oil and gas. It products include Automotive lubricants, industrial lubricants, greases, automotive fuels, burner fuels and other.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The SSL shares had a previous change of -0.44% which opened at 24.84 and closed at 24.85. It moved to an intraday high of 24.90 and a low of 24.55.

PR Newswire:  Sasol Signs US$1,8 Billion Senior Credit Facilities

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SSL shares returned -2.43% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -21.19%. Over three months, it changed -15.51%. In one year it has changed -32.02% and within that year its 52 week high was 39.73 and its 52 week low was 24.19. SSL stock is 2.73% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 31.61 and a 50 day moving average of 29.98. Right now, SSL stock is trading -21.38% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  Sasol Signs US$1,8 Billion Senior Credit Facilities

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $15.7b with 630.9m shares outstanding and a float of 630.9m shares. Trading volume was 726,406 shares and has experienced an average volume of 291,811 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Sasol was 1.03 which ended on 30th of June 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 24.13.

Below was the last reported semi-annual diluted earnings per share:

Dec 2018 1.67
Jun 2018 0.22
Dec 2017 0.86
Jun 2017 1.48
Dec 2016 1.03

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 50.57, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 50.86%.

The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Sasol; the EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 10.70% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 773,578, which was 0.12% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.99. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

The beta was calculated to be 1.02.

Business Wire:  Western Alliance Bancorporation Authorizes Initiation of Regular Quarterly Dividend Commencing in Third Quarter 2019

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 3.59%, profit margin is 9.34%, price-to-sales is 1.20 and price-to-book is 1.03.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 6  : Valuation Result
 5  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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