Analyst Ratings for Viper Energy Partners L.P. Un (VNOM)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Viper Energy Partners L.P. Un (NASDAQ:VNOM) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, VNOM was issued an average rating of Buy.

Of the 11 analysts covering the stock, 10 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for VNOM. The maximum price target given was 25, implying a possible profit of 45.18 percent. The lowest price target was 17, implying a possible loss of -1.28 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 2.27 percent. That number becomes 9.76 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -6.73 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.67 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

VNOM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 154.07 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of VNOM is 0.32.

In the trailing 52-weeks, VNOM hit 19.38 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 13.53. Currently the stock is 27.27 percent higher than its low, and 11.15 percent below the high. VNOM has a P/E ratio of 49.29. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VNOM value stock report compares VNOM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.99 billion. VNOM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.