Analyst Ratings for AmeriGas Partners L.P. (APU)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering AmeriGas Partners L.P. (NYSE:APU) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. APU had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for APU. The maximum price target given was 56, implying potential capital gains of 24.17 percent. The minimum price target given was 40, implying potential capital losses of -11.31 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.26 percent. That number becomes -6.82 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 -1.3 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -45.29 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of APU's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 123.03 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of APU is 0.72.

In the last 52-weeks, APU has achieved a high of 50.11 and a low of 42.52. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 6.07 percent, and 10 percent below the high. APU has a P/E ratio of 88.43. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The APU value stock report compares APU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of APU is $4.18 billion. APU will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.