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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for APU. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 56, implying a possible profit of 24.17 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 40, implying a possible loss of -11.31 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.26 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -6.82 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.3 percent. 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, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of APU to grow at a rate of 123.03 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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 trailing 52-weeks, APU hit 50.11 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 42.52. Today's price is 6.07 percent above the 52-week low, and 10 percent below the high. APU has a price/earnings 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.