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.

Several price targets were given for APU by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 56, which equates to a potential upside of 24.17 percent. The lowest price target was 40, implying a possible loss of -11.31 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.26 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -6.82 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.3 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -45.29 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

The growth rate of APU's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 123.03 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. APU has a PEG ratio of 0.72.

APU has traded between a high of 50.11 and a low of 42.52 over the past year. Today's price is 6.07 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 10 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.18 billion. APU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.