Analyst Ratings for Black Stone Minerals L.P. (BSM)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Black Stone Minerals L.P. (NYSE:BSM) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, BSM received an average rating of Buy.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 3 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for BSM by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 20, implying a possible profit of 22.1 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 17, implying potential capital losses of 3.79 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 5.26 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 25.88 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.65 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 22.62 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BSM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 143.36 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. BSM has a PEG ratio of 0.33.

BSM has traded between a high of 19.86 and a low of 15.07 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 8.69 percent, and below the high by 17.52 percent. BSM has a P/E ratio of 47.82. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BSM value stock report compares BSM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BSM is $3.13 billion. BSM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.