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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BSM. The most optimistic price target was 20, which equates to a potential upside of 22.1 percent. The lowest price target was 17, which equates to a potential downside 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.65 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 22.62 percent.

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

Analysts estimate earnings of BSM to grow at a rate of 143.36 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of BSM is 0.33.

BSM has traded between a high of 19.86 and a low of 15.07 over the past year. Today's price is 8.69 percent above the 52-week low, and 17.52 percent lower than its 52-week high. BSM has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.13 billion. BSM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.