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 maximum price target given was 20, which equates to a potential upside of 22.1 percent. The minimum price target given was 17, implying a possible loss of 3.79 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 5.26 percent. That number becomes 25.88 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 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of BSM is 0.33.

In the last 52-weeks, BSM has achieved a high of 19.86 and a low of 15.07. 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 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 market cap of BSM is $3.13 billion. BSM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.