Analyst Ratings for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. (BWP)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. (NYSE:BWP) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, BWP was issued an average rating of Overweight.

7 analysts declared BWP a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease 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 BWP by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 23, which equates to a potential upside of 32.56 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 18, implying potential capital losses of 3.75 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.72 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 7.34 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 0.36 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 8.55 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of BWP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 10.34 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. BWP has a PEG ratio of 1.32.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BWP hit 18.95 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 15.97. Today's price is 8.64 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.44 percent lower than its 52-week high. BWP has a P/E ratio of 13.66. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BWP value stock report compares BWP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.34 billion. BWP is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.