Analyst Ratings for Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD)Updated: 2017-07-28
An average rating of Buy has been given to Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, EPD was issued an average rating of Buy.
Of the 27 analysts covering the stock, 25 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 4 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.
Investment analysts gave a few price targets for EPD. The most optimistic price target was 36, which equates to a potential upside of 32.4 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 29.5, implying potential capital losses of 8.5 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.47 percent. That number becomes 0 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 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.55 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, which can be compared to the 5 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
EPD has an estimated earnings growth rate of 10.93 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of EPD is 2.01.
EPD has traded between a high of 30.25 and a low of 24.01 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 13.24 percent, and 10.12 percent lower than its 52-week high. EPD has a price/earnings ratio of 21.93. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EPD value stock report compares EPD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $59.11 billion. EPD is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.