Analyst Ratings for NuSTAR Energy L.P. (NS)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of NuSTAR Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, NS received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 13 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued 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 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

NS was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 57, implying a possible profit of 23.89 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 44, implying potential capital losses of -4.37 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -7.69 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -13.24 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -5.18 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -9.45 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 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NS to grow at a rate of 42.42 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. NS has a PEG ratio of 0.92.

In the last 52-weeks, NS has achieved a high of 55.64 and a low of 42.40. Currently the stock is 8.51 percent higher than its low, and 17.31 percent lower than its 52-week high. NS has a P/E ratio of 38.88. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NS value stock report compares NS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.35 billion. NS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.