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 most optimistic price target was 57, implying a possible profit of 23.89 percent. The minimum price target given was 44, which equates to a potential downside 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -5.18 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -9.45 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

NS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 42.42 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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 NS is 0.92.

In the last 52-weeks, NS has achieved a high of 55.64 and a low of 42.40. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 8.51 percent, and 17.31 percent below the high. NS has a price/earnings 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 market cap of NS is $4.35 billion. NS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.