Analyst Ratings for Spectra Energy Partners L.P. (SEP)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Spectra Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE:SEP) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, SEP received an average rating of Overweight.

11 analysts declared SEP a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

SEP was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 57, implying a possible profit of 26.55 percent. The lowest price target was 45, implying a possible loss of -0.09 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.35 percent. That number becomes 0.65 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.11 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.75 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of SEP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 15.53 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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 SEP is 1.04.

SEP has a 52-week high of 49.39 and a 52-week low of 40.19. Currently the stock is 12.07 percent higher than its low, and 8.81 percent lower than its 52-week high. SEP has a P/E ratio of 16.14. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SEP value stock report compares SEP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SEP is $13.99 billion. SEP is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.