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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SEP. The highest price target was 57, which equates to a potential upside of 26.55 percent. The lowest price target was 45, which equates to a potential downside 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.11 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.75 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SEP to grow at a rate of 15.53 percent. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SEP has a PEG ratio of 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 below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.