Analyst Ratings for Suburban Propane Partners L.P. (SPH)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Suburban Propane Partners L.P. (NYSE:SPH) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, SPH was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for SPH by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 32, implying potential capital gains of 27.34 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 24, implying a possible loss of -4.5 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.23 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.06 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -55.4 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of SPH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.25 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of SPH is 13.44.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SPH hit 35.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 22.71. Currently the stock is 10.66 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 28.2 percent. SPH has a price/earnings ratio of 57.11. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SPH value stock report compares SPH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SPH is $1.53 billion. SPH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.