Analyst Ratings for Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL)

Updated: 2017-04-09

Shares of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE:SXL) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, SXL was issued an average rating of Overweight.

13 analysts declared SXL a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 4 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

SXL was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 38, implying a possible profit of 55.87 percent. The lowest price target was 25, implying potential capital losses of 2.54 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -19.79 percent. That number becomes -19.87 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 downwards by -7.69 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -20.46 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of SXL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -24.07 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SXL has a PEG ratio of -1.

SXL has a 52-week high of 31.49 and a 52-week low of 22.07. Today's price is 10.47 percent above the 52-week low, and 22.58 percent lower than its 52-week high. SXL has a price/earnings ratio of 23.98. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SXL value stock report compares SXL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.05 billion. SXL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.