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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SXL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 38, implying potential capital gains of 55.87 percent. The lowest price target was 25, implying a possible loss of 2.54 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -19.79 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -19.87 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -7.69 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -20.46 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SXL to grow at a rate of -24.07 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of SXL is -1.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SXL hit 31.49 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 22.07. Currently the stock is 10.47 percent higher than its 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 market cap of SXL is $8.05 billion. SXL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.