Analyst Ratings for Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, VLP was issued an average rating of Overweight.

10 analysts declared VLP a buy, 2 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for VLP. The most optimistic price target was 62, implying potential capital gains of 34.26 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 50, implying potential capital losses of 8.27 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -4.55 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 -12.51 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.01 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.58 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of VLP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 11.73 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. VLP has a PEG ratio of 1.39.

VLP has a 52-week high of 51.00 and a 52-week low of 38.90. Today's price is 18.71 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 9.45 percent. VLP has a P/E ratio of 16.29. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VLP value stock report compares VLP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of VLP is $3.15 billion. VLP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.