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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for VLP. The highest price target was 62, implying a possible profit of 34.26 percent. The lowest 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. That number becomes -12.51 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.01 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.58 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

VLP has an estimated earnings growth rate of 11.73 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.71 percent, and 9.45 percent lower than its 52-week high. VLP has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.