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.

Several price targets were given for VLP by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 62, which equates to a potential upside of 34.26 percent. The minimum price target given was 50, implying potential capital losses of 8.27 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -4.55 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -12.51 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.01 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of VLP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 11.73 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of VLP is 1.39.

VLP has traded between a high of 51.00 and a low of 38.90 over the past year. Today's price is 18.71 percent above the 52-week low, and 9.45 percent below the 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.