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 a possible profit of 34.26 percent. The lowest price target was 50, which equates to a potential downside of 8.27 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 -4.55 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -12.51 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.01 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.58 percent in FY estimates.

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, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. 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.