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 price target was 62, implying potential capital gains of 34.26 percent. The lowest price target was 50, implying potential capital losses 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. 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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of VLP is 1.39.

In the last 52-weeks, VLP has achieved a high of 51.00 and a low of 38.90. 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.