Valero Energy Partners (VLP) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.26

Media coverage about Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) has been trending positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Valero Energy Partners earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.9407872386417 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

VLP has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Valero Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Valero Energy Partners in a report on Friday, October 27th. Mizuho set a $53.00 price target on Valero Energy Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Valero Energy Partners in a report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $47.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Citigroup reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Valero Energy Partners in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.50.

Valero Energy Partners (VLP) traded down $0.09 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $45.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 71,310 shares, compared to its average volume of 96,014. The company has a current ratio of 4.26, a quick ratio of 4.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.05. The company has a market capitalization of $3,210.00, a PE ratio of 16.00, a PEG ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.69. Valero Energy Partners has a twelve month low of $39.52 and a twelve month high of $51.00.

Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The pipeline company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $109.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $111.09 million. Valero Energy Partners had a net margin of 54.43% and a return on equity of 184.08%. Valero Energy Partners’s revenue was up 18.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.77 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Valero Energy Partners will post 2.81 EPS for the current year.

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About Valero Energy Partners

Valero Energy Partners LP owns, operates, develops and acquires crude oil and refined petroleum products pipelines, terminals, and other transportation and logistics assets. The Company’s assets include crude oil and refined petroleum products pipelines, terminals, and other logistics assets in the United States Gulf Coast and the United States Mid-Continent regions that are integral to the operations of the ten of Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) refineries.

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