News headlines about Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Valero Energy Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.4280828908323 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on VLP shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Valero Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, January 21st. Barclays downgraded Valero Energy Partners from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $50.00 to $49.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of Valero Energy Partners in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $47.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks set a $50.00 price target on shares of Valero Energy Partners and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Valero Energy Partners from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $50.56.

Valero Energy Partners (NYSE VLP) opened at $38.37 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.20, a quick ratio of 2.70 and a current ratio of 2.70. Valero Energy Partners has a 12-month low of $38.02 and a 12-month high of $48.90. The company has a market cap of $2,699.08, a PE ratio of 13.85, a PEG ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 0.78.

Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The pipeline company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.01). Valero Energy Partners had a return on equity of 144.86% and a net margin of 52.75%. The company had revenue of $126.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $123.24 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.77 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Valero Energy Partners will post 2.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 5th were given a dividend of $0.5075 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.0109210243167635%. Valero Energy Partners’s payout ratio is 73.29%.

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Valero Energy Partners Company Profile

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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