Analyst ratings for DCP Midstream
In this article, we’ll look at what Wall Street analysts recommend for DCP Midstream Partners (DPM). 71.4% of analysts rate DCP Midstream Partners a “hold,” 14.3% rate it as “buy,” and the remaining 14.3% rate it a “sell.”
The above table shows recommendations for DPM from some of the brokers surveyed. The high and low target prices for DPM are $39 and $31, respectively. The median broker target price of $34.50 for DPM implies a 2.1% price return in the next 12 months from its June 26, 2016, closing price of $33.80. DPM peers EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK) and Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP) have “hold” ratings from 53.3% and 60.0% of analysts, respectively. 50% of analysts rate Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP) a “buy.”
Outlook for DCP Midstream
Investors could consider the following positives and negatives before they decide to include DPM as a long-term investment.
- flat distributions over the past several quarters
- exposure to natural gas prices through natural gas midstream activities
- DPM’s cash flows are majorly dependent upon throughput volumes with very low MVCs (minimum volume commitments) or take-or-pay contracts, and the declining Eagle Ford production affects DPM’s natural gas throughput volumes
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