Will Hi-Crush Partners Continue to Outperform Peers in 2018?

HCLP’s moving averages

Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) stock is trading 4% above its 50-day moving average and 16% above its 200-day moving average. HCLP’s 50-day average may act as a support for the stock in the near term. Hi-Crush Partners’ 50-day moving average crossed above its 200-day average—a bullish sign—in January 2018. HCLP is up nearly 19% so far in 2018.

Will Hi-Crush Partners Continue to Outperform Peers in 2018?

Analysts’ recommendations for HCLP

Of the 17 Reuters-surveyed analysts covering Hi-Crush Partners, four have rated the stock a “strong buy,” 11 have rated it a “buy,” and the remaining two have rated it a “hold.”

Analysts’ median price target for Hi-Crush Partners is $17.0. It’s currently trading at $13.0, which implies an upside of 31% in a year from its current price.

Peers’ ratings

Of the nine Reuters-surveyed analysts covering Emerge Energy Services (EMES), one rated the stock as a “strong buy,” one analyst rated it as a “buy,” and the remaining seven analysts rated it as a “hold.” The median target price for Emerge Energy Services is $8.75, which implies an upside of 12% in a year from its current price of $7.81.

Of the 23 analysts covering U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA), five rated the stock a “strong buy,” 14 analysts rated it as a “buy,” three of them rated it as a “hold,” while one analyst rated SLCA as a “strong sell.”

The median price target for U.S. Silica Holdings provided by surveyed analysts is $38. The stock is currently trading at $30.29. The median price target implies an upside of 25% in a year from the stock’s current price.