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Buckeye Partners, L.P. [NYSE: BPL] gained by 0.07% on the last trading session, reaching $40.75 price per share at the time. Buckeye Partners, L.P. represents 154.03M in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $6.28B with the latest information.

The Buckeye Partners, L.P. traded at the price of $40.75 with 2 million shares were bought and sold during the latest trading session. Over the period of the last 3 months, the average trading volume of BPL shares recorded 1.81M.

Buckeye Partners, L.P. [NYSE:BPL]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders frequently stay up to date regarding what leading market analysts think about a possible stock buy. As it relates to Buckeye Partners, L.P. [BPL], the latest mean analyst recommendation that’s publicly available is from the fiscal three-month period ending in December. On average, stock market experts give BPL an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 25.71 to 42.65. This is compared to its latest closing price of $40.72.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Buckeye Partners, L.P. [BPL] is sitting at 3.20. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.40.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Buckeye Partners, L.P. [BPL] generated $1.03 billion in sales. That’s 0.33% higher than the average estimate of $1.03 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Fri 2 Aug (In 49 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Buckeye Partners, L.P. [BPL]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Buckeye Partners, L.P. [BPL] sitting at +14.05 and its Gross Margin at +16.07, this company’s Net Margin is now -2.30%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 6.16, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 4.70%. Its Return on Equity is -1.44, and its Return on Assets is -0.64. These metrics suggest that this Buckeye Partners, L.P. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Buckeye Partners, L.P. [BPL] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 114.43. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 53.36, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 50.39. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 97.37, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 45.41. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 13.00 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 5.59. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.78, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.52. Buckeye Partners, L.P. [BPL] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.08, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 5.23.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Buckeye Partners, L.P. [BPL] earns $2,553,618 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 14.95 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.42. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.28 and its Current Ratio is 0.46. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Buckeye Partners, L.P. [BPL] has 154.03M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $6.28B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 25.71 to 42.65. At its current price, it has moved down by -4.45% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 58.52% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.71, which indicates that it is 0.26% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 70.23. This RSI suggests that Buckeye Partners, L.P. is currently Overbought.

Conclusion: Is Buckeye Partners, L.P. [BPL] a Reliable Buy?

Buckeye Partners, L.P. [BPL] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.