Market Review: Analyst Views on Shares of EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC)

EPS is commonly considered to be one of the most important factors when evaluating the price of a share. Taking a look at the current quarter consensus earnings per share estimate provided by Zacks Research, we can see that the number for EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) is 0.11. This estimate is using projections provided by 5 Wall Street analysts. Last quarter, the company notched a quarterly EPS of 0.15. Trading around earnings reports can be difficult. Gauging which direction a stock will shift after earnings can sometimes be a toss up. Sometimes, companies may report great numbers with a solid beat, and the stock will head lower. Other times, a stock will miss projections, but the price will rise. Traders who are able to take on the risk may be able to withstand the high volatility that could follow after the report is released.

When conducting stock research, some investors will choose to start from the top-down while others may choose to begin from the bottom-up. Starting from the top-down typically includes studying the overall economy, industries, and multiple markets. Stocks tend to perform differently at certain points in economic cycles. Figuring out where the economy is can help find the sectors that will outperform. Once specific sectors are identified, investors might be able to then select certain stocks within those sectors. Investors who start with from the bottom-up may start by analyzing individual stocks first. This may include looking for stocks that are undervalued in relation to the perceived value of the company. Many investors will use a combination of both styles when undertaking detailed stock research.

Sell-side Street analysts often offer stock ratings for companies that they cover. Based on analysts polled by Zacks Research, the present average broker rating on shares of EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) is presently 2.71. This average rating includes analysts who have given Sell, Buy and Hold ratings on the equity. This rating uses a numerical recommendation scale from 1 to 5. A score of 1 would represent a Buy recommendation, and a score of 5 would indicate a Sell recommendation. Out of all the analysts providing recommendations, 4 have rated the stock a Strong Buy or Buy, based on data provided by Zacks Research.

Taking a look at some target price information, we note that shares of EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) presently have an average target price of $17.67. This is the consensus target price using estimates offered by analysts polled by Zacks Research. Sell-side analysts can calculate price target projections using various methods. Many investors will track stock target prices, especially when analysts make changes to the target. A thorough research report will generally give detailed reasoning for a certain target projection. Some investors may watch sell-side targets very closely and use the data to help with their own stock research.

Let’s shift the focus and look at some historical stock price action on shares of EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC). After a recent market scan, we have seen that the stock has been trading near the $17.2 level. Investors may also be tracking the current stock price in relation to its 52-week high and low. The 52-week high is currently sitting at $19.75, and the 52-week low is $13.85. When the stock starts moving towards the 52-week high or 52-week low, investors may pay added attention to see if there will be a breakthrough that level. Over the last 12 weeks, the stock has moved 3.3%. Since the beginning of the calendar year, we can see that shares have changed -2.27%. Over the past 4 weeks, shares have moved 8.86%. Over the previous 5 sessions, the stock has moved -3.1%.