Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energy Transfer Partners earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.9874270977988 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

ETP has been the topic of several research reports. ValuEngine raised Energy Transfer Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. UBS Group increased their target price on Energy Transfer Partners from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Wolfe Research raised Energy Transfer Partners from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. US Capital Advisors raised Energy Transfer Partners from a “hold” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $27.00 target price (up from $24.00) on shares of Energy Transfer Partners in a research report on Friday, August 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.31.

Shares of ETP opened at $23.12 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 0.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $27.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.11, a PEG ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.15. Energy Transfer Partners has a twelve month low of $15.06 and a twelve month high of $24.38.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 14th. Investors of record on Monday, August 6th were given a $0.565 dividend. This represents a $2.26 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 3rd. Energy Transfer Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 313.89%.

About Energy Transfer Partners

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. engages in the natural gas midstream, and intrastate transportation and storage businesses in the United States. The company's Intrastate Transportation and Storage segment transports natural gas from various natural gas producing areas through connections with other pipeline systems, as well as through its ET Fuel System and HPL System.

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