Analyst Ratings for Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (ETP)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. ETP had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

23 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 14 gave ETP a buy rating, 4 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 3 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for ETP by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 33, implying a possible profit of 60.35 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 23, implying potential capital losses of 11.76 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 3.73 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -24.74 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 2.01 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.05 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

ETP has an estimated earnings growth rate of -64.14 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ETP has a PEG ratio of -0.14.

ETP has a 52-week high of 31.49 and a 52-week low of 18.31. Today's price is 12.4 percent above the 52-week low, and 34.65 percent lower than its 52-week high. ETP has a P/E ratio of 9.18. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ETP value stock report compares ETP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ETP is $22.06 billion. ETP is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.