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.

ETP was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 33, which equates to a potential upside of 60.35 percent. The minimum price target given was 23, implying potential capital losses of 11.76 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.05 percent in FY estimates.

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. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

ETP has an estimated earnings growth rate of -64.14 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ETP has a PEG ratio of -0.14.

In the last 52-weeks, ETP has achieved a high of 31.49 and a low of 18.31. Currently the stock is 12.4 percent higher than its low, and 34.65 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.