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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ETP. The maximum price target given was 33, which equates to a potential upside of 60.35 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 23, implying a possible loss of 11.76 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 3.73 percent. That number becomes -24.74 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 2.01 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.05 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ETP to grow at a rate of -64.14 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 12.4 percent, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $22.06 billion. ETP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.