Traders purchased shares of EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $4.17 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $2.58 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $1.59 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, EP Energy Corp. had the 22nd highest net in-flow for the day. EP Energy Corp. traded down ($0.04) for the day and closed at $4.42

A number of analysts have commented on EPE shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lowered EP Energy Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $4.50 target price for the company. in a report on Friday, March 11th. KLR Group lowered EP Energy Corp. from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating and set a $6.00 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, March 14th. Vetr lowered EP Energy Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $5.33 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, May 9th. Northland Securities lowered EP Energy Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $2.00 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, March 21st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a report on Thursday, April 14th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.70.

The company’s 50-day moving average is $5.51 and its 200 day moving average is $4.45. The firm’s market cap is $1.12 billion.

EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.18. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.13 earnings per share.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its position in shares of EP Energy Corp. by 24.6% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 305,933 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,340,000 after buying an additional 60,494 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. purchased a new position in shares of EP Energy Corp. during the fourth quarter worth about $1,663,000. First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in shares of EP Energy Corp. by 76.6% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 1,179,331 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,165,000 after buying an additional 511,528 shares during the period. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised its position in shares of EP Energy Corp. by 15.1% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,112,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,253,000 after buying an additional 277,823 shares during the period.

EP Energy Corporation (EP Energy) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates through a diverse base of producing assets and are focused on creating value through the development of its drilling inventory located in four areas: the Eagle Ford Shale (South Texas), the Wolfcamp Shale (Permian Basin in West Texas), the Altamont Field in the Uinta Basin (Northeastern Utah) and the Haynesville Shale (North Louisiana).

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