Investors purchased shares of EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) on weakness during trading 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 equities 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 research analysts have commented on the stock. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a research report on Friday, May 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EP Energy Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.50 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. Vetr upgraded shares of EP Energy Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $5.33 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price target on shares of EP Energy Corp. from $6.00 to $7.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 14th. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. increased their price target on shares of EP Energy Corp. from $2.00 to $5.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 19th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.70.

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

EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.18. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.13 EPS.

A number of large investors have made changes to their positions in the company. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake 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 valued at $9,253,000 after buying an additional 277,823 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake 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 valued at $5,165,000 after buying an additional 511,528 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. acquired a new stake in shares of EP Energy Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at $1,663,000. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its stake 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 valued at $1,340,000 after buying an additional 60,494 shares in the last quarter.

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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