EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE)’s share price was down 4.7% on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $4.15 and last traded at $4.25, with a volume of 1,995,119 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.46.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on EPE shares. KLR Group reissued an “accumulate” rating and issued a $7.00 price target (up previously from $6.00) on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, March 22nd. Vetr cut EP Energy Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.33 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, April 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised EP Energy Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.50 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $4.50 target price (up previously from $3.00) on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a research note on Thursday, April 7th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 target price (up previously from $3.00) on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, March 23rd. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. EP Energy Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.70.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $5.40 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.45. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.05 billion.

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

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its position in 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 last quarter. Sei Investments Co. purchased a new position in EP Energy Corp. during the fourth quarter worth about $1,663,000. First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in 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 last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased its position in 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 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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