Traders sold shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $12.78 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $33.49 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $20.71 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Energy Transfer Partners L.P. had the 17th highest net out-flow for the day. Energy Transfer Partners L.P. traded up $0.96 for the day and closed at $40.43

Several research firms recently commented on ETP. Vetr downgraded Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $40.23 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 11th. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price objective on Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from $44.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $33.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Friday, May 20th. Finally, Barclays PLC increased their price objective on Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from $42.00 to $48.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Energy Transfer Partners L.P. has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.97.

The stock’s market capitalization is $20.97 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $38.54 and its 200 day moving average price is $32.61.

Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.41. The business earned $4.48 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.58 billion. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 56.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.09) EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Energy Transfer Partners L.P. will post $0.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds recently modified their holdings of ETP. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its stake in shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. by 78.6% in the fourth quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 3,875,648 shares of the company’s stock valued at $130,726,000 after buying an additional 1,706,160 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. by 48.2% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 5,779,149 shares of the company’s stock valued at $194,930,000 after buying an additional 1,880,111 shares in the last quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH increased its stake in shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. by 152.5% in the fourth quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH now owns 46,694 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,575,000 after buying an additional 28,200 shares in the last quarter. Trust & Fiduciary Management Services Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. during the fourth quarter valued at about $5,611,000. Finally, Homrich & Berg increased its stake in shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. by 116.4% in the fourth quarter. Homrich & Berg now owns 34,867 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,176,000 after buying an additional 18,753 shares in the last quarter.

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