Investors sold shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP) on strength during trading 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 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Energy Transfer Partners L.P. traded up $0.96 for the day and closed at $40.43

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on ETP. Vetr lowered shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $40.23 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 11th. Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from $44.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $33.00 to $40.00 in a research report on Friday, May 20th. Finally, Barclays PLC increased their target price on shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from $42.00 to $48.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report 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. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.97.

The stock’s market cap is $20.97 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $38.54 and its 200 day moving average 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 analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by $0.41. The firm had revenue of $4.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.58 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.09) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 56.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Energy Transfer Partners L.P. will post $0.62 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Homrich & Berg boosted its stake in 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. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH boosted its stake in 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. Airain ltd bought a new stake in Energy Transfer Partners L.P. during the fourth quarter valued at about $4,329,000. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake in Energy Transfer Partners L.P. by 44.1% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 142,797 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,817,000 after buying an additional 43,722 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Trust & Fiduciary Management Services Inc. bought a new stake in Energy Transfer Partners L.P. during the fourth quarter valued at about $5,611,000.

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