Investors sold shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $26.19 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $39.41 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $13.22 million out of the stock. Of all equities 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 $38.50

A number of brokerages have issued reports on ETP. Jefferies Group increased their price objective on shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from $46.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 25th. Vetr downgraded 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 research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of 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 shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from $44.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. upgraded shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $33.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Friday, May 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $42.03.

The stock’s market capitalization is $19.97 billion. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $38.73 and a 200-day moving average of $33.20.

Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.15) earnings per share 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 analyst estimates of $7.58 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 56.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.09) earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Energy Transfer Partners L.P. will post $0.58 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 8th will be issued a dividend of $1.055 per share. This represents a $4.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.96%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 4th.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Agran Libbie raised its position in Energy Transfer Partners L.P. by 8,885.0% in the fourth quarter. Agran Libbie now owns 6,239,377 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,105,000 after buying an additional 6,169,935 shares during the last quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC raised its position in Energy Transfer Partners L.P. by 53.7% in the fourth quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 8,230,046 shares of the company’s stock worth $277,600,000 after buying an additional 2,875,378 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in Energy Transfer Partners L.P. by 142.1% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 370,640 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,502,000 after buying an additional 217,540 shares during the last quarter. Trust & Fiduciary Management Services Inc. bought a new position in Energy Transfer Partners L.P. during the fourth quarter worth $5,611,000. Finally, Jennison Associates LLC raised its position in Energy Transfer Partners L.P. by 28.8% in the fourth quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 707,725 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,872,000 after buying an additional 158,239 shares during the last quarter.

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