EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) shares fell 3.6% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $4.20 and last traded at $4.25, with a volume of 1,991,789 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $4.41.

Several research firms recently issued reports on EPE. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EP Energy Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Northland Securities upgraded shares of EP Energy Corp. from an “under perform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $5.00 price target (down previously from $6.50) on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Jefferies Group reiterated an “underperform” rating and set a $3.00 price target (up previously from $2.50) on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Finally, KLR Group upgraded shares of EP Energy Corp. from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $7.00 to $6.50 in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.13.

The stock’s market capitalization is $1.07 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $4.64 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.51.

EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.04. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.17 earnings per share.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in EP Energy Corp. stock. Morgan Stanley increased its position in EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) by 15.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,112,600 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 277,823 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley owned about 0.85% of EP Energy Corp. worth $9,253,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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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