Investors sold shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $29.07 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $49.10 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $20.03 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 $0.57 for the day and closed at $42.85

A number of research firms have commented on ETP. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $52.00 target price on shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday. Vetr downgraded shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.68 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, May 16th. TheStreet raised shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein began coverage on shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $39.00 target price on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.09.

The company’s market cap is $21.49 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $39.23 and a 200-day moving average of $33.70.

Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE:ETP) last posted its earnings results on Friday, August 5th. The company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10. The company earned $5.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.71 billion. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 54.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.67 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Energy Transfer Partners L.P. will post $0.59 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 given a $1.055 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 4th. This represents a $4.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.85%.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Homrich & Berg boosted its position 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 worth $1,176,000 after buying an additional 18,753 shares during the last quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH boosted 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. Airain ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. during the fourth quarter valued at about $4,329,000. Trust & Fiduciary Management Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. during the fourth quarter valued at about $5,611,000. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. by 54.6% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 286,453 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,662,000 after buying an additional 101,212 shares in the last quarter.

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