EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) shares were down 4.5% on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.16 and last traded at $4.27, with a volume of 1,308,501 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.47.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on EPE shares. Jefferies Group reissued an “underperform” rating and issued a $3.00 target price (up previously from $2.50) on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a report on Monday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised EP Energy Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on EP Energy Corp. from $6.00 to $7.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 14th. Northland Securities raised EP Energy Corp. from an “under perform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “hold” rating on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a report on Monday, August 15th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.74.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $4.21 and its 200-day moving average is $4.58. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.10 billion.

EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) last issued 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 period last year, the firm posted $0.17 EPS.

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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