Shares of EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) rose 2.2% on Friday . The company traded as high as $4.37 and last traded at $4.20, with a volume of 1,814,198 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.11.

EPE has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Vetr lowered shares of EP Energy Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $5.33 target price on the stock. in a report on Monday, May 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EP Energy Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 7th. Wolfe Research lowered shares of EP Energy Corp. from a “peer perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a report on Monday, August 15th. Finally, Northland Securities raised shares of EP Energy Corp. from an “under perform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.74.

The stock’s market capitalization is $1.08 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $4.17 and its 200 day moving average is $4.58.

EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.04. During the same quarter in the prior 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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