EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) shares rose 5.3% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $4.23 and last traded at $4.19, with a volume of 1,797,680 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.98.

EPE has been the topic of several recent research reports. Vetr cut 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. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut EP Energy Corp. from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, April 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut EP Energy Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 7th. Wolfe Research cut EP Energy Corp. from a “peer perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. Finally, Northland Securities upgraded EP Energy Corp. from an “under perform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.13.

The company’s 50-day moving average is $4.38 and its 200-day moving average is $4.52. The firm’s market cap is $1.04 billion.

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

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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