Shares of EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) were up 4.2% during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $4.30 and last traded at $4.25, with a volume of 1,313,559 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.08.

A number of analysts have recently commented on EPE shares. Jefferies Group reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and issued a $3.00 price target (up from $2.50) on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a research note on Monday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised EP Energy Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price target on EP Energy Corp. from $6.00 to $7.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 14th. Northland Securities raised EP Energy Corp. from an “under perform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Vetr raised EP Energy Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $5.84 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, August 22nd. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.74.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $4.15 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.62. The firm’s market cap is $1.08 billion.

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