Media stories about Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Energy Transfer Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.8452864720598 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) traded up $0.22 on Friday, reaching $19.21. 7,941,363 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,930,000. The company has a market capitalization of $22,200.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.86 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.84. Energy Transfer Partners has a one year low of $15.25 and a one year high of $25.86.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 8th were given a dividend of $0.565 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 7th. This represents a $2.26 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.76%. Energy Transfer Partners’s payout ratio is currently 139.51%.

ETP has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of Energy Transfer Partners in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Tudor Pickering upgraded shares of Energy Transfer Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Energy Transfer Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 target price (down previously from $24.00) on shares of Energy Transfer Partners in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $28.00 target price on shares of Energy Transfer Partners and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.26.

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Energy Transfer Partners Company Profile

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., formerly Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P., owns and operates a logistics business. The Company is engaged in the transport, terminaling and storage of crude oil, refined products and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Company’s segments include Crude Oil, Natural Gas Liquids and Refined Products.

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