Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) Receives News Impact Score of 0.01

Media headlines about Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energy Transfer Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.2253130338517 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) traded up $0.21 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $18.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,151,114 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,320,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a current ratio of 0.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $20,800.00, a P/E ratio of -35.29, a PEG ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 0.93. Energy Transfer Partners has a fifty-two week low of $15.25 and a fifty-two week high of $24.71.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 8th were issued a $0.565 dividend. This represents a $2.26 annualized dividend and a yield of 12.56%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 7th. Energy Transfer Partners’s dividend payout ratio is presently -443.14%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on ETP. ValuEngine downgraded Energy Transfer Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Robert W. Baird set a $22.00 price objective on Energy Transfer Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $27.00 price objective on Energy Transfer Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Energy Transfer Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Bank of America began coverage on Energy Transfer Partners in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Energy Transfer Partners currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $25.86.

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About Energy Transfer Partners

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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