EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-four research firms that are currently covering the firm. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $5.10.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on EPE shares. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on EP Energy Corp. from $6.00 to $7.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised EP Energy Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.25 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. KLR Group raised shares of EP Energy Corp. from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $7.00 to $6.50 in a report on Monday, July 18th. 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 report on Monday, July 18th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $5.00 price target (down from $6.50) on shares of EP Energy Corp. in a report on Monday, July 18th.

Shares of EP Energy Corp. (NYSE:EPE) opened at 4.16 on Wednesday. EP Energy Corp. has a 12-month low of $1.60 and a 12-month high of $7.55. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $4.13 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.69. The company’s market capitalization is $1.05 billion.

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

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in EP Energy Corp. by 0.6% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 220,678 shares of the company’s stock worth $997,000 after buying an additional 1,208 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake in EP Energy Corp. by 18.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 21,970 shares of the company’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 3,455 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in EP Energy Corp. by 8.1% in the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 81,167 shares of the company’s stock worth $420,000 after buying an additional 6,054 shares during the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P increased its stake in EP Energy Corp. by 33.1% in the second quarter. Globeflex Capital L P now owns 69,452 shares of the company’s stock worth $360,000 after buying an additional 17,282 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in EP Energy Corp. by 8.1% in the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 243,314 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,099,000 after buying an additional 18,209 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 73.23% of the company’s stock.

EP Energy Corp. Company Profile

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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