News articles about Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Energy Transfer Equity earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.058486129698 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE ETE) opened at $17.33 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.69, a current ratio of 1.36 and a quick ratio of 1.11. The firm has a market cap of $18,700.00, a P/E ratio of 16.66 and a beta of 1.81. Energy Transfer Equity has a 52-week low of $15.03 and a 52-week high of $19.85.

Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The pipeline company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by ($0.12). The company had revenue of $9.47 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.25 billion. Energy Transfer Equity had a return on equity of 3.84% and a net margin of 2.29%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.19 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Energy Transfer Equity will post 0.99 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 20th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 8th will be given a $0.305 dividend. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.04%. This is a boost from Energy Transfer Equity’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 7th. Energy Transfer Equity’s dividend payout ratio is 113.46%.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on ETE. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Energy Transfer Equity from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price target on shares of Energy Transfer Equity in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Bank of America began coverage on shares of Energy Transfer Equity in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Energy Transfer Equity in a report on Thursday, January 4th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Wolfe Research raised shares of Energy Transfer Equity from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Energy Transfer Equity has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.78.

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Energy Transfer Equity Company Profile

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) owns equity interests in Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) and Sunoco LP, which are engaged in diversified energy-related services. The Company’s segments include Investment in ETP, including the consolidated operations of ETP; Investment in Sunoco LP, including the consolidated operations of Sunoco LP; Investment in Lake Charles LNG, including the operations of Lake Charles LNG, and Corporate and Other.

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