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Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 17406.26. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. is 16.41 (with a change from open of 0.24%), this in conjunction with a target price of 18.07. Volume today has so far reached 1320869, with an average volume of about 9228.54. The GAP for this stock, is 1.30%.

The P/E ratio is 14.73, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 13.27. The current EPS for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., is 1.1, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 94.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 27.15%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., EPS is looking like it will grow 25.05% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.70%. Quarter over quarter is -58.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -57.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 41.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 45.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 44.70%. Shares outstanding is 1077.12, while shares float is at a value of 754.63. Float short for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. is 4.75% and the short ratio is 3.89.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is , while the total debt/equity comes to . The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 22.30% and their operating margin is 6.50%. The profit margin is 3.10%.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. has seen returns on assets of 1.60%, and on investment, 6.80%. Return on equity is -88.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.16. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.47, with Price/book ratio coming to and Price/cash is 36.64, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -3.51% and 38.48% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -31.05% and the 52 week low is 327.45%.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. has a dividend yield of 7.05%, with a current price of 16.41. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 101.80%. This is in an industry, Oil & Gas Pipelines, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. is based in USA.

Performance in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry means that Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. has seen performance for the past week of -10.77%, with performance for the month coming to -8.70%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 26.55%, and for the half year the performance is -30.74%. Volatility for this week is 4.03% and for the month this is 2.90%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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