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

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 19904.23. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. is 38.02 (with a change from open of 2.37%), this in conjunction with a target price of 45.82. Volume today has so far reached 2408300, with an average volume of about 3111.2. The GAP for this stock, is 0.76%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.16. The current EPS for Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., is -0.57, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -102.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 23.98%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., EPS is looking like it will grow 201.54% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.00%. Quarter over quarter is -82.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -54.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -15.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 42.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 3.76% and institutional ownership is 59.40%. Shares outstanding is 523.52, while shares float is at a value of 438.92. Float short for Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. is 2.11% and the short ratio is 2.98.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.44, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.5. 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 28.40% and their operating margin is 9.40%. The profit margin is -1.20%.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has seen returns on assets of -0.40%, and on investment, 4.70%. Return on equity is -1.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.9, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.98 and Price/cash is 51.57, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -3.67% and 15.70% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.60% and the 52 week low is 116.14%.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has a dividend yield of 11.10%, with a current price of 38.02. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. 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 Partners, L.P. is based in USA.

Performance in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry means that Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has seen performance for the past week of -0.05%, with performance for the month coming to -5.09%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.21%, and for the half year the performance is 15.08%. Volatility for this week is 2.59% and for the month this is 2.80%.

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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