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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 16828.89. 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 15.59 (with a change from open of 1.14%), this in conjunction with a target price of 19.06. Volume today has so far reached 3835239, with an average volume of about 6299.38. The GAP for this stock, is -1.09%.

The P/E ratio is 14.2, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.29. 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 22.58%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., EPS is looking like it will grow 27.31% 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 44.50%. Shares outstanding is 1080.16, while shares float is at a value of 754.63. Float short for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. is 4.86% and the short ratio is 5.82.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, while the total debt/equity comes to *TBA. 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 1.12. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.45, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is 35.43, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -9.13% and 27.83% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -29.54% and the 52 week low is 305.96%.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. has a dividend yield of 7.32%, with a current price of 15.59. 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 -6.09%, with performance for the month coming to -7.32%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.36%, and for the half year the performance is -25.89%. Volatility for this week is 3.09% and for the month this is 3.02%.

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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