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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 19145.17. 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 37.09 (with a change from open of 0.90%), this in conjunction with a target price of 45.94. Volume today has so far reached 801636, with an average volume of about 3411.55. The GAP for this stock, is 1.07%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.2. 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 18.60%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., EPS is looking like it will grow 160.96% 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 526.4, 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 2.71.

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 . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.86, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.94 and Price/cash is 49.6, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -5.94% and 13.70% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -14.73% and the 52 week low is 110.87%.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has a dividend yield of 11.60%, with a current price of 37.09. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . 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 -7.08%, with performance for the month coming to -11.03%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.28%, and for the half year the performance is -9.15%. Volatility for this week is 4.64% and for the month this is 2.58%.

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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