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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE)?

The company in question is, Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE) currently with a stock price of 17.52 (-2.67% today). The market cap for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. is 19688.94, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Pipelines industry. The target price for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. is 18.07. Currently Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. is trading with a P/E of 16.41, and a forward P/E of 14.5. Average volume for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. is 9235.59 and so far today it is 465774.

Performance in the last year for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. has been -23.63%. For EPS growth, Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. has seen a growth of 94.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 25.61%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 41.30% over the last five years and could be 12.70% for the next five years. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -57.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -58.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.12%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 47.61%.

Since the IPO date for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. on the 2/3/2006, Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. has seen performance year to date to be 41.62%. With Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. trading at 17.52, the dividend yield is 6.33%, and the EPS is 1.1.

So could Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 16.41. The PEG is 1.29, P/S is 0.53 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 41.45, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. has a gross margin of 22.30%, an operating margin of 6.50% and a profit margin of 3.10%.Payout ratio for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. is 101.80%. Return on assets come to 1.60% with return on investment coming to 6.80%.

Insider ownership for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., is at 27.11% and institutional ownership comes to 44.70%. Outstanding shares are at 1093.83. While shares float is 754.15. The float short is currently 4.15%, and short ratio is 3.39.

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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