Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (NYSE:EPE) major shareholder Apollo Investment Fund Vii L. P sold 654,801 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.43, for a total transaction of $936,365.43. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Shares of EPE opened at $1.45 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $424.81 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.72 and a beta of 3.78. Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock has a twelve month low of $1.26 and a twelve month high of $3.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 12.09, a current ratio of 0.69 and a quick ratio of 0.65.

Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (NYSE:EPE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 9th. The energy producer reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by ($0.02). Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock had a negative return on equity of 16.50% and a negative net margin of 18.51%. The company had revenue of $329.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $318.46 million.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Barclays PLC lifted its stake in shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock by 95.8% during the first quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 78,710 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 38,504 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG lifted its stake in shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock by 181.4% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 107,821 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $254,000 after buying an additional 69,509 shares during the period. A.R.T. Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock by 55.6% during the first quarter. A.R.T. Advisors LLC now owns 117,653 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $157,000 after buying an additional 42,060 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock by 162.3% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 118,026 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $279,000 after buying an additional 73,026 shares during the period. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock by 30.1% during the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 186,592 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $250,000 after buying an additional 43,217 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 68.10% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on EPE shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 target price on shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, KLR Group downgraded shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Monday, May 14th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $2.61.

About Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock

EP Energy Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, engages in the exploration for and the acquisition, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company has interests in three primary areas, such as the Permian basin in West Texas; the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; and the Altamont Field in the Uinta basin in Northeastern Utah.

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