Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Energy Transfer Partners

(

ETP

) as a post-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Energy Transfer Partners as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • ETP has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $309.0 million.
  • ETP is down 7.5% today from today's close.

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More details on ETP:

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. engages in the natural gas midstream, and intrastate transportation and storage businesses in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 13.6%. ETP has a PE ratio of 86. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Energy Transfer Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Energy Transfer Partners has been 8.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Energy Transfer has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. The stock has a beta of 1.01 and a short float of 1.5% with 0.46 days to cover. Shares are down 12.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Energy Transfer Partners as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 104.27% to $860.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS -LP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -39.19%.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS -LP has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.
  • Along with the very weak revenue results, ETP underperformed when compared to the industry average of 32.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues plummeted by 55.8%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 51.48%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 77.27% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Although its share price is down sharply from a year ago, do not assume that it can now be tagged as cheap and attractive. The reality is that, based on its current price in relation to its earnings, ETP is still more expensive than most of the other companies in its industry.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, ETP maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.86, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.

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