Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Enterprise Products Partners

(

EPD

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

  • EPD has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $240.7 million.
  • EPD is up 3.5% today from today's close.

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More details on EPD:

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.3%. EPD has a PE ratio of 17. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate Enterprise Products Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for Enterprise Products Partners has been 7.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Enterprise has a market cap of $42.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. The stock has a beta of 0.95 and a short float of 0.9% with 1.12 days to cover. Shares are down 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Enterprise Products Partners as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • EPD, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 36.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 48.8%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Looking at the price performance of EPD's shares over the past 12 months, there is not much good news to report: the stock is down 42.08%, and it has underformed the S&P 500 Index. In addition, the company's earnings per share are lower today than the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.43, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.

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