2. As of noon trading, AmeriGas Partners ( APU) is down $2.82 (-5.7%) to $46.97 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of AmeriGas Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 110,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.71-$47.22 after having opened the day at $46.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.79.

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. operates as a retail and wholesale distributor of propane gas, and related equipment and supplies in the United States. AmeriGas Partners has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 28.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate AmeriGas Partners a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AmeriGas Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full AmeriGas Partners Ratings Report now.

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