Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD): Today's Featured Energy Winner

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Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Enterprise Products Partners rose $1.29 (2.0%) to $66.38 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,410,372 shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,122,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $64.52-$66.60 after having opened the day at $64.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.09. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were: Solazyme ( SZYM), up 32.8%, Lilis Energy ( LLEX), up 29.8%, Dejour Energy ( DEJ), up 8.3% and Goodrich Petroleum ( GDP), up 8.1%.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals in the United States and internationally. Enterprise Products Partners has a market cap of $59.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Enterprise Products Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enterprise Products Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Zion Oil & Gas ( ZN), down 17.0%, Midstates Petroleum ( MPO), down 11.9%, Rocket Fuel ( FUEL), down 9.1% and SandRidge Mississippian Trust I ( SDT), down 8.1% , were all laggards within the energy industry with Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) being today's energy industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the energy industry could consider Energy Select Sector SPDR ( XLE) while those bearish on the energy industry could consider Proshares Short Oil & Gas ( DDG).

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