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Amerigas Partners Lp (NYSE:APU) declared a dividend on Wednesday, January 29th, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 10th will be given a dividend of 0.84 per share on Tuesday, February 18th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 6th.

APU has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Amerigas Partners Lp from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Monday, December 23rd. They now have a $46.10 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Barclays cut their price target on shares of Amerigas Partners Lp from $45.00 to $43.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, November 20th. They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Amerigas Partners Lp currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $45.62.

Amerigas Partners Lp (NYSE:APU) opened at 42.93 on Friday. Amerigas Partners Lp has a one year low of $41.23 and a one year high of $50.45. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $43.43 and a 200-day moving average of $43.56. The company has a market cap of $3.985 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.00.

Amerigas Partners Lp (NYSE:APU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 18th. The company reported ($0.63) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.48) by $0.15. On average, analysts predict that Amerigas Partners Lp will post $2.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Amerigas Partners Lp news, major shareholder Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. unloaded 1,200,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.01, for a total transaction of $52,812,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) is a retail propane distributor in the United States.

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