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Amerigas Partners Lp (NYSE:APU) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 5th, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 10th will be paid a dividend of 0.84 per share on Tuesday, February 18th. This represents a $3.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.92%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 6th.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on APU shares. 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 investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.62.

Shares of Amerigas Partners Lp (NYSE:APU) traded down 1.03% on Wednesday, hitting $42.39. 402,581 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Amerigas Partners Lp has a 1-year low of $41.23 and a 1-year high of $50.45. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $43.38 and its 200-day moving average is $43.43. The company has a market cap of $3.935 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.02.

Amerigas Partners Lp (NYSE:APU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 3rd. The company reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.05 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $950.80 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.93 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Amerigas Partners Lp will post $2.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Amerigas Partners Lp news, major shareholder Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. sold 1,200,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.01, for a total transaction of $52,812,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares 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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