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EPL Oil & Gas (NYSE:EPL) was upgraded by Zacks from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday, AR Network reports. The firm currently has a $27.00 target price on the stock. Zacks‘ target price would indicate a potential upside of 2.66% from the stock’s previous close.

EPL has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of EPL Oil & Gas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Friday, January 31st. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Separately, analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on shares of EPL Oil & Gas in a research note to investors on Friday, January 10th. They set a “negative” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of EPL Oil & Gas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Friday, January 10th. They now have a $37.00 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. EPL Oil & Gas has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.44.

EPL Oil & Gas (NYSE:EPL) traded down 0.38% on Friday, hitting $26.20. The stock had a trading volume of 190,142 shares. EPL Oil & Gas has a one year low of $24.40 and a one year high of $42.64. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27.46 and a 200-day moving average of $31.96. The company has a market cap of $1.024 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.56.

EPL Oil & Gas, Inc, formerly Energy Partners, Ltd., is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas.

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