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EV Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EVEP) released its earnings data on Monday. The company reported ($0.14) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.35, American Banking & Market News reports. The company had revenue of $95.34 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $92.62 million.

Shares of EV Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EVEP) opened at 33.26 on Monday. EV Energy Partners, L.P. has a 52-week low of $30.53 and a 52-week high of $43.45. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $34.66 and a 200-day moving average of $34.55. The company’s market cap is $1.616 billion.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 9th will be given a dividend of $0.772 per share. This represents a $3.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 7th. This is a boost from EV Energy Partners, L.P.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.77.

A number of research firms have recently commented on EVEP. Analysts at Bank of America reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of EV Energy Partners, L.P. in a research note on Monday, May 5th. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of EV Energy Partners, L.P. in a research note on Wednesday, March 5th. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $9.00. Finally, analysts at Robert W. Baird reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of EV Energy Partners, L.P. in a research note on Tuesday, March 4th. They now have a $39.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $40.00. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $41.89.

EV Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EVEP) is engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas properties.

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