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Shares of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Stock Ratings Network reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $46.35.

Shares of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) opened at 44.87 on Wednesday. AmeriGas Partners, L.P. has a one year low of $40.96 and a one year high of $48.36. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $45.51 and a 200-day moving average of $44.36. The company has a market cap of $4.167 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.21.

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported ($0.44) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.39) by $0.05. On average, analysts predict that AmeriGas Partners, L.P. will post $2.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.88 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 7th.

APU has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. in a research note on Tuesday, July 29th. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $44.50. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. in a research note on Monday, June 2nd. They now have a $49.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $46.00. Finally, analysts at Credit Suisse upgraded shares of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, May 9th. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $43.00.

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) is a holding company.

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