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Shares of EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eighteen analysts that are covering the company, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.54.

In other EP Energy Corp news, CFO Dane E. Whitehead purchased 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 18th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $18.79 per share, for a total transaction of $140,925.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE) opened at 18.83 on Wednesday. EP Energy Corp has a one year low of $16.00 and a one year high of $23.23. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $20.46 and a 200-day moving average of $19.78. The company has a market cap of $4.628 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.25.

EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.03. Analysts expect that EP Energy Corp will post $0.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on EPE. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of EP Energy Corp in a research note on Tuesday, August 12th. They now have a $25.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $24.00. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of EP Energy Corp in a research note on Monday, August 11th. They now have a $24.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $23.50. Finally, analysts at Topeka Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of EP Energy Corp from $25.00 to $26.00 in a research note on Friday, August 1st.

EP Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. It is engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States.

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