Stifel Nicolaus Thinks Tallgrass Energy’s Stock is Going to Recover

By Austin Angelo

Stifel Nicolaus analyst Selman Akyol reiterated a Buy rating on Tallgrass Energy (NYSE: TEP) today and set a price target of $48. The company’s shares opened today at $37.96, close to its 52-week low of $35.37.

According to, Akyol is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.3% and a 56.9% success rate. Akyol covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Enterprise Products Partners LP, Vanguard Natural Resources LLC, and Energy Transfer Partners LP.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Tallgrass Energy is Strong Buy and the average price target is $50, representing a 31.7% upside.

In a report issued on February 12, Barclays also upgraded the stock to Buy with a $43 price target.

Tallgrass Energy’s market cap is currently $2.79B and has a P/E ratio of 10.18. The company has a book value ratio of 1.3101.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 29 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of TEP in relation to earlier this year.

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Tallgrass Energy Partners LP owns, operates, acquires and develops midstream energy assets in North America. It operates through following segments: Natural Gas Transportation & Logistics, Crude Oil Transportation & Logistics and Processing & Logistics.