MarketGrader currently has a BUY rating on EQUITABLE RESOURCES INC (EQT), based on a final overall grade of 76.8 scored by the company's fundamental analysis. EQUITABLE RESOURCES INC scores at the 98th percentile among all 5461 U.S. listed equities currently followed by MarketGrader. Our present rating dates to February 26, 2005, when it was upgraded from a HOLD. Relative to the Gas Utilities sub-industry, which is comprised of 30 companies, EQUITABLE RESOURCES INC's grade of 76.8 ranks second. The industry grade leader is ENERGEN CORP (EGN) with an overall grade of 80.2. Relative to recent market conditions the stock has performed poorly in the last six months, up 3.34% compared to 3.47% for the S&P 500 Index while better than the Gas Utilities sub-Industry, down 0.84%.