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Western Gas Partners, LP (WES) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages

Western Gas Partners, LP (WES) Given Consensus Recommendation of

WGP's profit would be $96.33M giving it 22.23 P/E if the $0.44 EPS is correct. Scotiabank reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $49.00 target price on shares of Western Gas Equity Partners in a research note on Monday, January 29th. The stock decreased 2.84% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $38.59. About 5.30 million shares traded. Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) has risen 10.32% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.39% the S&P500.

Kcm Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Williams Cos Inc (WMB) by 33.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wedgewood Partners Inc acquired 230,553 shares as Fastenal Co (FAST)'s stock declined 14.06%. The hedge fund run by Russell Lucas held 54,304 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.24M, down from 84,323 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fastenal Co now has $15.75B valuation. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $30.28. About 6.91 million shares traded or 18.40% up from the average. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 45.71% the S&P500. The company has market cap of $62.03 million. It has a 4.29 P/E ratio. Western Gas Equity Partners's payout ratio is 132.73%.

Investors of record on Thursday, February 1st were issued a $0.92 dividend. It increased, as 0 investors sold Luna Innovations Incorporated shares while 5 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 6 raised stakes. Heronetta Management Lp who had been investing in Western Gas Equity Partners for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.57B market cap company. The pipeline company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.05. 676,627 are held by Tph Asset Mngmt Llc. Panagora Asset Mgmt accumulated 43,204 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Systems has 0.01% invested in PBF Energy Inc. Yakira Cap Inc holds 34,483 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag reported 45,059 shares. Botty Investors Limited, Illinois-based fund reported 1,093 shares. The Vermont-based Tru Of Vermont has invested 0.02% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Eastern Natl Bank invested in 103,816 shares or 0.87% of the stock. 7,265 were accumulated by Hightower Advisors Limited Liability Co. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Mufg Americas Hldgs holds 0.01% or 1,790 shares in its portfolio. Keybank Association Oh holds 0% or 15,485 shares. Texas Yale Corporation stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP). Therefore 42% are positive. Western Gas Equity Partners had a net margin of 16.96% and a return on equity of 8.99%. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to "Buy". Conning stated it has 0.11% in Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP). Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, February 25. On Wednesday, January 24 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". After $0.44 actual EPS reported by Western Gas Equity Partners, LP for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth. JP Morgan has "Overweight" rating and $40 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 25 with "Buy". The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, January 17 to "Equal-Weight". FBR Capital maintained the shares of WES in report on Monday, September 28 with "Outperform" rating. Therefore 31% are positive. Automatic Data had 57 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Avondale on Thursday, April 7 with "Market Perform". The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, July 29 by Citigroup. (NYSE:WMB) on Thursday, January 11. They issued a "buy" rating and a $49.00 price objective on the stock. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 3 by UBS. Jefferies upgraded the shares of WMB in report on Friday, December 18 to "Buy" rating. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating by Loop Capital given on Thursday, October 26. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 2.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 32 investors sold PBF shares while 82 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 233 raised stakes. 245.40 million shares or 1.70% more from 241.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ffcm LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Western Gas Partners in the third quarter valued at about $113,000. Dearborn Ptnrs Limited stated it has 0.01% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Moreover, Tower Rech Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) has 0% invested in Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA). Neuberger Berman Ltd Liability owns 0.07% invested in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) for 1.25M shares. Fmr Lc owns 24.12M shares or 0.53% of their United States portfolio. Renaissance Technology Lc holds 577,305 shares or 0% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund owns 45,981 shares or 0.13% of their USA portfolio. 19,045 are held by State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue. Wellington Group Llp accumulated 8.24 million shares. Williams Jones Assoc Ltd Liability Com holds 0.03% or 11,400 shares in its portfolio. Tarbox Family Office reported 0% of its portfolio in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Vanguard Group Inc Inc holds 0.01% or 9.54M shares. Essex Fincl Ser Incorporated owns 8,522 shares. Visa (NYSE:V) was reduced too.

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