Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE:WGP) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

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Analysts await Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) to report earnings on May, 1. It has underperformed by 6.38% the S&P500. The Aravt Global Llc holds 198,000 shares with $49.04M value, up from 140,000 last quarter. The stock increased 0.56% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $250.74. About 1,004 shares traded. FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has declined 12.70% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 12.23% the S&P500.

Among 38 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 36 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Baidu had 61 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho to "Neutral" on Friday, July 22. On Friday, November 17 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equal-Weight". CapitalOne initiated it with "An Overweight" rating and $55 target in Thursday, January 14 report. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, June 12 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, November 2 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Monday, September 18. The stock has "Underweight" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, August 31.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.43, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. Cumberland Prns Ltd invested 1.93% in Citigroup Inc. 35 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. Ing Groep Nv reported 230,000 shares stake. Heronetta Management L.P., a New York-based fund reported 163,600 shares. 21,765 were reported by Bancorporation Of Hawaii. Cibc Asset holds 0% or 4,844 shares. Renaissance Limited Liability Company has invested 0.23% in FirstEnergy Corp. (NASDAQ:DXYN). Geode Capital Management Lc owns 64,152 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Co reported 41,787 shares stake. 5,800 shares valued at $197,991 were bought by DAVIDSON SPENCER on Friday, December 15. Manufacturers Life Ins The reported 6,844 shares stake. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 705,815 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Holding Sa invested in 0.11% or 406,422 shares. Moreover, Barclays Public Limited Company has 0.01% invested in Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP). Karpus Management Inc who had been investing in General Amern Invs for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $905.40 million market cap company. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) was reduced too.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 5 buys, and 1 insider sale for $277,713 activity. Its up 0.07, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 56 investors sold C shares while 400 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 584 raised stakes.

Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES) traded down $1.45 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $47.65. Illinois-based Citadel Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Spirit Of America Mgmt holds 189,373 shares. Nomura has "Buy" rating and $78 target. Ffcm LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Western Gas Partners in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $113,000. This is a boost from Western Gas Partners's previous quarterly dividend of $0.91. 10,000 are held by Bb&T. 161,238 were reported by Highbridge Cap Management Ltd Company. Blair William Company Il holds 0% or 7,420 shares. Advantus Cap Management holds 63,211 shares. Zimmer Partners Ltd Partnership has 1.44% invested in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Investors of record on Thursday, February 1st were issued a dividend of $0.92 per share.

Western Gas Partners, LP acquires, develops, owns, and operates midstream energy assets in the Rocky Mountains, North-central Pennsylvania, and Texas. Western Gas Partners had 44 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. They expect $0.45 EPS, up 28.57% or $0.10 from last year's $0.35 per share. WES's profit will be $88.45M for 20.71 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual EPS reported by Western Gas Partners, LP for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 46.15% EPS growth. Therefore 42% are positive. On Monday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by Scotia Capital with "Buy".

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE:WGP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday, February 15th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $62.00 price target on shares of Western Gas Partners and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday. On Tuesday, August 9 the stock rating was upgraded by PiperJaffray to "Overweight". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, October 19 by Jefferies. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, January 11 report. The firm now has a buy rating on the pipeline company's stock. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to "Outperform" on Tuesday, October 13.

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