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Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Western Gas Partners, LP (WES) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Western Gas Partners, LP (WES) to Hold

Sandy Spring Natl Bank holds 0.04% or 13,212 shares in its portfolio. Equitec Specialists Llc who had been investing in Verisign Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.32 billion market cap company. It closed at $111.9 lastly. It has outperformed by 95.64% the S&P500.

Infrastructure Capital Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) by 92.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. Chickasaw Capital Management LLC now owns 2,662,650 shares of the pipeline company's stock worth $160,957,000 after buying an additional 23,385 shares in the last quarter. The stock of Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, March 17 by Credit Suisse. It is down 3.31% since June 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.39% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Citigroup maintained the shares of WGP in report on Thursday, April 7 with "Neutral" rating. They issued an outperform rating and a $51.00 price objective for the company. As per Friday, October 14, the company rating was downgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform" on Tuesday, October 11. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 31 by MLV. As per Thursday, February 25, the company rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.

01/15/2016 - Western Gas Equity Partners, LP was downgraded to " by analysts at Wells Fargo. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, June 6 by BMO Capital Markets.

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q4 2016. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 1st were paid a $0.875 dividend.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of WES. 22 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. Smithfield Tru Communication accumulated 350 shares or 0% of the stock. Catalyst Capital Advisors Lc reported 108,455 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability Com holds 0% or 7,994 shares. Its up 16.87% from 2.63 million shares previously. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0.01% or 83,887 shares. Spirit Of America Corporation New York has 112,573 shares. Penn Cap Mngmt Co Incorporated has invested 0.04% in Verisign, Inc. Fifth Third State Bank invested in 1,363 shares. Moreover, Prudential Financial has 0% invested in bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE). Salient Lta owns 84,615 shares or 0.56% of their U.S. portfolio. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $69.00 price objective on shares of Western Gas Partners, in a report on Friday, April 7th. Fisher Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 317,076 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Moreover, Tocqueville Asset Management LP has 0.03% invested in bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE). Gfs Advsrs Limited Liability Company accumulated 28,054 shares or 0.25% of the stock.

Columbus Circle Investors decreased Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC) stake by 127,984 shares to 329,833 valued at $4.90 million in 2016Q4. It also increased its holding in Tallgrass Energy Gp Llp by 12,746 shares in the quarter, for a total of 397,473 shares, and has risen its stake in Dominion Midstream Partners L (NYSE:DM). Mobileye N.V. (NYSE:MBLY) was reduced too. The Chickasaw Capital Management Llc holds 5.12M shares with $216.99M value, down from 5.18M last quarter. Therefore 75% are positive. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of Western Gas Partners, by 23.2% in the third quarter.

Analysts await Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) to report earnings on July, 25. The stock has "Overweight" rating by CapitalOne on Friday, December 16. Stephens Ar reported 9,520 shares. Western Gas Partners, LP has a 12 month low of $45.12 and a 12 month high of $67.44. Citigroup maintained it with "Buy" rating and $32 target in Friday, March 11 report. Deutsche Bank downgraded International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) on Thursday, February 11 to "Hold" rating.

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The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 12th. Macquarie Research initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, April 21 report.

03/11/2016 - Western Gas Equity Partners, LP was downgraded to " by analysts at Goldman Sachs. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to "Buy" on Thursday, August 6.

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