Western Gas Partners, LP (WES) Stake Lowered by First Trust Advisors LP

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Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 63,211 shares of the pipeline company's stock worth $3,241,000 after buying an additional 18,800 shares during the last quarter. The institutional investor held 33,500 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.38M, up from 25,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co who had been investing in Western Gas Partner for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.06B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.00% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $19.64. Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) has risen 10.32% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

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Investors of record on Thursday, February 1st were paid a $0.5488 dividend. Its up 0.11, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 15 investors sold WES shares while 50 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. The pipeline company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.47 by ($0.08). They expect $0.17 EPS, up 183.33% or $0.11 from last year's $0.06 per share. It turned negative, as 68 investors sold BAC shares while 569 reduced holdings. Van Eck Assocs holds 0.01% or 19,942 shares in its portfolio. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D accumulated 69,900 shares. Boston Family Office Ltd holds 0.45% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. The stock of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP) earned "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, October 20. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Oh owns 0.2% invested in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) for 252,626 shares. Griffin Asset has 98,845 shares for 0.93% of their portfolio. UBS reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $61.00 target price (up previously from $59.00) on shares of Western Gas Partners in a report on Friday, March 2nd. The company was downgraded on Monday, February 27 by Bank of America. North Star Asset Management invested in 95,298 shares. Los Angeles Capital Mgmt And Equity Research stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). (NYSE:CRM). Criterion Ltd Liability Com owns 1.68M shares.

Castleark Management Llc, which manages about $3.86 billion and $3.19B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bioverativ Inc by 53,980 shares to 113,210 shares, valued at $6.46M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Welltower Inc by 23,200 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 162,668 shares, and cut its stake in Store Cap Corp (NYSE:STOR).

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Among 18 analysts covering The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), 2 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 9 Hold. Western Gas Partners has a one year low of $42.68 and a one year high of $61.78. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WES in report on Sunday, October 29 with "Buy" rating. Western Gas Partners has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $57.77.

Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES) opened at $45.16 on Friday. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Friday, October 20 with "Hold" rating. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 7. Morgan Stanley has "Equal-Weight" rating and $35 target. JP Morgan maintained the shares of WES in report on Wednesday, March 14 with "Overweight" rating. That puts the market capitalization at $825.33 mln. The consensus rating is 2.5, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. $1.84M worth of stock was sold by BACON ASHLEY on Saturday, January 13. (NASDAQ:FB) or 14,901 shares. 10,000 shares were sold by BLOCK KEITH, worth $943,950. Another trade for 5,587 shares valued at $1.05 million was made by FISCHER DAVID B. on Friday, January 26.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.44 million activity. Ibm Retirement Fund stated it has 32,945 shares. Hexavest Inc holds 1.35 million shares. 459.24 million shares or 2.33% less from 470.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Kbc Group Inc Nv reported 836,747 shares stake. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of MS in report on Tuesday, September 15 with "Neutral" rating. Alphaone Invest Svcs Ltd Com invested 0.13% in salesforce.com, inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 91,357 shares. Art Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 11,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:FB) for 33,459 shares. Liberty Mutual Asset Mgmt has invested 0.03% in Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO). Eagleclaw Cap Managment Ltd Liability Co reported 25,502 shares or 0.75% of all its holdings. Tortoise Capital Advisors L.L.C. raised its holdings in shares of Western Gas Partners by 6.7% in the 3rd quarter. Macquarie Research initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, April 21 report. Therefore 93% are positive. The company was downgraded on Thursday, September 8 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of FB in report on Tuesday, January 16 with "Buy" rating. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Monday, January 18 by Wells Fargo. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, January 31st. Goldman Sachs has "Sell" rating and $17 target.

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