Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (WGP), TopBuild Corp. (BLD)

Western Gas Equity Partners

Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (WGP), TopBuild Corp. (BLD)

The institutional investor held 269,111 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $23.45M, up from 264,889 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 2.

Seaport Global Securities started coverage on shares of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) in a research report released on Tuesday morning. It has underperformed by 6.38% the S&P500. Hengehold Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Procter And Gamble Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $233.17 billion market cap company. This value (ranging from 0-100%) shows where the stock price closed relative to the price range over the specified period. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of 11.15 and 11571 shares have traded hands in the session. It has outperformed by 18.51% the S&P500. The dividend was $0.890 per share for the quarter or $3.56 on an annualized basis. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Western Gas Partners, from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Energen Corporation had 99 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho has "Buy" rating and $70 target. The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, October 20. The mean rating score for this stock is at 2.50. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, October 10 by. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 5 by Benchmark. On Thursday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold". Northland Capital maintained the shares of LPSN in report on Monday, July 24 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Friday, January 15 by Wells Fargo. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 16 by Suntrust Robinson. This is based on a scale where a 5 would indicate a Strong Buy, a 4 would equal a Moderate Buy, 3 a hold, 2 a moderate sell, and a rating of 1 would indicate a Strong Sell.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q2 2017. 112 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. California Pub Employees Retirement holds 154,500 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems owns 40,900 shares or 0.03% of their USA portfolio. 2,000 are held by Evercore Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation. The stock traded on unusually slightly up volume of 3.37 Million comparing to the average volume of 4788.48 shares, completing picture of exact trends with uncompleted dots in volume over the norm. Mason Street Advisors Ltd Liability Com reported 0.06% stake. Glenmede Tru Comm Na invested in 119,260 shares. The New York-based Clear Harbor Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.16% in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Pnc Gru accumulated 74,185 shares. They expect $0.50 earnings per share, down 7.41% or $0.04 from last year's $0.54 per share. Ftb Advisors accumulated 1,107 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth invested in 78 shares or 0% of the stock. Goldman Sachs Gp Inc has 0% invested in LivePerson, Inc. Georgia-based Invesco Ltd has invested 0.03% in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN).

A total of 17 analysts have released a report on Western Gas Partners. Therefore 56% are positive. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Western Gas Partners, 's FY2017 earnings at $1.11 EPS. Credit Suisse has "Neutral" rating and $53 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) on Thursday, October 5 with "Hold" rating. The stock of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, September 28 by FBR Capital. Northland Capital maintained LivePerson, Inc. Wfg Ltd Partnership stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES).

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 0.76 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 16 investors sold LivePerson, Inc. shares while 29 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. The latest exchange of 0.15 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 242.47 Million shares. Motco reported 300 shares or 0% of all its holdings. RBC Capital Markets maintained Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) rating on Sunday, August 20. Morgan Stanley holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) for 652,891 shares.

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