Morgan Stanley Trims Western Gas Partners (WES) Target Price to $51.00

Miller Howard Investments holds 0.04% or 45,972 shares. Scripps E W Co Ohio now has $1.26B valuation. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $36.38. About 225,841 shares traded. Lipocine Inc. (NASDAQ:LPCN) has declined 54.30% since December 5, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 30.29% the S&P500. The types of partnership interests owned by WGP include the general partner interest in WES, held through Western Gas Holdings, LLC (WES GP); the incentive distribution rights (IDRs) in WES, which entitle WGP to receive increasing percentages, till approximately 48%, of any incremental cash distributed by WES as certain target distribution levels are reached in any quarter, and a limited partner interest in WES. Therefore 65% are positive. Western Gas Equity Partners had 29 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, February 25. Western Gas Partners, LP has a 52-week low of $42.68 and a 52-week high of $67.44. The company has a market cap of $7.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.14 and a beta of 1.18. Also, the Hold rating count is 0 as of 12/5/2017. Credit Suisse has "Neutral" rating and $53 target. The stock has "Buy" rating by Roth Capital on Thursday, August 10. The firm has "Equalweight" rating by CapitalOne given on Thursday, January 14. MLV maintained it with "Buy" rating and $75 target in Friday, July 31 report. H.C. Wainwright maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, June 28 report. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 11. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of WES in report on Monday, November 2 with "Overweight" rating.

Carlson Capital LP increased National Retail Pptys Inc (NYSE:NNN) stake by 560,304 shares to 581,004 valued at $22.72M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Dillards Inc (NYSE:DDS) stake by 182,873 shares and now owns 1.37 million shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.85 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 25 investors sold SSP shares while 33 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. Jacobs & Company Ca holds 0.98% or 40,109 shares. Cv Starr Co owns 180,000 shares or 4.33% of their United States portfolio. The stock had a trading volume of 207,761 shares. Hightower Advsr holds 0.04% of its portfolio in The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP) for 268,787 shares. Saybrook Capital Nc stated it has 11,500 shares or 0.71% of all its holdings. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Sys accumulated 853,682 shares or 0.56% of the stock. The pipeline company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.54 by ($0.16). Olstein Cap Mgmt Ltd Partnership has invested 0.11% in Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. First Trust Advisors Limited Partnership owns 142,902 shares or 0.02% of their USA portfolio. First Manhattan stated it has 2,597 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Lipocine Inc (NASDAQ:LPCN), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. As per Monday, March 27, the company rating was maintained by Benchmark. (NASDAQ:LPCN) on Wednesday, August 12 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 7 by H.C. Wainwright. Jefferies maintained The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP) rating on Sunday, October 22. The rating was downgraded by Wunderlich to "Hold" on Wednesday, January 20. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 1st. Noble Financial maintained the shares of SSP in report on Monday, November 6 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Sunday, August 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Its up 0.27, from 1.18 in 2017Q1. Seaport Global Securities started coverage on shares of Western Gas Partners in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. 9 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. Moreover, Botty Investors Ltd Com has 0.19% invested in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) for 10,734 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.01% in Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP). Creative Planning reported 0.07% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 14 Buy, 2 Overweight, 0 Sell, 0 Hold and 0 Underweight. Clearbridge Lc holds 0.15% or 2.72 million shares. Birmingham Incorporated Al holds 3.87% of its portfolio in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) for 77,795 shares. 30,000 are held by Sg Americas Secs Ltd Com. Lucas Cap Mngmt, New Jersey-based fund reported 84,323 shares. 44,411 are owned by Advantus Mngmt. Wetherby Asset Mgmt Inc reported 6,000 shares. (NASDAQ:PKOH). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 1,017 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Western Gas Partners, LP is a master limited partnership (MLP) that acquires, owns, develops and operates midstream energy assets. Stephens Ar invested in 5,963 shares. About 209,514 shares traded or 8.70% up from the average.

News articles about Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. It has underperformed by 13.39% the S&P500. Through its subsidiary WES, the Company is engaged in the business of gathering, processing, compressing, treating and transporting natural gas, condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and crude oil for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko). It has a 35.85 P/E ratio.

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