Here’s how analysts see Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) after this past week.

October 13, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

 Here's how analysts see Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) after this past week.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.22, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 13 investors sold Western Gas Equity Partners LP shares while 28 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 38.24 million shares or 1.47% less from 38.81 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Moreover, Zimmer Ptnrs Lp has 0.84% invested in Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) for 824,701 shares. Hirtle Callaghan Ltd Llc reported 323 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Metropolitan Life Insur Company New York stated it has 0.02% in Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP). Wells Fargo Com Mn reported 75,637 shares. Highland Mgmt Limited Partnership stated it has 0.62% in Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP). Goldman Sachs Group Inc has invested 0.02% in Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP). First National owns 0.04% invested in Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) for 7,935 shares. Oppenheimer Asset holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) for 12,603 shares. Conning accumulated 73,319 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Fort Washington Inv Oh has 0.03% invested in Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP). Signature Finance Management stated it has 7,600 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP). Raymond James Finance Ser Advisors holds 0% or 9,300 shares. Royal State Bank Of Canada reported 7,493 shares. Stephens Ar reported 5,963 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) Ratings Coverage

Among 18 analysts covering Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE:WGP), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Western Gas Equity Partners had 27 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, February 27 by Bank of America. RBC Capital Markets maintained Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) rating on Tuesday, October 11. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $48 target. The stock of Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, January 15 by Wells Fargo. Goldman Sachs downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $34 target in Friday, March 11 report. The stock of Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 20 by Wunderlich. Citigroup maintained the shares of WGP in report on Thursday, April 7 with “Neutral” rating. On Monday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, January 18 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 20. The rating was initiated by MUFG on Friday, June 17 with “Neutral”. Below is a list of Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) latest ratings and price target changes.

10/10/2017 Broker: Seaport Global Rating: Buy New Target: $49 Initiates Coverage On
25/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0 Maintain
20/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0 Maintain
11/07/2017 Broker: Scotia Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $51.0000
21/04/2017 Broker: Macquarie Research Rating: Outperform Initiate

The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.21 on October 13, reaching $39.9. About 86,250 shares traded. Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) has risen 3.31% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.39% the S&P500.

Western Gas Equity Partners, LP is a limited partnership. The company has market cap of $8.74 billion. The Firm is formed to own approximately three types of partnership interests in Western Gas Partners, LP . It has a 24.54 P/E ratio. WES is an master limited partnership (MLP) engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing and transporting natural gas, and gathering, stabilizing and transporting condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and crude oil.

Another recent and important Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “Western Gas Announces Third Quarter 2017 Distribution And Schedules Earnings …” on October 12, 2017.

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