News stories about Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Western Gas Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 44.8343167732523 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- After setback on reversal plan, Laurel pipeline company plans two-way gas flows (msn.com)
- Santos deal to launch Harbour’s global gas ambitions (afr.com)
- Western Gas Partners (WES) & Antero Midstream Partners (AM) Head to Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com)
- Scotiabank Reaffirms “Hold” Rating for Western Gas Partners (WES) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Gas Extraction, Earthquakes Prompt Dutch Introspection (enr.com)
NYSE:WES traded down $0.53 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $42.47. The stock had a trading volume of 298,023 shares, compared to its average volume of 622,882. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,503.90, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.67, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.23 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 0.60 and a quick ratio of 0.60. Western Gas Partners has a 12 month low of $40.44 and a 12 month high of $61.78.
WES has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of Western Gas Partners in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Scotiabank reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $58.00 price target on shares of Western Gas Partners in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Western Gas Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on shares of Western Gas Partners in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $49.00 price target for the company. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $61.00 price target on shares of Western Gas Partners in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $55.93.
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Western Gas Partners Company Profile
Western Gas Partners, LP acquires, develops, owns, and operates midstream energy assets in the Rocky Mountains, North-central Pennsylvania, and Texas. It is involved in gathering, processing, compressing, treating, and transporting natural gas, condensate, natural gas liquids, and crude oil. Western Gas Holdings, LLC serves as the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP.
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