Western Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) has a beta value of 3.64 and has seen 1,164,238 shares traded in the recent trading session. The company, currently valued at $3.58 Billion, closed the recent trade at $8.07 per share which meant it gained $0.18 on the day or 2.28% during that session. The WES stock price is -239.28% off its 52-week high price of $27.38 and 64.06% above the 52-week low of $2.9. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 2.17 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 1.75 Million shares.

The consensus among analysts is that Western Midstream Partners, LP (WES) is a Hold stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.6. 1 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while none rate it as Overweight. 8 out of 14 have rated it as a Hold, with 4 advising it as a Buy. 1 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $0.48.

Western Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) trade information

Sporting 2.28% in the green today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Wednesday, Sep 09 when the WES stock price touched $8.55-5 or saw a rise of 5.5%. Year-to-date, Western Midstream Partners, LP shares have moved -58.96%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -3.12%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Western Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) have changed -15.57%. Short interest in the company has seen 7.82 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 4.47.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $11.54, which means that the shares’ value could jump 43% from current levels. The projected low price target is $9 while the price target rests at a high of $17. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +110.66% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 11.52% from current levels.

Western Midstream Partners, LP (WES) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Western Midstream Partners, LP shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained +55.31% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -38.99%, compared to -8.7% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2020 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 77.8% and -30.6% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be +2.6%.

5 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $677.74 Million for the current quarter. 5 have an estimated revenue figure of $643.13 Million for the next quarter concluding in December 01, 2020. Year-ago sales stood $666.03 Million and $723.21 Million respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by 1.8% for the current quarter and -11.1% for the next.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was +9.4% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2020 is a modest -5.6% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by -3.7%.

WES Dividends

Western Midstream Partners, LP is expected to release its next earnings report between November 02 and November 06 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 1.24 at a share yield of 16.61%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months, with a 5 Year Average Dividend Yield of 8.88%.

Western Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:WES)’s Major holders

Insiders own 54.76% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 40.33% with a share float percentage of 89.15%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Western Midstream Partners, LP having a total of 230 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Alps Advisors Inc. with over 24.57 Million shares worth more than $246.71 Million. As of June 29, 2020, Alps Advisors Inc. held 5.53% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Invesco Ltd., with the holding of over 22.93 Million shares as of June 29, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $230.18 Million and represent 5.16% of shares outstanding.

Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Alps ETF Tr-Alerian MLP ETF and Invesco Oppenheimer Steelpath MLP Income. As of May 30, 2020, the former fund manager holds about 5.28% shares in the company for having 23439422 shares of worth $218.92 Million while later fund manager owns 13.31 Million shares of worth $124.28 Million as of May 30, 2020, which makes it owner of about 3% of company’s outstanding stock.