New Mountain Vantage Advisers Lifted Its Western Gas Partners LP (WES) Stake; Littelfuse Has 1.32 Sentiment

December 7, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc increased Western Gas Partners Lp (WES) stake by 49.64% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc acquired 221,007 shares as Western Gas Partners

Lp (WES)’s stock declined 13.68%. The New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc holds 666,194 shares with $37.27 million value, up from 445,187 last quarter. Western Gas Partners Lp now has $7.03B valuation. The stock increased 1.07% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $45.28. About 31,700 shares traded. Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) has risen 10.32% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.38% the S&P500.

Littelfuse, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.42 billion. It operates through three divisions: Electronics, Automotive, and Industrial. It has a 30.62 P/E ratio. The Electronics segment provides fuses and protectors, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, resettable fuses, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, discrete transient voltage suppression diodes, TVS diode arrays protection and switching thyristors, gas discharge tubes, power switching components, fuseholders, reed switch and sensor assemblies, insulated gate bipolar transistors blocks, and related accessories.

Hamilton Point Investment Advisors Llc holds 2.72% of its portfolio in Littelfuse, Inc. for 29,375 shares. Rk Capital Management Llc owns 66,320 shares or 2.2% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ashford Capital Management Inc has 2.07% invested in the company for 71,990 shares. The Illinois-based Channing Capital Management Llc has invested 1.99% in the stock. Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc, a New York-based fund reported 1.02 million shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Littelfuse’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Littelfuse, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. LFUS was included in 3 notes of analysts from November 21, 2016. The company was initiated on Thursday, December 1 by CL King. As per Tuesday, December 13, the company rating was downgraded by Longbow. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 21 by Sidoti.

The stock increased 1.23% or $2.36 during the last trading session, reaching $194.53. About 11,052 shares traded. Littelfuse, Inc. (LFUS) has risen 46.71% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.01% the S&P500.

Analysts await Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.67 earnings per share, up 6.37% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.57 per share. LFUS’s profit will be $37.93 million for 29.12 P/E if the $1.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.12 actual earnings per share reported by Littelfuse, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.23% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.27, from 1.18 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 16 investors sold WES shares while 46 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 73.26 million shares or 5.69% more from 69.32 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Alps Advisors reported 2.86% of its portfolio in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). National Bank Of America Corp De accumulated 1.48M shares or 0.02% of the stock. Wfg Advsrs Lp stated it has 160 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Stifel Fincl has 0.01% invested in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). The New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Sigma Planning Corporation holds 5,694 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Ins Communication The invested in 0% or 3,954 shares. Us Bank De has 28,212 shares. Kayne Anderson Capital Lp accumulated 11.65M shares or 7.53% of the stock. Bb&T Corporation holds 10,000 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. State Street Corp invested in 7,423 shares or 0% of the stock. Friedberg Invest Management reported 0.26% stake. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Ltd Liability Co reported 666,194 shares. Westwood Group Inc owns 0.45% invested in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) for 981,511 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management stated it has 78 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc decreased Aetna Inc New (NYSE:AET) stake by 74,200 shares to 285,549 valued at $43.36 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Transcanada Corp (NYSE:TRP) stake by 90,484 shares and now owns 683,543 shares. Liberty Media Corp Delaware was reduced too.

Among 17 analysts covering Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Western Gas Partners had 38 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold” on Thursday, January 28. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, August 20. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, December 16 by CapitalOne. As per Thursday, February 25, the company rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 21 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was initiated on Friday, June 17 by MUFG. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, October 11 report. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by MLV with “Buy”.

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