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Western Midstream Partners LP (WES) Reveals an Earnings Mystery

Western Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:WES) went down by -3.49% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $29.50. The company’s stock price has collected -5.29% of loss in the last five trading sessions.

Is It Worth Investing in Western Midstream Partners LP (NYSE :WES) Right Now?

Western Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:WES) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 9.68 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for WES is at 2.82. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 9 analysts out of 14 who provided ratings for Western Midstream Partners LP declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $32.75, which is $6.24 above the current price. WES currently public float of 384.68M and currently shorts hold a 1.55% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of WES was 918.30K shares.

WES’s Market Performance

WES stocks went down by -5.29% for the week, with a monthly drop of -5.79% and a quarterly performance of -7.24%, while its annual performance rate touched 24.81%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.59% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.55% for Western Midstream Partners LP. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -4.74% for WES stocks with a simple moving average of 1.21% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of WES

BofA Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WES reach a price target of $25. The rating they have provided for WES stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on September 28th, 2021.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “Overweight” to WES, setting the target price at $24 in the report published on July 20th of the previous year.

WES Trading at -1.73% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought WES to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -10.14% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.55%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.59%, as shares sank -6.79% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -7.44% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, WES fell by -5.29%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +2.32% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $27.73. In addition, Western Midstream Partners LP saw 19.04% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WES starting from OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP /DE/, who sale 10,000,000 shares at the price of $25.25 back on Jul 21. After this action, OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP /DE/ now owns 190,281,578 shares of Western Midstream Partners LP, valued at $252,500,000 using the latest closing price.

OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP /DE/, the 10% Owner of Western Midstream Partners LP, sale 10,000,000 shares at $25.25 during a trade that took place back on Jul 21, which means that OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP /DE/ is holding 190,281,578 shares at $252,500,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for WES

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +36.43 for the present operating margin
  • +46.06 for the gross margin

The net margin for Western Midstream Partners LP stands at +33.23. Equity return is now at value 36.20, with 9.60 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.60.

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