News coverage about Western Gas Partners, (NYSE:WES) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Western Gas Partners, earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 71 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Western Gas Partners, (NYSE WES) traded down 0.44% during trading on Monday, reaching $56.90. 46,829 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.06 billion, a PE ratio of 39.68 and a beta of 1.20. Western Gas Partners, has a 52 week low of $46.85 and a 52 week high of $67.44. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $55.08 and a 200 day moving average of $59.13.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Western Gas Partners, in a research note on Friday. Scotiabank set a $61.00 price target on shares of Western Gas Partners, and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub cut shares of Western Gas Partners, from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. TheStreet cut shares of Western Gas Partners, from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, June 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Western Gas Partners, from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Western Gas Partners, currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $61.54.

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About Western Gas Partners,

Western Gas Partners, LP is a master limited partnership (MLP) that acquires, owns, develops and operates midstream energy assets. The Company is engaged in the business of gathering, processing, compressing, treating and transporting natural gas, condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and crude oil in the United States.

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