Morgan Stanley raised the price target for the Western Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:WES) stock from “an Equal-weight” to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on July 20, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on July 20, 2021 by BofA Securities that upgraded the stock from a Neutral to a Buy with a price target of $25 for WES stock. The research report from Morgan Stanley has upgraded the stock from Underweight to Equal-Weight, with a price target set at $22. The stock was upgraded by JP Morgan, who disclosed in a research note on March 12, 2021, from Neutral to Overweight and set the price objective to $25.
3 Tiny Stocks Primed to Explode The world's greatest investor — Warren Buffett — has a simple formula for making big money in the markets. He buys up valuable assets when they are very cheap. For stock market investors that means buying up cheap small cap stocks like these with huge upside potential.
We've set up an alert service to help smart investors take full advantage of the small cap stocks primed for big returns.
Click here for full details and to join for free
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Western Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:WES) raised 2.45% to close Friday’s market session at $18.79, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $18.17 and $18.84 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 899090 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 968.27K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -4.52% within the last five trades and -5.15% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 17.44% in the last 6 months and -9.10% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. WES stock is trading at a margin of -3.33%, -8.63% and 5.04% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, WES deals in the Energy domain. The stock is trading -20.68 percent below its 52-week high and 168.81 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 58.56. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Western Midstream Partners LP’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 49.60 percent and the profit margin is 33.40 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 91.40 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $7.85 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Western Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:WES) is 8.70. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 7.34. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 2.89 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.65, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.10 percent of Western Midstream Partners LP shares are owned by insiders, and 42.00 percent are held by financial institutions. OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP /DE/, the 10% Owner at Western Midstream Partners LP (WES) has sold 11,500,000 shares of firm on Mar 25 at a price of $17.25 against the total amount of $198.38 million. In another inside trade, OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP /DE/, 10% Owner of Western Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:WES) sold 11,500,000 shares of the firm on Mar 25 for a total worth of $198.38 million at a price of $17.25.