Hilton Capital Management Has Cut Western Gas Partners LP Unit LP In (WES) Holding; Kamunting Street Capital Management LP Increased Its Platform Specialty Prods Cor (PAH) Stake

February 14, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Kamunting Street Capital Management Lp increased Platform Specialty Prods Cor (PAH) stake by 108.93% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Kamunting Street Capital Management Lp acquired 74,709 shares as Platform Specialty Prods Cor (PAH)’s stock rose 0.60%. The Kamunting Street Capital Management Lp holds 143,291 shares with $1.60M value, up from 68,582 last quarter. Platform Specialty Prods Cor now has $2.86 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.48% or $0.145 during the last trading session, reaching $9.975. About 927,042 shares traded. Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has risen 48.23% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.53% the S&P500.

Hilton Capital Management Llc decreased Western Gas Partners Lp Unit Lp In (WES) stake by 17.08% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hilton Capital Management Llc sold 7,000 shares as Western Gas Partners Lp Unit Lp In (WES)’s stock declined 13.68%. The Hilton Capital Management Llc holds 33,990 shares with $1.74 million value, down from 40,990 last quarter. Western Gas Partners Lp Unit Lp In now has $7.66B valuation. The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $49.34. About 265,918 shares traded. Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) has risen 10.32% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.38% the S&P500.

Analysts await Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.46 earnings per share, up 31.43% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.35 per share. WES’s profit will be $71.39M for 26.82 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.38 actual earnings per share reported by Western Gas Partners, LP for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.05% EPS growth.

Among 17 analysts covering Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Western Gas Partners had 43 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. MUFG initiated Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) rating on Friday, June 17. MUFG has “Neutral” rating and $59 target. CapitalOne initiated Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) rating on Thursday, January 14. CapitalOne has “An Overweight” rating and $55 target. The company was initiated on Thursday, February 25 by Morgan Stanley. FBR Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $72 target in Monday, September 28 report. The stock of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, February 27 by Bank of America. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 29 with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Thursday, November 5 by Citigroup. Scotia Capital maintained Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) on Monday, January 29 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, March 30 by JP Morgan.

Hilton Capital Management Llc increased Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 5,848 shares to 9,843 valued at $733,000 in 2017Q3. It also upped Invesco Dynamic Credit Opp (Prn) (VTA) stake by 32,453 shares and now owns 1.64M shares. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.07, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 15 investors sold WES shares while 50 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 90.45 million shares or 23.46% more from 73.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brown Brothers Harriman & holds 1,097 shares. 228,774 are held by Evergreen Cap Ltd. Bb&T Corporation holds 10,000 shares. The New York-based Citigroup has invested 0.02% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Metropolitan Life New York owns 225,722 shares. Salient Cap Ltd Llc has invested 0.17% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Exane Derivatives accumulated 21 shares or 0% of the stock. Cv Starr Incorporated Trust has invested 4.28% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Ameriprise Financial has 0% invested in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). The Georgia-based Signaturefd Lc has invested 0.05% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Ing Groep Nv invested in 561,000 shares. Fort Washington Invest Oh, Ohio-based fund reported 252,626 shares. Freestone Capital Limited Liability Company owns 124,859 shares or 0.46% of their US portfolio. Silvercrest Asset Limited Liability Company reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Friedberg Management holds 4,300 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Platform Specialty Products Corporation had 25 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Roth Capital initiated Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) on Monday, August 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, January 30 by Morgan Stanley. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of PAH in report on Tuesday, August 16 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 9 by Bank of America. SunTrust maintained Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, November 15 with “Neutral”. Credit Suisse reinitiated it with “Neutral” rating and $10 target in Monday, May 2 report. Credit Suisse reinitiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, December 3 report. The stock of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Tuesday, June 13. The stock of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 29 by UBS.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.52, from 1.67 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 27 investors sold PAH shares while 51 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 243.56 million shares or 1.34% more from 240.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Financial Bank Of Nova Scotia has 800,000 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 77,193 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa, New York-based fund reported 6,818 shares. Jpmorgan Chase stated it has 688,198 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp holds 2.48 million shares. Moreover, Tributary Management Lc has 0.13% invested in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) for 138,800 shares. Hanseatic Mngmt invested in 0.02% or 1,893 shares. Moreover, Century Cos has 0% invested in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) for 226,146 shares. Glenview Cap Ltd Llc reported 14.33M shares. First Financial Bank Of Omaha accumulated 10,605 shares. Gamco Investors Et Al, New York-based fund reported 65,000 shares. Proshare Advisors Ltd has invested 0% of its portfolio in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH). Citadel Advsrs Ltd has invested 0.01% in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH). Macquarie Grp invested 0.01% in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH). Horizon Kinetics Limited Com holds 587,157 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio.

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