Westlake Chemical Partners LP (WLKP) EPS Estimated At $0.45; 4 Analysts Bullish Hub Group, Inc. (HUBG)

April 17, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Analysts expect Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) to report $0.45 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 28.57% from last quarter’s $0.35 EPS. WLKP’s profit would be $14.51M giving it 13.00 P/E if the $0.45 EPS is correct. After having $0.46 EPS previously, Westlake Chemical Partners LP’s analysts see -2.17% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $23.4. About 20,369 shares traded. Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) has declined 9.98% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.53% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Hub Group had 47 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, June 20 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by Buckingham Research with “Neutral” on Tuesday, December 15. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 5 report. The company was initiated on Wednesday, February 15 by Seaport Global Securities. BMO Capital Markets maintained Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) on Thursday, November 30 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, May 30 to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, November 22 to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna given on Monday, January 8. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. Cowen & Co maintained Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) on Monday, August 28 with “Hold” rating. See Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) latest ratings:

10/04/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0000 Maintain
06/04/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $45 Maintain
13/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $40 New Target: $43 Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: Loop Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $52.0
08/02/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $54.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $61.0 Maintain
19/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
30/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $46.0 Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy Old Target: $47 New Target: $48 Maintain

The stock increased 6.59% or $2.75 during the last trading session, reaching $44.45. About 451,515 shares traded or 41.84% up from the average. Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) has declined 10.55% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.10% the S&P500.

Hub Group, Inc., an asset-light freight transportation management company, provides intermodal, truck brokerage, and logistics services in North America. The company has market cap of $1.53 billion. It operates through two divisions, Mode and Hub. It has a 10.98 P/E ratio. The Company’s intermodal services include arranging for the movement of its customersÂ’ freight in containers and trailers over long distances.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 15 investors sold Hub Group, Inc. shares while 53 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 30.19 million shares or 1.88% less from 30.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Parametric Portfolio Associate Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG). Tiaa Cref Mngmt Limited Liability Co holds 173,507 shares. D E Shaw And Inc invested in 335,855 shares. Weiss Multi reported 172,908 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Limited Liability owns 116,236 shares. Service Automobile Association stated it has 148,000 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Nuance Invs Limited Liability stated it has 1.03 million shares or 3.29% of all its holdings. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has invested 0% of its portfolio in Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG). Strs Ohio reported 22,200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Comerica Retail Bank reported 34,361 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 129,771 were accumulated by Wells Fargo Mn. Hotchkis And Wiley Cap Mngmt Lc reported 27,397 shares. Fmr Lc stated it has 0.01% in Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG). Vanguard, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 3.04 million shares. Jefferies Grp Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 16,819 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Westlake Chemical Partners (NYSE:WLKP), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Westlake Chemical Partners had 11 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by B. Riley & Co. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, September 9. Tudor Pickering upgraded Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) on Friday, January 20 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 2 by UBS. As per Wednesday, April 12, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. Tudor Pickering downgraded the shares of WLKP in report on Wednesday, December 6 to “Hold” rating.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 5 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $356,595 activity. Teel Lawrence E. had bought 5,000 shares worth $113,750 on Thursday, March 1. On Friday, March 2 the insider Chao Albert bought $91,540. Bender Mark Steven had bought 2,000 shares worth $47,535 on Tuesday, February 27.

Westlake Chemical Partners LP operates, acquires, and develops ethylene production facilities and related assets in the United States. The company has market cap of $754.35 million. The firm operates ethylene production facilities, which primarily convert ethane into ethylene. It has a 14.13 P/E ratio. It also sells ethylene co-products, including propylene, crude butadiene, pyrolysis gasoline, and hydrogen directly to third parties on a spot or contract basis.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.13, from 1.44 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 41 investors sold Westlake Chemical Partners LP shares while 72 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 43.00 million shares or 3.49% less from 44.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ellington Group Inc Ltd owns 0.2% invested in Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) for 11,500 shares. Weiss Multi stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP). Moreover, Parametric Portfolio Assoc Ltd Co has 0.01% invested in Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP). Group Inc One Trading Limited Partnership accumulated 8,003 shares. Jennison Associate Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 41,393 shares. Northern Tru Corp invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP). Kbc Group Nv holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) for 40,967 shares. Colony Grp Inc Limited Com reported 2,440 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Dreman Value Management L L C holds 113 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 468 were accumulated by First Personal Fin Svcs. Brown Brothers Harriman & holds 0% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) for 70 shares. Advsrs Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 17,044 shares. Walthausen & Ltd Co stated it has 0.73% in Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has 0.01% invested in Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP). Arrowstreet Capital L P owns 284,019 shares.

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