Western Gas Partners, LP (WES)

25.86 -3.18%
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Pros
Revenue growth higher than the industry and sector averages
Forward dividend yield higher than the industry and sector averages
Forward P/E ratio low relative to industry peers
Buy analyst rating
Average analyst stock price above current stock price
Cons
Stock price high relative to the 52-week range
Company’s profitability is declining
Forward P/S ratio high relative to industry peers
High short share of float
High short interest

Pros

  1. WES quarterly revenue growth was 21.90%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (19.73% and 16.20%, respectively). See WES revenue growth chart.
  2. WES forward dividend yield is 7.03%, higher than the industry (0.75%) and sector (0.42%) forward dividend yields. See WES forward dividend chart.
  3. WES forward P/E ratio is 10.87, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See WES forward P/E ratio chart.
  4. WES average analyst rating is Buy. See WES analyst rating chart.
  5. WES average analyst price target ($32.21) is above its current price ($28.38). See WES price target chart.

Cons

  1. WES stock price ($28.38) is close to the 52-week high ($29.48). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See WES price chart.
  2. WES profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -6.23 percentage points. See WES profitability chart.
  3. WES Price/Sales ratio is 3.72, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See WES forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  4. WES short share of float is 3.99%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See WES short share of float chart.
  5. WES short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 7.64. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See WES short interest ratio chart.