As Crown Castle Intl New (CCI) Shares Rose, Shareholder Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America Has Upped Holding; Diversified Trust Co Stake in Western Gas Partners LP (WES) Has Lowered by $400,752 as Stock Declined

April 22, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America increased its stake in Crown Castle Intl Corp New (CCI) by 8.26% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America bought 38,961 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.95% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 510,646 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $56.69M, up from 471,685 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America who had been investing in Crown Castle Intl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.57B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $102.62. About 3.00 million shares traded. Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) has risen 17.78% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.23% the S&P500.

Diversified Trust Co decreased its stake in Western Gas Partners Lp (WES) by 24.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Diversified Trust Co sold 8,349 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.87% with the market. The institutional investor held 25,143 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.21 million, down from 33,492 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Diversified Trust Co who had been investing in Western Gas Partners Lp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.19B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $46.33. About 329,311 shares traded. Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) has declined 29.39% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.94% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Crown Castle International Corp (NYSE:CCI), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Crown Castle International Corp had 63 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. The stock of Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:REIT) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 20. The rating was downgraded by BTIG Research on Tuesday, July 19 to “Neutral”. On Monday, June 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:REIT) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 22. The stock of Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:REIT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by Jefferies. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Evercore on Tuesday, July 21 to “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to “Hold” on Sunday, October 15.

Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America, which manages about $1.95B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) by 25,100 shares to 473,306 shares, valued at $25.05M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mack Cali Rlty Corp (NYSE:CLI) by 91,244 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 24,752 shares, and cut its stake in Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.34, from 1.58 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 43 investors sold CCI shares while 214 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 235 raised stakes. 368.81 million shares or 2.36% less from 377.71 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Nuwave Inv Management Limited Liability accumulated 394 shares. Intrust National Bank & Trust Na reported 2,146 shares. Columbia Partners L L C Management owns 135,807 shares or 2% of their US portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 948,160 shares. Jpmorgan Chase invested in 485,995 shares. Asset Management One Limited holds 0.17% or 677,273 shares in its portfolio. Skylands Cap owns 452,850 shares. Fiduciary Trust holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:REIT) for 2,787 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:REIT) for 1.16 million shares. Mig Cap Ltd Llc, a California-based fund reported 392,000 shares. Laffer reported 3,488 shares. 175,001 are held by Toronto Dominion Financial Bank. 66,037 were accumulated by Axa. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 0.17% in Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:REIT). Dnb Asset Management As accumulated 0.06% or 41,248 shares.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $2.03 million activity. Simon Kenneth Jay also sold $75,391 worth of Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:REIT) shares.

Diversified Trust Co, which manages about $1.63B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 709 shares to 2,935 shares, valued at $3.43 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Ltd (NYSE:TSM) by 12,430 shares in the quarter, for a total of 78,981 shares, and has risen its stake in At&T Inc (NYSE:T).

Among 19 analysts covering Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Western Gas Partners had 52 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, March 27. On Thursday, February 25 the stock rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold”. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, February 27. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 16. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, November 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, February 20. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, October 29 by RBC Capital Markets. JP Morgan maintained Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) on Wednesday, March 14 with “Overweight” rating.

Analysts await Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.47 EPS, up 4,600.00% or $0.46 from last year’s $0.01 per share. WES’s profit will be $72.94 million for 24.64 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual EPS reported by Western Gas Partners, LP for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.51% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.77, from 1.52 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 24 investors sold WES shares while 72 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 90.11 million shares or 0.38% less from 90.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Evergreen Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 217,453 shares or 1.06% of its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 0% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). First Trust Advisors Lp holds 166,580 shares. Heronetta Mngmt L P, a New York-based fund reported 167,900 shares. 120,408 are held by Starr Inc. Trust Of Vermont invested in 4,228 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Keybank National Association Oh holds 0% or 8,385 shares in its portfolio. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1,000 shares. Roanoke Asset Mgmt, a New York-based fund reported 11,595 shares. Moreover, Moody Bankshares Division has 0.02% invested in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Center Coast Capital Advsrs Limited Partnership invested in 4.28M shares. State Street stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Wells Fargo Commerce Mn has invested 0% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Magnetar Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.79M shares. Envestnet Asset Management Inc accumulated 0% or 1,381 shares.

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