Analysts See $3.64 EPS for United Therapeutics (UTHR); Energy Income Partners Cut Its Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (TEP) Stake

April 16, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Analysts expect United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) to report $3.64 EPS on April, 25.They anticipate $0.25 EPS change or 6.43% from last quarter’s $3.89 EPS. UTHR’s profit would be $157.39M giving it 7.72 P/E if the $3.64 EPS is correct. After having $2.06 EPS previously, United Therapeutics Corporation’s analysts see 76.70% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.51% or $1.67 during the last trading session, reaching $112.47. About 235,082 shares traded. United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) has declined 23.69% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.24% the S&P500.

Energy Income Partners Llc decreased Tallgrass Energy Partners Lp (TEP) stake by 55.09% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Energy Income Partners Llc sold 430,711 shares as Tallgrass Energy Partners Lp (TEP)’s stock declined 17.49%. The Energy Income Partners Llc holds 351,160 shares with $16.10M value, down from 781,871 last quarter. Tallgrass Energy Partners Lp now has $3.11B valuation. The stock increased 1.08% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $42.03. About 267,173 shares traded. Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) has declined 27.73% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.28% the S&P500.

Energy Income Partners Llc increased Williams Cos Inc Del (NYSE:WMB) stake by 986,534 shares to 7.18M valued at $218.98 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Targa Res Corp (NYSE:TRGP) stake by 228,384 shares and now owns 1.02M shares. Nextera Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) was raised too.

Analysts await Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.61 earnings per share, up 10.91% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.55 per share. TEP’s profit will be $45.17 million for 17.23 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.96% negative EPS growth.

Among 11 analysts covering Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (NYSE:TEP), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Tallgrass Energy Partners LP had 54 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 18. The stock of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight” on Monday, February 12. The company was downgraded on Thursday, January 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $42 target in Wednesday, March 28 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, November 3. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) on Wednesday, August 2 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) on Thursday, February 18 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of TEP in report on Thursday, February 15 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.10, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 16 investors sold TEP shares while 41 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 42.76 million shares or 1.73% less from 43.51 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Guggenheim Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) for 71,546 shares. Moreover, Savings Bank Of Ny Mellon has 0% invested in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) for 7,683 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has invested 0.02% in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP). Naples Advisors Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.07% stake. 1.11M are held by Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt. Koch Industry holds 4,831 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. 26,212 were accumulated by Gsa Cap Prtn Llp. Tower Research Ltd Liability Corporation (Trc) holds 100 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Advsrs Asset Mgmt invested in 0% or 6,269 shares. Advantus Cap Mngmt has invested 0.04% in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP). Williams Jones & Associates Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP). Citigroup reported 0% in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP). Whalerock Point Prtn Llc has 0.07% invested in Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) for 5,000 shares. Miller Howard Invs holds 0.69% or 696,252 shares. Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Lc invested in 0.04% or 3,489 shares.

Among 12 analysts covering United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. United Therapeutics had 32 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, April 29 report. As per Wednesday, June 15, the company rating was downgraded by H.C. Wainwright. Wedbush maintained United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) on Thursday, January 4 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, February 23 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The company was maintained on Monday, November 13 by Wedbush. Standpoint Research downgraded the shares of UTHR in report on Thursday, January 19 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, June 6. Cowen & Co maintained United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) on Monday, August 17 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Wednesday, July 29 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 26 investors sold United Therapeutics Corporation shares while 112 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 105 raised stakes. 40.90 million shares or 1.42% less from 41.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sg Americas Secs Limited Com has invested 0.01% in United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR). Blackrock Incorporated owns 4.77 million shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca reported 0.02% in United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR). Twin Cap Management accumulated 31,490 shares. Matarin Management Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0.04% invested in United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) for 3,096 shares. 1.92M are owned by State Street. Profund Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.12% or 20,480 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi invested in 39,785 shares. Ameritas Invest owns 13,017 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Virginia Retirement Et Al accumulated 0.15% or 86,700 shares. 2,561 are held by Toronto Dominion Financial Bank. Selway Asset Mgmt accumulated 0.41% or 4,675 shares. 11,490 were accumulated by Hikari Limited. Glenmede Trust Na stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR). Hancock Hldg reported 0.06% in United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR).

Since October 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 insider sales for $27.09 million activity. ROTHBLATT MARTINE A sold $55,000 worth of United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) on Friday, March 23.

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