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Carlson Capital LP Cut By $306,296 Its Lipocine New (LPCN) Stake; Massachusetts Financial Services Company Decreased Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP) Holding

Massachusetts Financial Services Company decreased Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP) stake by 6.12% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Massachusetts Financial Services Company sold 73,881 shares as Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP)’s stock declined 5.04%. The Massachusetts Financial Services Company holds 1.13M shares with $48.79 million value, down from 1.21 million last quarter. Western Gas Equity Partners now has $7.97B valuation. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $36.38. About 209,514 shares traded or 8.70% up from the average. Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP) has risen 3.31% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.39% the S&P500.

Carlson Capital LP decreased Lipocine Inc New (LPCN) stake by 11.32% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Carlson Capital LP sold 76,574 shares as Lipocine Inc New (LPCN)’s stock declined 5.82%. The Carlson Capital LP holds 600,000 shares with $2.41M value, down from 676,574 last quarter. Lipocine Inc New now has $77.73 million valuation. The stock increased 3.09% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $3.67. About 294,372 shares traded or 74.09% up from the average. Lipocine Inc. (NASDAQ:LPCN) has declined 54.30% since December 5, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 71.00% the S&P500.

Carlson Capital LP increased National Retail Pptys Inc (NYSE:NNN) stake by 560,304 shares to 581,004 valued at $22.72M in 2017Q2. It also upped Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) stake by 47,517 shares and now owns 250,113 shares. Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) was raised too.

Analysts await Lipocine Inc. (NASDAQ:LPCN) to report earnings on March, 5. They expect $-0.27 earnings per share, down 68.75% or $0.11 from last year’s $-0.16 per share. After $-0.22 actual earnings per share reported by Lipocine Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.73% negative EPS growth.

Among 5 analysts covering Lipocine Inc (NASDAQ:LPCN), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Lipocine Inc had 9 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, July 22, the company rating was initiated by TH Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 7 by H.C. Wainwright. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Thursday, August 10. Empire maintained Lipocine Inc. (NASDAQ:LPCN) on Wednesday, August 12 with “Buy” rating. H.C. Wainwright maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 28 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Tuesday, June 20. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Wednesday, July 22. The stock of Lipocine Inc. (NASDAQ:LPCN) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, December 20.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.22, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 13 investors sold WGP shares while 28 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 38.24 million shares or 1.47% less from 38.81 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Zimmer Partners Limited Partnership reported 0.84% stake. 75,555 are held by Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can. Wetherby Asset Mgmt Inc reported 6,000 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.01% in Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP). Bokf Na reported 5,025 shares. 30,000 are held by Sg Americas Secs Ltd Com. Mai Capital Mngmt holds 0.25% or 91,620 shares. Hightower Advisors Lc holds 0% in Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP) or 6,909 shares. Texas Yale Corp accumulated 20,250 shares. Spirit Of America Management Corp holds 0.71% in Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP) or 153,073 shares. Cushing Asset Mgmt LP holds 1.11% of its portfolio in Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP) for 774,715 shares. Botty Investors Limited Com invested in 1,093 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Clinton invested in 4,661 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Fort Washington Investment Advsr Oh has 48,000 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. 182 are owned by Ftb Advsr Inc.

Massachusetts Financial Services Company increased Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) stake by 321,744 shares to 1.27M valued at $58.68 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Itt Inc stake by 562,548 shares and now owns 1.57 million shares. Ferroglobe Plc was raised too.

Among 18 analysts covering Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE:WGP), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Western Gas Equity Partners had 29 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, March 11. The firm has “Equalweight” rating by CapitalOne given on Thursday, January 14. Credit Suisse upgraded Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP) on Tuesday, October 13 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, February 27. The company was maintained on Sunday, October 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, August 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Wunderlich on Wednesday, January 20 to “Hold”. As per Monday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, March 30 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 11.

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