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As Community Bk Sys (CBU) Stock Value Declined, Community Bank Increased Stake by $422,400; As Western Gas Partners LP (WES) Market Value Declined, Shareholder Virtu Financial Has Decreased Stake by $1.64 Million

Community Bank increased its stake in Community Bk Sys Inc (CBU) by 24.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Community Bank bought 7,680 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.27% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 38,408 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.12 million, up from 30,728 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Community Bank who had been investing in Community Bk Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.77 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $54.7. About 197,467 shares traded. Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE:CBU) has risen 36.75% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.05% the S&P500.

Virtu Financial Llc decreased its stake in Western Gas Partners Lp (WES) by 59.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Virtu Financial Llc sold 32,148 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.68% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 21,476 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.10 million, down from 53,624 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Virtu Financial Llc who had been investing in Western Gas Partners Lp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.58 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $48.82. About 676,538 shares traded or 5.53% up from the average. Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) has risen 10.32% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.38% the S&P500.

Analysts await Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.46 earnings per share, up 31.43% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.35 per share. WES’s profit will be $71.38M for 26.53 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.38 actual earnings per share reported by Western Gas Partners, LP for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.05% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.07, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 15 investors sold WES shares while 50 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 90.45 million shares or 23.46% more from 73.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Winslow Evans And Crocker accumulated 1,000 shares. Advantus Cap Management Incorporated has 63,211 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. 265,573 are owned by Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Sys. Magnetar Ltd stated it has 1.95% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). The Texas-based Chilton Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Co has invested 0.23% in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Mngmt Group Lc invested in 369 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Fincl Bank Of America De holds 6.65 million shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman & reported 1,097 shares. Starr Int holds 0.56% or 120,408 shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase reported 2.23M shares. 26,962 were accumulated by Adams Asset Advsrs Ltd. Gsa Ptnrs Llp reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Geode Mngmt Limited owns 0% invested in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) for 7,858 shares. Hite Hedge Asset Mgmt Llc stated it has 1.35% of its portfolio in Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES). Suntrust Banks Incorporated has 4,103 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Western Gas Partners had 43 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 31. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, April 7 report. The company was maintained on Monday, January 29 by Scotia Capital. maintained the shares of WES in report on Monday, October 10 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, October 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 16 by CapitalOne. The company was maintained on Monday, September 25 by RBC Capital Markets. MLV maintained Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES) rating on Friday, July 31. MLV has “Buy” rating and $75 target. Bank of America downgraded the shares of WES in report on Tuesday, January 12 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was initiated by MUFG on Friday, June 17 with “Neutral”.

Virtu Financial Llc, which manages about $618.84M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Credit Suisse Nassau Brh (NASDAQ:ZIV) by 27,126 shares to 39,899 shares, valued at $2.99 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Spdr Dow Jones Indl Avrg Etf (DIA) by 42,175 shares in the quarter, for a total of 44,686 shares, and has risen its stake in Vaneck Vectors Etf Tr.

Among 10 analysts covering Community Bank Systems (NYSE:CBU), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Community Bank Systems had 19 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE:CBU) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, January 22 by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE:CBU) rating on Friday, October 13. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $54.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CBU in report on Monday, July 31 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, December 21 by Sandler O’Neill. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the shares of CBU in report on Friday, January 22 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 7. Sandler O’Neill downgraded the shares of CBU in report on Thursday, January 12 to “Sell” rating. Zacks downgraded the shares of CBU in report on Tuesday, September 22 to “Hold” rating. Hovde Group maintained Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE:CBU) on Tuesday, October 25 with “Market Perform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Tuesday, December 8 report.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $1.20 million activity. DICERBO NICHOLAS A sold 2,000 shares worth $112,000. $291,104 worth of Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE:CBU) was sold by ACE BRIAN R. On Friday, September 22 STICKELS ERIC sold $266,200 worth of Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE:CBU) or 5,000 shares.

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