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Western Midstream Partners (WES) Competitors

$41.54
-0.23 (-0.55%)
(As of 07/17/2024 ET)

WES vs. ET, WMB, NGG, KMI, TRP, TRGP, AM, DTM, KNTK, and ENLC

Should you be buying Western Midstream Partners stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Western Midstream Partners include Energy Transfer (ET), Williams Companies (WMB), National Grid (NGG), Kinder Morgan (KMI), TC Energy (TRP), Targa Resources (TRGP), Antero Midstream (AM), DT Midstream (DTM), Kinetik (KNTK), and EnLink Midstream (ENLC). These companies are all part of the "natural gas transmission" industry.

Western Midstream Partners vs.

Western Midstream Partners (NYSE:WES) and Energy Transfer (NYSE:ET) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and community ranking.

Western Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $3.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.4%. Energy Transfer pays an annual dividend of $1.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Western Midstream Partners pays out 98.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Energy Transfer pays out 116.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Western Midstream Partners is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

In the previous week, Energy Transfer had 5 more articles in the media than Western Midstream Partners. MarketBeat recorded 14 mentions for Energy Transfer and 9 mentions for Western Midstream Partners. Energy Transfer's average media sentiment score of 1.08 beat Western Midstream Partners' score of 0.38 indicating that Energy Transfer is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Western Midstream Partners
3 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Energy Transfer
9 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Western Midstream Partners has a net margin of 42.50% compared to Energy Transfer's net margin of 4.85%. Western Midstream Partners' return on equity of 44.76% beat Energy Transfer's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Western Midstream Partners42.50% 44.76% 11.65%
Energy Transfer 4.85%12.22%4.01%

Energy Transfer has higher revenue and earnings than Western Midstream Partners. Western Midstream Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Energy Transfer, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Western Midstream Partners$3.11B5.12$1.02B$3.5511.78
Energy Transfer$78.59B0.70$3.47B$1.0915.03

Western Midstream Partners has a beta of 2.9, indicating that its share price is 190% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energy Transfer has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Western Midstream Partners currently has a consensus price target of $32.50, suggesting a potential downside of 22.29%. Energy Transfer has a consensus price target of $19.29, suggesting a potential upside of 17.74%. Given Energy Transfer's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Energy Transfer is more favorable than Western Midstream Partners.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Western Midstream Partners
1 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.08
Energy Transfer
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.88

42.9% of Western Midstream Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.2% of Energy Transfer shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Western Midstream Partners shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Energy Transfer shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Western Midstream Partners received 189 more outperform votes than Energy Transfer when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 71.69% of users gave Energy Transfer an outperform vote while only 69.03% of users gave Western Midstream Partners an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Western Midstream PartnersOutperform Votes
584
69.03%
Underperform Votes
262
30.97%
Energy TransferOutperform Votes
395
71.69%
Underperform Votes
156
28.31%

Summary

Western Midstream Partners and Energy Transfer tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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WES vs. The Competition

MetricWestern Midstream PartnersNatural gas transmission IndustryEnergy SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$15.89B$20.72B$7.88B$18.42B
Dividend Yield8.38%5.84%11.57%3.49%
P/E Ratio11.7820.4614.1421.76
Price / Sales5.123.04115.6816.06
Price / Cash9.719.7011.4716.28
Price / Book5.242.823.735.19
Net Income$1.02B$1.23B$952.26M$971.37M
7 Day Performance1.63%2.06%326.79%5.95%
1 Month Performance10.75%5.15%328.16%7.05%
1 Year Performance53.81%40.65%344.03%10.82%

Western Midstream Partners Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ET
Energy Transfer
4.5735 of 5 stars
4.57 / 5 stars
$16.25
-0.4%
$19.29
+18.7%
+27.0%$54.76B$78.59B14.9113,786Short Interest ↓
Positive News
WMB
Williams Companies
4.2879 of 5 stars
4.29 / 5 stars
$42.98
+0.7%
$41.67
-3.1%
+26.8%$52.38B$10.91B18.065,601Positive News
NGG
National Grid
0.4785 of 5 stars
0.48 / 5 stars
$62.15
-1.1%
N/A-10.2%$49.31B$24.95B0.0031,425News Coverage
High Trading Volume
KMI
Kinder Morgan
3.3781 of 5 stars
3.38 / 5 stars
$20.19
+0.1%
$21.00
+4.0%
+17.6%$44.81B$15.33B18.3510,891Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
Positive News
TRP
TC Energy
2.6569 of 5 stars
2.66 / 5 stars
$39.01
+0.4%
$48.83
+25.2%
+2.2%$39.01B$11.80B20.117,415Analyst Upgrade
Positive News
TRGP
Targa Resources
4.728 of 5 stars
4.73 / 5 stars
$135.05
+1.1%
$131.08
-2.9%
+72.8%$29.94B$16.06B27.793,182Dividend Announcement
Analyst Forecast
Positive News
AM
Antero Midstream
3.3658 of 5 stars
3.37 / 5 stars
$14.85
+0.7%
$12.70
-14.5%
+25.3%$7.15B$1.04B18.56604Dividend Announcement
DTM
DT Midstream
3.2142 of 5 stars
3.21 / 5 stars
$70.91
+0.4%
$63.71
-10.1%
+37.6%$6.89B$922M17.30402Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
KNTK
Kinetik
0.9933 of 5 stars
0.99 / 5 stars
$42.83
+1.0%
$41.40
-3.3%
+20.8%$6.58B$1.26B17.55330News Coverage
Positive News
ENLC
EnLink Midstream
1.8493 of 5 stars
1.85 / 5 stars
$13.90
+1.5%
$15.33
+10.3%
+26.8%$6.27B$6.90B39.721,072Positive News

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This page (NYSE:WES) was last updated on 7/17/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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