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How to buy Western Midstream Partners stock
Learn how to easily invest in Western Midstream Partners stock.
Western Midstream Partners is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Western Midstream Partners shares (WES) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Western Midstream Partners employs 2,022 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.3 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- WES shares summary
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- Is WES stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Are WES shares over-valued?
- Western Midstream Partners's financials
- How volatile are WES shares?
- Does Western Midstream Partners pay a dividend?
- Have WES shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Western Midstream Partners stock price (NYSE: WES)Use our graph to track the performance of WES stocks over time.
Western Midstream Partners shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$25.30|
|52-week range||$20.79 - $28.74|
|50-day moving average||$27.24|
|200-day moving average||$26.83|
|Wall St. target price||$32.92|
|Dividend yield||$2 (7.58%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.96|
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Western Midstream Partners price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $25.3 from 2023-03-20
|1 week (2023-03-14)||-1.67%|
|1 month (2023-02-22)||-8.00%|
|3 months (2022-12-22)||1.24%|
|6 months (2022-09-22)||-2.39%|
|1 year (2022-03-22)||1.48%|
|2 years (2021-03-22)||40.81%|
|3 years (2020-03-20)||469.85%|
|5 years (2018-03-21)||13.90%|
Is Western Midstream Partners stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Western Midstream Partners stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Western Midstream Partners's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Western Midstream Partners's P/E ratio
Western Midstream Partners's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Western Midstream Partners shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Western Midstream Partners's PEG ratio
Western Midstream Partners's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.48. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Western Midstream Partners's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Western Midstream Partners's EBITDA
Western Midstream Partners's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Western Midstream Partners's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Western Midstream Partners financials
|Revenue TTM||$3.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||41.07%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||40.34%|
|Market capitalisation||$9.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Western Midstream Partners share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 66.67% of net profits
Recently Western Midstream Partners has paid out, on average, around 66.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Western Midstream Partners shareholders could enjoy a 7.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Western Midstream Partners's case, that would currently equate to about $2 per share.
Western Midstream Partners's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Western Midstream Partners's most recent dividend payout was on 12 February 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 January 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Western Midstream Partners's shares ever split?
Western Midstream Partners's shares were split on a 10:9 basis on 25 November 2014. So if you had owned 9 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Western Midstream Partners shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 10% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Western Midstream Partners shares which in turn could have impacted Western Midstream Partners's share price.
Western Midstream Partners share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Western Midstream Partners's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.7918 up to $28.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Western Midstream Partners's is 2.7057. This would suggest that Western Midstream Partners's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Western Midstream Partners overview
Western Midstream Partners, LP, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a midstream energy company primarily in the United States. It is involved in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas; gathering, stabilizing, and transporting condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil; and gathering and disposing produced water. It also buys and sells natural gas, NGLs, and condensate. The company operates assets located in Texas, New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains, and North-central Pennsylvania. Western Midstream Holdings, LLC operates as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as Western Gas Equity Partners, LP and changed its name to Western Midstream Partners, LP in February 2019. Western Midstream Partners, LP was incorporated in 2007 and is based in The Woodlands, Texas.
Western Midstream Partners in the news
Western Midstream Announces Fourth-Quarter Post-Earnings Interview With Chief Financial Officer, Kristen Shults and Participation in Morgan Stanley, Barclays, and Mizuho Conferences
Western Midstream Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Results
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Western Midstream Partners is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.177% of Western Midstream Partners shares are held by insiders and 91.695% by institutions. How many people work for Western Midstream Partners?
Latest data suggests 2,022 work at Western Midstream Partners. When does the fiscal year end for Western Midstream Partners?
Western Midstream Partners's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Western Midstream Partners based?
Western Midstream Partners's address is: 9950 Woodloch Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX, United States, 77380 What is Western Midstream Partners's ISIN number?
Western Midstream Partners's international securities identification number is: US9586691035 What is Western Midstream Partners's CUSIP number?
Western Midstream Partners's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 958669103
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