West Coast Financial Decreased Kinder Morgan Del (KMI) Stake By $311,277; Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR) Sentiment Is 1.22

October 13, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

West Coast Financial Llc decreased Kinder Morgan Inc Del (KMI) stake by 34.89% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. West Coast Financial Llc sold 16,383 shares as Kinder Morgan Inc Del (KMI)’s stock declined 10.34%. The West Coast Financial Llc holds 30,578 shares with $586,000 value, down from 46,961 last quarter. Kinder Morgan Inc Del now has $41.95B valuation. The stock declined 0.48% or $0.09 reaching $18.78 per share. About 4.22M shares traded. Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) has risen 13.09% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.61% the S&P500.

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. is a lipid management company. The company has market cap of $1.39 billion. The Firm is a late-stage pharmaceutical firm focused on developing and commercializing once-daily, oral therapies for the treatment of patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol . It currently has negative earnings. With a targeted mechanism of action, bempedoic acid, the Company’s lead product candidate, is an orally available, once-daily adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-citrate lyase (ACL) inhibitor that reduces cholesterol biosynthesis and lowers elevated levels of LDL-C by up-regulating the LDL receptor, but with reduced potential for muscle-related side effects.

Aisling Capital Llc holds 6.64% of its portfolio in Esperion Therapeutics Inc for 837,125 shares. Meditor Group Ltd owns 566,000 shares or 3.94% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ra Capital Management Llc has 3.88% invested in the company for 731,531 shares. The New York-based Iguana Healthcare Management Llc has invested 2.62% in the stock. Rhenman & Partners Asset Management Ab, a Sweden-based fund reported 363,347 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Esperion Therapeutics’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Esperion Therapeutics, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. ESPR was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 14, 2016. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 14 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 23 with “Sector Perform”.

About 177,352 shares traded. Esperion Therapeutics Inc (ESPR) has risen 133.75% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 117.05% the S&P500.

Analysts await Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR) to report earnings on November, 2. They expect $-1.78 earnings per share, down 131.17% or $1.01 from last year’s $-0.77 per share. After $-1.92 actual earnings per share reported by Esperion Therapeutics Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.29% EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Kinder Morgan had 58 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Friday, April 21 by Macquarie Research. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, October 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 16 by Goldman Sachs. The company was upgraded on Thursday, January 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Monday, October 24 to “Strong Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 20 by BMO Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of KMI in report on Monday, July 18 with “Overweight” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) rating on Thursday, July 13. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $2500 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 27.

West Coast Financial Llc increased American Eagle Outfitters Ne (NYSE:AEO) stake by 161,336 shares to 405,920 valued at $4.89 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Amn Healthcare Services Inc (NYSE:AHS) stake by 53,022 shares and now owns 133,540 shares. Ishares Tr (IJR) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 70 investors sold KMI shares while 349 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 303 raised stakes. 1.27 billion shares or 2.36% more from 1.24 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 29,680 are held by Greylin Inv Mangement. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 164,370 shares. Los Angeles Cap Mngmt & Equity stated it has 243,195 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Benjamin F Edwards And Inc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) for 14,261 shares. Focused Wealth Mngmt accumulated 19,947 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Arrowgrass Capital Ptnrs (Us) LP holds 0.07% or 449,580 shares. Old Point Trust & Fincl Ser N A accumulated 102,100 shares. C V Starr Company holds 7.9% or 92,631 shares. Fiera Capital Corporation reported 0% in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI). Cutter & Brokerage holds 1.24% or 165,160 shares. Massachusetts-based Factory Mutual Insur Communications has invested 0.38% in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI). Cadence Capital Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 320,319 shares or 0.43% of the stock. American Assets Mgmt Ltd Company holds 0.55% or 140,000 shares in its portfolio. Ray Gerald L And Associates Ltd holds 0.15% in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) or 60,672 shares. 92,850 were reported by Oakbrook Investments Limited Liability Company.

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