Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM) was upgraded by equities researchers at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

AM has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Scotiabank set a $38.00 price objective on Antero Midstream Partners and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Antero Midstream Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 9th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services set a $41.00 price target on Antero Midstream Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, January 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Antero Midstream Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $31.00 to $32.00 in a research report on Tuesday, December 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $35.71.

Analyst Recommendations for Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM)

Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM) opened at 32.55 on Thursday. Antero Midstream Partners has a one year low of $22.45 and a one year high of $35.74. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $33.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $31.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.19 and a beta of 2.02. Antero Midstream Partners also saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 13,000 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,928% compared to the average volume of 641 put options.

Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 28th. The pipeline company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.03. Antero Midstream Partners had a return on equity of 18.72% and a net margin of 37.41%. The company had revenue of $166.85 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $154.70 million. On average, equities research analysts expect that Antero Midstream Partners will post $1.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 10th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This is a boost from Antero Midstream Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 1st. Antero Midstream Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 98.25%.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in AM. Bollard Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Antero Midstream Partners by 0.8% in the first quarter. Bollard Group LLC now owns 9,689 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $321,000 after buying an additional 79 shares during the period. Country Club Trust Company n.a. boosted its position in shares of Antero Midstream Partners by 1.0% in the first quarter. Country Club Trust Company n.a. now owns 11,590 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $385,000 after buying an additional 116 shares during the period. Signaturefd LLC boosted its position in shares of Antero Midstream Partners by 2.8% in the second quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 11,050 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $308,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Diversified Trust Co boosted its position in shares of Antero Midstream Partners by 1.4% in the third quarter. Diversified Trust Co now owns 25,327 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $676,000 after buying an additional 345 shares during the period. Finally, Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Antero Midstream Partners by 5.7% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 10,145 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $336,000 after buying an additional 551 shares during the period. 72.96% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Antero Midstream Partners Company Profile

Antero Midstream Partners LP is a limited partnership formed by Antero Resources Corporation (Antero Resources) to own, operate and develop midstream energy assets to service Antero Resources’ production. The Company’s segments include gathering and compression, and water handling and treatment. The gathering and compression segment includes a network of gathering pipelines, compressor stations, and processing and fractionation plants that collect and process natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and oil from Antero Resources’ wells in West Virginia and Ohio.

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