Jefferies & Co Cuts Wingstop (NDAQ:WING) To “Underperform”; Zimmer Partners LP Decreased Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) Stake

Among 5 analysts covering Wingstop (NDAQ:WING), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Wingstop has $40 highest and $26 lowest target. $32.50’s average target is -15.25% below currents $38.35 stock price. Wingstop had 5 analyst reports since March 3, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, March 3 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, November 3. The stock of Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 13 by Jefferies. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, August 4 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Longbow given on Friday, October 13.

Zimmer Partners Lp decreased Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) stake by 5.39% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Zimmer Partners Lp sold 201,600 shares as Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE)’s stock declined 2.31%. The Zimmer Partners Lp holds 3.54M shares with $61.55M value, down from 3.74 million last quarter. Energy Transfer Equity LP now has $18.22 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $16.85. About 2.63M shares traded. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE) has risen 42.68% since December 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.98% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 2.57% or $1.01 during the last trading session, reaching $38.35. About 655,402 shares traded or 19.15% up from the average. Wingstop Inc. (NDAQ:WING) has risen 29.85% since December 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.15% the S&P500.

Wingstop Inc., together with its subsidiaries, franchises and operates restaurants under the Wingstop brand name. The company has market cap of $1.12 billion. The Company’s restaurants offer cooked-to-order, hand-sauced, and tossed chicken wings. It has a 53.26 P/E ratio. As of March 06, 2017, the firm operated approximately 1,000 restaurants the United States, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Analysts await Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $0.16 EPS, up 6.67% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.15 per share. WING’s profit will be $4.66 million for 59.92 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual EPS reported by Wingstop Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.88% negative EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE:ETE), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Energy Transfer Equity LP had 35 analyst reports since October 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, September 14 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Tuesday, July 11. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, July 26. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, August 15 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird. Mizuho initiated it with “Buy” rating and $20 target in Friday, September 30 report. Stephens initiated the shares of ETE in report on Thursday, September 29 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, May 10 by Bernstein. The firm has “Buy” rating by Evercore given on Tuesday, October 27. Jefferies maintained the shares of ETE in report on Monday, September 11 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 25 investors sold ETE shares while 100 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 527.77 million shares or 5.64% more from 499.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bluefin Trading Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.49% of its portfolio in Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE). Raymond James has 0.03% invested in Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE). Hightower Lc owns 0.09% invested in Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE) for 588,484 shares. Parkwood Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE). Evercore Wealth Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 8,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Cohen Cap Mngmt Inc has 82,100 shares. Round Table Service Limited Liability Company reported 0.07% in Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE). Hite Hedge Asset Mgmt Limited Co holds 2.22% or 495,458 shares in its portfolio. Yorkville Capital Mngmt Ltd Company stated it has 491,426 shares or 9.87% of all its holdings. Manufacturers Life Insur The invested 0% of its portfolio in Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE). Virtu Fincl Ltd Com, New York-based fund reported 11,631 shares. Pnc Financial Services Grp Incorporated invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE). Commonwealth Equity owns 207,700 shares. Moreover, Hennessy Inc has 0.11% invested in Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE) for 208,500 shares. Bb&T Securities Ltd accumulated 185,085 shares.

Zimmer Partners Lp increased Ggp Inc stake by 100,000 shares to 350,000 valued at $7.27M in 2017Q3. It also upped Simon Ppty Group Inc New (NYSE:SPG) stake by 28,000 shares and now owns 250,000 shares. Kilroy Rlty Corp (NYSE:KRC) was raised too.