Virtu Financial LLC boosted its stake in EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:ENLK) by 179.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 82,320 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 52,895 shares during the period. Virtu Financial LLC’s holdings in EnLink Midstream Partners, were worth $1,396,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of EnLink Midstream Partners, by 5.1% in the first quarter. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP now owns 5,743,008 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $105,092,000 after buying an additional 277,200 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC raised its stake in shares of EnLink Midstream Partners, by 73.0% in the first quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 601,469 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $11,006,000 after buying an additional 253,724 shares during the period. Creative Planning raised its stake in shares of EnLink Midstream Partners, by 1.7% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 7,442 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 123 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in shares of EnLink Midstream Partners, by 2.7% in the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 150,143 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $2,748,000 after buying an additional 3,956 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in shares of EnLink Midstream Partners, by 54.0% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 1,660,821 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $30,393,000 after buying an additional 582,364 shares during the period. 42.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (ENLK) traded down 2.34% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $16.29. The stock had a trading volume of 708,150 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.63 and its 200 day moving average is $17.70. The company’s market cap is $5.64 billion. EnLink Midstream Partners, LP has a 12 month low of $15.07 and a 12 month high of $19.89.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 11th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 1st will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 28th. EnLink Midstream Partners,’s dividend payout ratio is currently -503.21%.

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ENLK has been the subject of several recent research reports. Guggenheim initiated coverage on EnLink Midstream Partners, in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $18.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered EnLink Midstream Partners, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. ValuEngine lowered EnLink Midstream Partners, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Morgan Stanley lowered EnLink Midstream Partners, from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $20.00 to $19.00 in a report on Thursday, June 15th. Finally, BidaskClub raised EnLink Midstream Partners, from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.20.

EnLink Midstream Partners, Company Profile

EnLink Midstream Partners, LP is a midstream company. The Company’s business activities are conducted through its subsidiary, EnLink Midstream Operating, LP (the Operating Partnership) and the subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership. The Company operates through five segments: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Crude and Condensate, and Corporate.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for EnLink Midstream Partners, (NYSE:ENLK)

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