Virtu Financial LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM) by 58.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 16,907 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 23,877 shares during the period. Virtu Financial LLC’s holdings in Antero Midstream Partners were worth $533,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. boosted its stake in Antero Midstream Partners by 18.8% in the 3rd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 16,153 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $510,000 after purchasing an additional 2,553 shares during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Antero Midstream Partners by 17.5% in the 3rd quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 19,801 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $624,000 after purchasing an additional 2,944 shares during the period. Venturi Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in Antero Midstream Partners by 3.4% in the 3rd quarter. Venturi Wealth Management LLC now owns 67,770 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $2,142,000 after purchasing an additional 2,258 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Antero Midstream Partners by 15.5% in the 3rd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 36,420 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $1,148,000 after purchasing an additional 4,892 shares during the period. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp boosted its stake in Antero Midstream Partners by 44.5% in the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 30,693 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $967,000 after purchasing an additional 9,454 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 49.39% of the company’s stock.

Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM) opened at $28.56 on Wednesday. Antero Midstream Partners LP has a 52-week low of $25.71 and a 52-week high of $35.74. The stock has a market cap of $5,427.15, a P/E ratio of 20.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.79. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 23rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st were given a dividend of $0.059 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.83%. Antero Midstream Partners’s payout ratio is presently 94.44%.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet lowered shares of Antero Midstream Partners from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Antero Midstream Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Antero Midstream Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of Antero Midstream Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $42.00 price target on shares of Antero Midstream Partners and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Antero Midstream Partners presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $39.25.

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Antero Midstream Partners 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM)

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