Saddle Road Partners Exits Position in Western Refining (WNR)

Western Refining (WNR) : Saddle Road Partners has sold out all of its stake in Western Refining during the most recent quarter, according to the disclosure filed by the company on Apr 21, 2016 with the SEC. The investment management company has sold out 12,775 shares of Western Refining which is valued at $359,361.

Western Refining opened for trading at $28.49 and hit $29.45 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $29.07, with a gain of 1.93% or 0.55 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 23,26,513 shares. Company has a market cap of $2,652 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , First Quadrant L Pca boosted its stake in WNR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 100 additional shares and now holds a total of 37,100 shares of Western Refining which is valued at $1,043,623. Western Refining makes up approx 0.02% of First Quadrant L Pca’s portfolio.Acadian Asset Management reduced its stake in WNR by selling 432,016 shares or 19.31% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,805,071 shares of WNR which is valued at $47,780,229. Western Refining makes up approx 0.24% of Acadian Asset Management’s portfolio.Sit Investment Associates Inc boosted its stake in WNR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,375 additional shares and now holds a total of 48,850 shares of Western Refining which is valued at $1,293,060. Western Refining makes up approx 0.02% of Sit Investment Associates Inc’s portfolio. Simplex Trading added WNR to its portfolio by purchasing 11,236 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $297,417. Western Refining makes up approx 0.05% of Simplex Trading’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Western Refining reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.11 based on the information available during the earnings call on Feb 25, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.67. The company had revenue of $2070.32 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2025.23 million. The company’s revenue was down -31.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.19 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Western Refining. Shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Apr 8, 2016 to “Overweight” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 36 from a previous price target of $39 .Shares were Reiterated by Cowen on Feb 25, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 40 from a previous price target of $60 .

Western Refining Inc. (Western) is an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products. The Company operates through four business segments: refining Northern Tier Energy LP (NTI) Western Refining Logistics LP (WNRL) and retail. The Company’s refining segment owns and operates two refineries in the Southwest that process crude oil and other feedstocks primarily into gasoline diesel fuel jet fuel and asphalt. The NTI segment owns and operates refining and transportation assets and operates and supports retail convenience stores primarily in the Upper Great Plains region of the United States. The WNRL segment owns and operates terminal storage transportation and provides related services primarily to its refining segment in the Southwest. The retail segment operates retail convenience stores and unmanned commercial fleet fueling locations located in the Southwest. The retail convenience stores sell gasoline diesel fuel and convenience store merchandise.

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