Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (WMB) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.16

Media stories about Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Williams Companies, Inc. (The) earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.6249603495792 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have commented on WMB shares. Barclays PLC upgraded shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $33.00 to $36.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub cut shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Scotiabank set a $30.00 price target on shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, July 24th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Williams Companies, Inc. (The) has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.00.

Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) opened at $28.62 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $23,661.49, a PE ratio of 48.51, a PEG ratio of 3.06 and a beta of 1.38. Williams Companies, Inc. has a twelve month low of $27.65 and a twelve month high of $32.69. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38.

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The pipeline company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $1.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.79 billion. Williams Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 5.90% and a return on equity of 3.23%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.20 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Williams Companies, Inc. will post 0.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Ted T. Timmermans sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.75, for a total transaction of $43,125.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 9,594 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $275,827.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Donald R. Chappel sold 272,088 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.32, for a total transaction of $8,249,708.16. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 60,032 shares in the company, valued at $1,820,170.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 283,501 shares of company stock worth $8,590,124 over the last three months. 0.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Williams Companies, Inc. (The)

The Williams Companies, Inc is an energy infrastructure company. The Company is focused on connecting North America’s hydrocarbon resource plays to markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), and olefins. As of December 31, 2016, its interstate gas pipelines, midstream and olefins production interests were held through its investment in Williams Partners L.P.

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