Williams Companies (WMB) Issues Earnings Results
Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) released its earnings results on Wednesday. The pipeline company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Williams Companies had a net margin of 5.90% and a return on equity of 3.23%. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.02) EPS.
Shares of Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) opened at $29.98 on Thursday. Williams Companies has a 52-week low of $26.82 and a 52-week high of $33.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.91. The company has a market cap of $24,790.00, a P/E ratio of 52.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 1.32.
A number of research firms have issued reports on WMB. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Williams Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Bank of America began coverage on shares of Williams Companies in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Barclays lowered shares of Williams Companies from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $36.00 to $35.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Williams Companies in a report on Thursday, January 4th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $36.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of Williams Companies from $34.00 to $33.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $35.20.
Williams Companies Company Profile
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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