Williams (NYSE: WMB)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at TheStreet in a research note issued to investors on Monday.
The analysts wrote, “Williams Companies (WMB) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a buy with a ratings score of B- . The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.”
A number of other firms have also recently commented on WMB. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Williams in a research note to investors on Friday, February 22nd. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Barclays Capital initiated coverage on shares of Williams in a research note to investors on Monday, January 14th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $38.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Raymond James reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Williams in a research note to investors on Thursday, December 13th. They now have a $38.00 price target on the stock.
Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, three have issued an overweight rating, and three have given a hold rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “overweight” and a consensus price target of $38.82.
Williams remained flat at $33.83 during trading on Monday. Williams has a 52-week low of $27.25 and a 52-week high of $37.56. The stock’s 50-day moving average is currently $34.78. The company has a market cap of $23.049 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.75.
Williams last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 20th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.01. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.36 earnings per share. Williams has set its FY13 guidance at $0.75-$1.15 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Williams will post $1.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The Williams Companies, Inc. (Williams) is a natural gas company. The Company primarily finds, produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas.
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