Analyst Ratings for Williams Cos. (WMB)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Williams Cos. (NYSE:WMB) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, WMB received an average rating of Overweight.

12 analysts declared WMB a buy, 2 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

Several price targets were given for WMB by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 39, implying a possible profit of 21.91 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 28.5, implying potential capital losses of -10.91 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 2.63 percent. That number becomes 2.94 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -6.46 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.57 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

WMB has traded between a high of 32.69 and a low of 22.39 over the past year. Today's price is 42.88 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.14 percent lower than its 52-week high. WMB has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WMB value stock report compares WMB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $26.42 billion. WMB is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.