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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WMB. The maximum price target given was 39, which equates to a potential upside of 21.91 percent. The minimum price target given was 28.5, which equates to a potential downside of -10.91 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.63 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 2.94 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -6.46 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.57 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 42.88 percent, and 2.14 percent lower than its 52-week high. WMB has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.