Wall Street brokerages expect Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) to announce $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for Williams Companies, Inc. (The)’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.14 and the highest is $0.27. Williams Companies, Inc. (The) posted earnings per share of $0.17 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 29.4%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, February 21st.

On average, analysts expect that Williams Companies, Inc. (The) will report full-year earnings of $0.84 per share for the current fiscal year. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $0.87 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.69 to $1.16. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that follow Williams Companies, Inc. (The).

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The pipeline company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $1.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.79 billion. Williams Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 5.90% and a return on equity of 3.23%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.20 EPS.

WMB has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Scotiabank set a $30.00 price target on Williams Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Barclays PLC upgraded Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price target for the company from $33.00 to $36.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on Williams Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, September 25th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $34.00 price target for the company. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.00.

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

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Johnson Financial Group LLC boosted its position in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.6% in the second quarter. Johnson Financial Group LLC now owns 7,068 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $214,000 after purchasing an additional 45 shares during the last quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.7% in the second quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC now owns 8,506 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $258,000 after purchasing an additional 58 shares during the last quarter. Financial Architects Inc boosted its position in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 1.6% in the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 6,754 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $204,000 after purchasing an additional 109 shares during the last quarter. Wsfs Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 1.1% in the second quarter. Wsfs Capital Management LLC now owns 12,664 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $383,000 after purchasing an additional 133 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Proficio Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 1.9% in the second quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 8,003 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $253,000 after purchasing an additional 148 shares during the last quarter. 84.47% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE WMB) opened at $27.72 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38. The company has a market capitalization of $23,661.49, a price-to-earnings ratio of 48.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.06 and a beta of 1.38. Williams Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $27.65 and a 52-week high of $32.69.

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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