Williams Companies (The) (WMB) : Zacks Investment Research ranks Williams Companies (The) (WMB) as 3, which is a Hold recommendation. 5 research analysts consider that the stocks fundamentals point to a bright future, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. 1 other analysts are mildly bullish on the stock and favor a Buy. A total of 4 analysts believe that the stock has a limited upside, hence they advise a Hold. The average broker rating of 10 research analysts is 1.9, which indicates as a Buy.
Williams Companies (The) (WMB) : Average target price received by Williams Companies (The) (WMB) is $25.44 with an expected standard deviation of $2.51. The most aggressive target on the stock is $29, whereas the most downbeat target is $21. 9 financial analysts are currently covering the stock.
For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Williams Companies (The) (NYSE:WMB): During Thursdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $25.90 and $25.52 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $26.40. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $26.32, notching a gain of 3.66% for the day. The total traded volume was 11,634,102 . The stock had closed at $25.39 on the previous day.
In a related news, The Securities and Exchange Commission has divulged that Timmermans Ted T, officer (Vice President and Controller) of Williams Companies Inc, had unloaded 1,000 shares at an average price of $36.58 in a transaction dated on November 30, 2015. The total value of the transaction was worth $36,580.
The Williams Companies, Inc. is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting North Americas hydrocarbon resource plays to markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and olefins. The Company operates through three segments: Williams Partners, comprised of its consolidated partnership Pre-merger WPZ (Williams Partners L.P.), which includes gas pipeline and midstream businesses; Access Midstream, comprised of its consolidated master limited partnership ACMP (Access Midstream Partners, L.P.), which includes certain domestic midstream businesses that provide gathering, treating, and compression services to producers under long-term, fee-based contracts, and Williams NGL and Petchem Services, comprised of certain other domestic olefins pipeline assets and certain Canadian growth projects under development, including a propane dehydrogenation facility and a liquids extraction plant.