How Wall Street Analysts View Williams Companies
Analyst ratings for Williams Companies
Of the analysts covering Williams Companies (WMB) on September 5, 2017, 78.0% rated it as a “buy,” and the remaining 22.0% rated it as a “hold.” Barclays last upgraded WMB to “overweight,” which is equivalent to a “buy,” in July 2017. Overall, WMB has seen six rating updates in 2017 including three upgrades, two downgrades, and one new coverage.
WMB’s MLP subsidiary, Williams Partners (WPZ), received “buy” ratings from 72.2% of the analysts surveyed by Reuters.
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Among WMB’s peers, Kinder Morgan (KMI) and Enbridge (ENB) received “buy” ratings from 63.6% and 53.8% of analysts, respectively, while 62.5% of these analysts rated ONEOK (OKE) as a “hold.” WMB’s average target price of $34.30 implies an ~13.0% upside potential from its current price levels.
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