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Williams Companies: Analysts’ Ratings before Its Q1 Earnings

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Analysts’ target price

Currently, analysts appear to be positive on Williams Companies (WMB) stock. Among the 21 Reuters-surveyed analysts tracking Williams Companies, 11 recommended a “buy,” eight recommended a “strong buy,” and two recommended a “hold.” None of the analysts recommended a “sell” as of April 23.

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Analysts have given Williams Companies stock a mean target price of $32.2, which implies a potential upside of 12% over the next 12 months. Currently, Williams Companies is trading at $28.76.

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Williams Companies stock looks appealing based on its total return potential considering analysts’ upside and its dividend yield. Williams Companies’ potential dividend growth also looks attractive. Management’s earnings guidance for the next few years seems attainable given the expected higher demand for natural gas and its upcoming expansion projects.

Peer comparison

Energy Transfer (ET) stock offers a healthy potential upside of ~34% for the next 12 months based on analysts’ target price of $20.89. Currently, Energy Transfer is trading at $15.58.

Among the 19 analysts covering Energy Transfer, nine recommended a “strong buy,” eight recommended a “buy,” and two recommended a “hold.” None of the analysts recommended a “sell” in more than a year.

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