News articles about Williams Pipeline Partners (NYSE:WPZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Williams Pipeline Partners earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.6348864433208 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Williams Pipeline Partners’ (WPZ) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com)
- Williams Pipeline Partners (WPZ) Downgraded to “C+” at TheStreet (americanbankingnews.com)
- Energy Transfer Duo Offers High Upside Potential (finance.yahoo.com)
- Williams Pipeline Partners LP Expected to Earn Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.34 Per Share (WPZ) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Garden State Expansion placed into service (pipelinesinternational.com)
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Williams Pipeline Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 19th. Barclays cut Williams Pipeline Partners from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $47.00 to $45.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Sanford C. Bernstein cut Williams Pipeline Partners from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, March 26th. Bank of America lowered their target price on Williams Pipeline Partners from $44.00 to $40.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase raised Williams Pipeline Partners from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $34.74 to $44.06 in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $45.76.
Shares of NYSE WPZ opened at $34.24 on Wednesday. Williams Pipeline Partners has a twelve month low of $32.74 and a twelve month high of $44.06. The company has a market capitalization of $32,772.18, a PE ratio of 20.11 and a beta of 1.46. The company has a current ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68.
Williams Pipeline Partners (NYSE:WPZ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The pipeline company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $2.22 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.16 billion. Williams Pipeline Partners had a return on equity of 6.43% and a net margin of 10.87%. analysts forecast that Williams Pipeline Partners will post 1.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Williams Pipeline Partners Company Profile
Williams Partners L.P. operates as an energy infrastructure company. It operates through Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, and West segments. The Northeast G&P segment engages in natural gas gathering, compression, processing, and NGL fractionation businesses in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Ohio.
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