Williams Partners (WPZ) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.14

Media coverage about Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Williams Partners earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.5882871706897 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

WPZ has been the subject of a number of research reports. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price (down previously from $50.00) on shares of Williams Partners in a report on Friday, March 2nd. US Capital Advisors upgraded Williams Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Williams Partners in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $45.00 price target on Williams Partners and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Barclays cut Williams Partners from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $47.00 to $45.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $46.26.

Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) traded up $0.72 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $36.86. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 855,033 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,200,286. The stock has a market cap of $35,962.57, a PE ratio of 39.63 and a beta of 1.48. Williams Partners has a 52-week low of $34.74 and a 52-week high of $44.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 0.87.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 2nd were issued a $0.60 dividend. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.51%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 1st. Williams Partners’s dividend payout ratio is presently 258.06%.

In other Williams Partners news, insider John D. Seldenrust sold 6,770 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.76, for a total value of $262,405.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Williams Partners (WPZ) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.14” was reported by Markets Daily and is the sole property of of Markets Daily. If you are accessing this piece of content on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US & international trademark & copyright laws. The original version of this piece of content can be read at https://www.themarketsdaily.com/2018/03/12/williams-partners-wpz-receives-daily-media-impact-rating-of-0-14.html.

About Williams Partners

Williams Partners L.P. is an energy infrastructure company. The Company has operations across the natural gas value chain from gathering, processing, and interstate transportation of natural gas and natural gas liquids to petchem production of ethylene, propylene, and other olefins. It operates through its Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West segment.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ)

Receive News & Ratings for Williams Partners Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Williams Partners and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.

Leave a Reply