Headlines about Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Williams Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.913232481106 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Williams Partners LP (WPZ) stock moves -3.74% – Monthly Low Performance – The Stocks News (press release) (thestocksnews.com)
- Breaking: Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) Buy Rating Reconfirmed by Stifel Nicolaus Today; The Target Price Given is … – Thе Malibu Rеpоrt (malibureport.com)
- This Morning’s Technical Outlook on Oil & Gas Pipelines Stocks — Targa Resources, Williams Cos., TransCanada, and … – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- Why Distribution Growth Is Less Important for EPD (finance.yahoo.com)
- Should You Buy Williams Partners LP. (NYSE:WPZ) At $36.86? (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Williams Partners from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their target price for the company from $34.74 to $44.06 in a research note on Friday, March 9th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $49.00 target price (down previously from $50.00) on shares of Williams Partners in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. ValuEngine cut Williams Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Williams Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Barclays cut Williams Partners from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $47.00 to $45.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three 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 $46.26.
In other news, insider John D. Seldenrust sold 6,770 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.76, for a total transaction of $262,405.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.
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Williams Partners Company Profile
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.
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