Zacks estimated an EPS of $1.97 for Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB)

Sherwin-Williams Is Trading at a Premium Compared to Its Peers

Zacks estimated an EPS of $1.97 for Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB)

Heading into the stock price potential, The Williams Companies, Inc. needs to grow just 12.91% to cross its median price target of $32. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Williams Companies, Inc. Fiera Capital Corp owned 1.18% of Sherwin-Williams Company (The) worth $291,685,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Senator Investment Group LP acquired a new stake in shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 76.5% in the third quarter. The company sees higher earnings on a year over year basis in 2017. Huntington National Bank now owns 3,410 shares of the company's stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 521 shares during the period. The company's institutional ownership is monitored at 88.6 percent. (The) by 5.5% in the third quarter. Also, Director Christopher M. Connor sold 117,458 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 30th. Parallel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Sherwin-Williams Company (The) during the fourth quarter worth about $113,000.

According to Zacks, "Sherwin-Williams' earnings and sales for fourth-quarter 2016 topped the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate". Company insiders own 1.89% of the company's stock. Revenue is expected in between 2.48 Billion and 1.28 Billion with an average of 1.88 Billion. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $299.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $278.65.

Shares of Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) traded up 2.08% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $314.96.

Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M)'s earnings per share has been growing at a -7.4 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as -0.5 percent. Williams Companies, Inc. (The) had a positive return on equity of 2.16% and a negative net margin of 15.19%.

For the Current Quarter, 11 analysts are projecting the mean EPS to be $0.21/share.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 27th. Investors of record on Friday, March 10th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $3.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.10%.

Shares of Williams Companies, Inc. The Next Year EPS growth is 0%, Long term annual growth estimate of 10%, Annual EPS growth past 5 years of -26.72 percent.

Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (NYSE:SHW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 26th.

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Price Target is an important factor while doing analysis of a stock. The average and low price target for the stock are $31.94 and $29, respectively. (The) in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd.

Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has the market capitalization of $23.37 Billion. And a quick view of analyst notes show that 8 are rating the stock a buy while 3 rate WMB a strong buy. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc cut their price objective on shares of Williams Companies, Inc. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $30.79.

The Williams Companies, Inc is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting North America's hydrocarbon resource plays to markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids and olefins.

In other Sherwin-Williams Company (The) news, SVP Robert J. Wells sold 4,353 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 17th. Its Williams Partners segment consists of its consolidated partnership in Williams Partners L.P., including gas pipeline, which consists of interstate natural gas pipelines and pipeline joint project investments, and midstream business, which provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing and compression services.

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