News coverage about Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Williams Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.267636108253 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on WPZ. US Capital Advisors raised shares of Williams Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on shares of Williams Partners in a report on Thursday, January 4th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $48.00 price objective for the company. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price target on shares of Williams Partners in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Williams Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $48.00 price target on shares of Williams Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.26.

Shares of Williams Partners (WPZ) opened at $37.07 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 0.87. Williams Partners has a twelve month low of $34.74 and a twelve month high of $44.06. The stock has a market capitalization of $36,567.47, a PE ratio of 22.44 and a beta of 1.48.

In other Williams Partners news, insider John D. Seldenrust sold 6,770 shares of Williams Partners 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 transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

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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.

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