The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB)went down -0.24% during trading on the US exchange where it had a trading capacity of 4.65M shares. The company’s shares were closed at $28.85 . The stock has an operating margin of 3.60% and a net profit margin of -5.70% This appreciation has taken its price 108.43% above the 52-week low. The stock hit 1-yearhigh at $32.36 and a low of $13.84 in the same period.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) Earnings Recap & Outlook

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) last announced results for quarter ended on 31 Dec 2016, disclosing EPS of $-0.02 The reported earnings per share topped the analyst’s consensus by $-0.2 with the percentage difference between estimated and actual earnings arriving at -111.10%. Price changes resulting from an earnings surprise can be felt immediately. Studies indicate that the stock prices of firms with significant positive earnings surprises show above-average performance, while those with negative surprises have below-average performance. The mean revenue estimate for the current fiscal period ending March 2017 is $1.88B by 5 brokerage firms. The average revenue estimate for the year ending December 2017 is $8.29B by 11 analysts.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) Flood of Opinions

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) right now sits at consensus rating of 2.30 while 8 analysts have advocated the shares as ‘BUY’, 3 calls it an ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 9 suggest ‘HOLD’. The mean PT for this stock is at $31.94 while the max. level suggested by the brokerage firms is $38.00 and min. PT is $29.00. The mean PT is calculated considering the consensus of 18 analysts.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) went up 0.68% during trading on the US exchange when it had traded 4.6M shares. The company’s shares were closed at 82.76. The stock has a quick ratio of 8.50 and a current ratio of 8.90 . This appreciation has taken its price 61.47% above the 52-week low. The stock hit 1-yearhigh at $84.24 and a low of $51.25 in the same period.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) Analyst’s Consensus Price Estimates

It is widely believed that the more practical proxy for the market’s expectations is analyst’s consensus price estimates. The mean PT for this stock is at $88.60 while the max. level suggested by the brokerage firms is $100.00 and min. PT is $76.00. The mean PT is calculated considering the consensus of 25 analysts. ADI right now sits at consensus rating of 2.20 while 10 analysts have advocated the shares as ‘BUY’, 6 calls it an ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 12 suggest ‘HOLD’.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI): Past & Future Earnings

The mean revenue estimate for the current fiscal period ending April 2017 is $926.78M by 21 brokerage firms. The average revenue estimate for the year ending October 2017 is $3.98B by 23 analysts. Wall Street is forward looking. Therefore, stock prices are sometime established based on the expectations that prospective investors have for the future earnings power of the firm. In a similar way, Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) last announced results for quarter ended on 31 Jan 2017, disclosing EPS of $0.94. The reported earnings per share topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.2 with the percentage difference between estimated and actual earnings arriving at 27.00%.