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On Wednesday, Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's outlook for Williams Companies is included in the following report.

Earnings and Revenue

Williams Companies EPS will likely be near 20 cents per share while revenue will be around $1.87 billion, according to analysts.

In the same quarter last year, Williams Companies reported EPS of 17 cents on revenue of $2 billion. If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Wednesday, earnings would be up 17.65 percent. Sales would be down 14.92 percent from the year-ago period.

Here's how the company's reported EPS has compared to analyst estimates in the past:


Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 0.19 0.21 0.21 0.19
EPS Actual 0.15 0.13 0.14 0.17


Q4 EPS Estimate: 20 cents per share
Q4 Revenues Estimate: $1.87 billion

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 3.45 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be content going into this earnings release.

Analyst estimates are adjusted higher for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The average rating by analysts on Williams Companies stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.

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