Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) Analysts See $0.41 EPS; Diamond Hill Investment Group (DHIL)’s Sentiment Is 1.7

April 19, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Analysts expect Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) to report $0.41 EPS on May, 2 after the close.They anticipate $0.27 EPS change or 39.71% from last quarter’s $0.68 EPS. WPZ’s profit would be $400.02 million giving it 21.95 P/E if the $0.41 EPS is correct. After having $0.39 EPS previously, Williams Partners L.P.’s analysts see 5.13% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $35.99. About 118,359 shares traded. Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) has declined 13.20% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.75% the S&P500.

Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc (DHIL) investors sentiment decreased to 1.7 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.10, from 1.8 in 2017Q3. The ratio worsened, as 51 institutional investors increased or opened new stock positions, while 30 trimmed and sold stock positions in Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc. The institutional investors in our database reported: 2.01 million shares, down from 2.06 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 5 Reduced: 25 Increased: 32 New Position: 19.

Motley Fool Asset Management Llc holds 1.3% of its portfolio in Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. for 29,023 shares. Midas Management Corp owns 14,497 shares or 1.19% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Barr E S & Co has 0.98% invested in the company for 46,628 shares. The Rhode Island-based Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has invested 0.77% in the stock. Amica Retiree Medical Trust, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 4,949 shares.

Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides investment advisory and fund administration services in the United States. The company has market cap of $663.50 million. It sponsors, distributes, and offers investment advisory and related services to a range of clients, such as firms, mutual funds, retirement plans, public pension funds, endowments, foundations, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals. It has a 13.81 P/E ratio. The firm also provides fund administration services, including portfolio and regulatory compliance, treasury and financial oversight, and general business management and governance of the mutual fund complex, as well as oversight of back-office service providers, such as the custodian, fund accountant, and transfer agent.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $2.29 million activity.

The stock increased 0.24% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $199.99. About 18 shares traded. Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. (DHIL) has risen 8.00% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.55% the S&P500.

Williams Partners L.P. operates as an energy infrastructure company. The company has market cap of $35.11 billion. It operates through Central, Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West, and NGL & Petchem Services divisions. It has a 39.99 P/E ratio. The Central segment provides gathering, treating, and compression services to producers in the Barnett shale region of north-central Texas, the Eagle Ford shale region of south Texas, the Haynesville shale region of northwest Louisiana, and the Mid-Continent region.

Among 20 analysts covering Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Williams Partners LP had 64 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Sunday, October 15. Bernstein downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) on Tuesday, March 27 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by U.S. Capital Advisors. As per Wednesday, November 29, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Friday, October 2. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) rating on Friday, February 16. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $48.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WPZ in report on Monday, June 5 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann given on Tuesday, November 3. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 12. The firm has “Buy” rating by Evercore given on Tuesday, August 2.

Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DHIL) Institutional Positions Chart

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