NIC Inc. (EGOV) Forms $17.00 Double Bottom; Williams Companies Has 1.19 Sentiment

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure firm primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $26.84 billion. The firm operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL & Petchem Services, and Other divisions. It has a 55.49 P/E ratio. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area.

NIC Inc. (EGOV) formed double bottom with $15.47 target or 9.00% below today’s $17.00 share price. NIC Inc. (EGOV) has $1.13B valuation. It closed at $17 lastly. It is down 13.72% since January 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.98% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.41 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.65 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 25 investors sold NIC Inc. shares while 45 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 60.61 million shares or 0.50% more from 60.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Comerica Retail Bank owns 87,674 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement System owns 0% invested in NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) for 102,472 shares. Arizona State Retirement System reported 34,387 shares. Amer Research & Mgmt Com has 4,900 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems reported 0.02% of its portfolio in NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV). Champlain Ptnrs Llc accumulated 2.01 million shares. Barclays Public Lc accumulated 36,787 shares. Prudential Fin owns 354,185 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 52,515 are owned by Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership. Ameriprise Fincl holds 579,399 shares. Fifth Third Bancorporation stated it has 0% of its portfolio in NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV). Strs Ohio has 307,500 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer stated it has 0.01% in NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV). Cardinal Capital owns 29,428 shares. Palisade Mngmt Ltd Llc Nj owns 524,669 shares.

Analysts await NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.16 EPS, down 20.00% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.2 per share. EGOV’s profit will be $10.61M for 26.56 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual EPS reported by NIC Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.81% negative EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. NIC has $23 highest and $1600 lowest target. $20.25’s average target is 19.12% above currents $17 stock price. NIC had 16 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Loop Capital initiated it with “Hold” rating and $22 target in Wednesday, February 15 report. Avondale downgraded NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) on Friday, February 5 to “Market Perform” rating. As per Tuesday, February 9, the company rating was maintained by Imperial Capital. The stock of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) earned “In-Line” rating by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, November 18. The stock of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Maxim Group. The stock of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) earned “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Tuesday, August 11. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 21 by Sidoti. Imperial Capital upgraded NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) on Monday, July 17 to “Buy” rating. The stock of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) has “In-Line” rating given on Friday, November 18 by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, December 19 by Sidoti.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $8.61 million activity.

The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $32.46. About 6.37 million shares traded or 21.01% up from the average. The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) has risen 40.20% since January 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

King Street Capital Management L.P. holds 13.66% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. for 3.63 million shares. Salient Capital Advisors Llc owns 9.22 million shares or 6.11% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rare Infrastructure Ltd has 5.9% invested in the company for 2.70 million shares. The Tennessee-based Chickasaw Capital Management Llc has invested 5.55% in the stock. R.M.Sincerbeaux Capital Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 185,200 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Williams Cos’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Williams Cos, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $32.0 while the high is $39.0. The stock’s average target of $35.50 is 9.37% above today’s ($32.46) share price. WMB was included in 6 notes of analysts from September 26, 2016. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, September 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies downgraded The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Tuesday, January 10 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, February 10. As per Thursday, January 26, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight” on Monday, December 19. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 7 by Citigroup.