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Divisive? Not for moviegoers. ‘Civil War’ declares victory at box office.
Israel is quiet on next steps against Iran — and on which partners helped shoot down missiles
Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court
Germany's Scholz arrives in China on a visit marked by trade tensions and Ukraine conflict
India's Modi vows to boost social spending, make country into a manufacturing hub ahead of election
Native American-led nonprofit says it bought 40 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota
S&P 500   5,123.41
DOW   37,983.24
QQQ   438.27
Divisive? Not for moviegoers. ‘Civil War’ declares victory at box office.
Israel is quiet on next steps against Iran — and on which partners helped shoot down missiles
Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court
Germany's Scholz arrives in China on a visit marked by trade tensions and Ukraine conflict
India's Modi vows to boost social spending, make country into a manufacturing hub ahead of election
Native American-led nonprofit says it bought 40 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota
S&P 500   5,123.41
DOW   37,983.24
QQQ   438.27
Divisive? Not for moviegoers. ‘Civil War’ declares victory at box office.
Israel is quiet on next steps against Iran — and on which partners helped shoot down missiles
Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court
Germany's Scholz arrives in China on a visit marked by trade tensions and Ukraine conflict
India's Modi vows to boost social spending, make country into a manufacturing hub ahead of election
Native American-led nonprofit says it bought 40 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota
NYSE:WMB

Williams Companies (WMB) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$38.08
-0.52 (-1.35%)
(As of 04/12/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$37.91
$39.20
50-Day Range
$33.05
$39.35
52-Week Range
$28.27
$39.76
Volume
7.91 million shs
Average Volume
6.51 million shs
Market Capitalization
$46.40 billion
P/E Ratio
14.53
Dividend Yield
4.99%
Price Target
$39.00

Williams Companies MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.4% Upside
$39.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.86% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-8.25
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.89mentions of Williams Companies in the last 14 days
Based on 14 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
12.78%
From $1.80 to $2.03 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.42 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

96th out of 246 stocks

Natural Gas Transmission Industry

6th out of 19 stocks

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About Williams Companies Stock (NYSE:WMB)

The Williams Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. It operates through Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, Northeast G&P, West, and Gas & NGL Marketing Services segments. The Transmission & Gulf of Mexico segment comprises natural gas pipelines; Transco, Northwest pipeline, MountainWest, and related natural gas storage facilities; and natural gas gathering and processing, and crude oil production handling and transportation assets in the Gulf Coast region. The Northeast G&P segment engages in the midstream gathering, processing, and fractionation activities in the Marcellus Shale region primarily in Pennsylvania and New York, and the Utica Shale region of eastern Ohio. The West segment consists of gas gathering, processing, and treating operations in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado and Wyoming, the Barnett Shale region of north-central Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale region of South Texas, the Haynesville Shale region of northwest Louisiana, the Mid-Continent region that includes the Anadarko and Permian basins, and the DJ Basin of Colorado; and operates natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation and storage facilities in central Kansas near Conway. The Gas & NGL Marketing Services segment provides wholesale marketing, trading, storage, and transportation of natural gas for natural gas utilities, municipalities, power generators, and producers; asset management services; and transports and markets NGLs. The company owns and operates 33,000 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

WMB Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/14/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/25 Dividend
3/07/2024
Dividend Payable
3/25/2024
Dividend Payable
3/28/2024
Today
4/14/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/01/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/28 Dividend
1/01/2100

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Natural gas transmission
Sub-Industry
Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation
CUSIP
96945710
Employees
5,601
Year Founded
1908

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$39.00
High Stock Price Target
$47.00
Low Stock Price Target
$35.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+2.4%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
10 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$3.18 billion
Pretax Margin
40.39%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$10.91 billion
Cash Flow
$3.68 per share
Book Value
$12.21 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,218,430,000
Free Float
1,213,064,000
Market Cap
$46.40 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.05

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Alan S. ArmstrongMr. Alan S. Armstrong (Age 62)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $4.1M
  • Mr. John D. Porter (Age 53)
    Senior VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.25M
  • Mr. Micheal G. Dunn (Age 58)
    Executive VP & COO
    Comp: $1.91M
  • Judge Terence Lane Wilson (Age 56)
    Senior VP & General Counsel
    Comp: $1.15M
  • Mr. Chad J. Zamarin (Age 46)
    Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategic Development
    Comp: $1.52M
  • Ms. Mary A. Hausman (Age 52)
    VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller
  • Mr. Danilo Marcelo Juvane C.F.A.
    Vice President of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Debbie L. Pickle (Age 45)
    Senior VP & Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Mr. Chad A. Teply (Age 51)
    Senior Vice President of Transmission & Gulf of Mexico
  • Mr. Eric J. Ormond (Age 37)
    Senior Vice President of Project Execution

Should I Buy Williams Companies Stock? WMB Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in The Williams Companies, Inc.:

  • The Williams Companies, Inc. has a strong market cap of $44.68 billion, indicating stability and size in the market.
  • The company operates 33,000 miles of pipelines, showcasing a vast infrastructure that can lead to consistent revenue streams.
  • Recent stock performance shows a 52-week high of $37.45, indicating potential for growth and positive momentum.
  • The company's diversified segments, such as Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, Northeast G&P, and Gas & NGL Marketing Services, provide exposure to different aspects of the energy industry.
  • Williams Companies has a low debt-to-equity ratio of 1.57, which signifies a healthy balance sheet and financial stability.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in The Williams Companies, Inc. for these reasons:

  • The PEG ratio of 5.87 may indicate that the stock is overvalued compared to its earnings growth potential, posing a risk for investors.
  • The company's quick ratio of 0.73 and current ratio of 0.77 suggest potential liquidity challenges in meeting short-term obligations.
  • Williams Companies' beta of 1.04 implies the stock's volatility is slightly higher than the market average, which may lead to fluctuations in share price.
  • While the company has a strong market presence, regulatory changes in the energy sector could impact its operations and profitability.
  • Investors should consider the competitive landscape in the natural gas transmission industry, as increased competition could affect Williams Companies' market share and margins.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Williams Companies pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

WMB Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Williams Companies stock right now?

10 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Williams Companies in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" WMB shares.
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What is Williams Companies' stock price target for 2024?

10 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Williams Companies' stock. Their WMB share price targets range from $35.00 to $47.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $39.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have WMB shares performed in 2024?

Williams Companies' stock was trading at $34.83 at the beginning of the year. Since then, WMB shares have increased by 9.3% and is now trading at $38.08.
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When is Williams Companies' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2024.
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How were Williams Companies' earnings last quarter?

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 14th. The pipeline company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.01. Williams Companies had a net margin of 29.22% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.20%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.53 EPS.

How often does Williams Companies pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Williams Companies?

Williams Companies declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 1st. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.475 per share on Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.99%.
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Is Williams Companies a good dividend stock?

Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.99%. WMB has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 8 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 72.52%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on EPS estimates, WMB will have a dividend payout ratio of 93.60% in the coming year. This indicates that the company may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What guidance has Williams Companies issued on next quarter's earnings?

Williams Companies updated its FY 2025 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 14th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 1.850-2.100 for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Alan S. Armstrong's approval rating as Williams Companies' CEO?

206 employees have rated Williams Companies Chief Executive Officer Alan S. Armstrong on Glassdoor.com. Alan S. Armstrong has an approval rating of 67% among the company's employees. 74.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Williams Companies to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Williams Companies own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Williams Companies investors own include AT&T (T), Kinder Morgan (KMI), Energy Transfer (ET), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), AbbVie (ABBV), Pfizer (PFE), Intel (INTC) and NVIDIA (NVDA).

Who are Williams Companies' major shareholders?

Williams Companies' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Chickasaw Capital Management LLC (0.13%), Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY (0.06%), Walnut Private Equity Partners LLC (0.04%), Centre Asset Management LLC (0.02%), Czech National Bank (0.02%) and Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC (0.01%). Insiders that own company stock include Alan S Armstrong, Debbie L Cowan, Scott A Hallam, Terrance Lane Wilson, Walter J Bennett and William H Spence.
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How do I buy shares of Williams Companies?

Shares of WMB stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Williams Companies have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Williams Companies: Alliance Canada Marketing L.P., Alliance Canada Marketing LTD, Appalachia Midstream Services L.L.C., Aux Sable Liquid Products Inc., Aux Sable Liquid Products LP, Aux Sable Midstream LLC, Bargath LLC, Black Marlin Pipeline LLC, Blue Racer Midstream LLC, Bluebonnet Market Express LLC, Bluestem Gas Services L.L.C., Bluestem Pipeline LLC, Brazos Permian II LLC, Caiman Energy II LLC, Caiman Ohio Midstream LLC, Carbon County UCG Inc., Carbonate Trend Pipeline LLC, Cardinal Gas Services L.L.C., Cardinal Operating Company LLC, Cardinal Pipeline Company LLC, Constitution Pipeline Company LLC, DMP New York Inc., Discovery Gas Transmission LLC, Discovery Producer Services LLC, Gulfstar One LLC, Gulfstream Management & Operating Services L.L.C., Gulfstream Natural Gas System L.L.C., HB Construction Company Ltd., Inland Ports Inc., Kiowa Lateral LLC, Laurel Mountain Midstream LLC, Laurel Mountain Midstream Operating LLC, Louisiana Midstream Gas Services L.L.C., Magnolia Midstream Gas Services L.L.C., Marsh Resources LLC, Mid-Continent Fractionation and Storage LLC, Mockingbird Midstream Gas Services L.L.C., Monarch Pipeline LLC, Nopal Gathering LLC, Northwest Pipeline LLC, Ohio Valley Midstream LLC, Oklahoma Midstream Gas Services L.L.C., Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline LP, Parachute Pipeline LLC, Pecan Hill Water Solutions, Pennant Midstream LLC, Permian Connector LLC, Pine Needle LNG Company LLC, Pine Needle Operating Company LLC, Ponder Midstream Gas Services L.L.C., Reserveco Inc., Rocky Mountain Midstream Holdings LLC, Rocky Mountain Midstream JV Holdings LLC, Rocky Mountain Midstream LLC, Rocky Mountain Midstream Marketing LLC, Rocky Mountain Midstream Pipeline LLC, Rocky Mountain Midstream Water LLC, TWC Holdings C.V., Texas Midstream Gas Services L.L.C., The Williams Companies Foundation Inc., The Williams Companies International Holdings B.V., Three Rivers Midstream LLC, TransCardinal Company LLC, TransCarolina LNG Company LLC, Transco Exploration Company, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company LLC, UEOM NGL Pipelines LLC, Utica East Ohio Midstream L.L.C., Utica Gas Services L.L.C., WFS - Liquids LLC, WFS Gathering Company L.L.C., Wamsutter LLC, WilPro Energy Services (El Furrial) Limited, WilPro Energy Services (Pigap II) Limited, Williams ACM Holdings ULC, Williams Acquisition Holding Company LLC, Williams Alaska Petroleum Inc., Williams Bayou Ethane Pipeline LLC, Williams Blu Operating LLC, Williams CV Holdings LLC, Williams Compression L.L.C., Williams Energy Resources LLC, Williams Energy Solutions LLC, Williams Express Inc., Williams Express LLC, Williams Field Services - Gulf Coast Company LLC, Williams Field Services Company LLC, Williams Field Services Group LLC, Williams Flexible Generation LLC, Williams Gas Processing - Gulf Coast Company LLC, Williams Global Energy (Cayman) Limited, Williams Global Holdings LLC, Williams Gulf Coast Transportation Company LLC, Williams Headquarters Building LLC, Williams Holdings and Manufacturing LLC, Williams Hutch Rail Company LLC, Williams Information Technology LLC, Williams International Company LLC, Williams International El Furrial Limited, Williams International Pigap Limited, Williams International Venezuela Limited, Williams Laurel Mountain LLC, Williams MLP Operating L.L.C., Williams Midstream Gas Services L.L.C., Williams Mobile Bay Producer Services L.L.C., Williams Ohio River Valley Corporation, Williams Ohio River Valley LLC, Williams Ohio Valley Midstream LLC, Williams Ohio Valley Pipeline LLC, Williams Oil Gathering L.L.C., Williams Olefins Feedstock Pipelines L.L.C., Williams Olefins Pipeline Holdco LLC, Williams PERK LLC, Williams Pacific Connector Gas Operator LLC, Williams Partners Operating LLC, Williams Petroleum Services LLC, Williams Pipeline Services LLC, Williams Propylene Company LLC, Williams Resource Center L.L.C., Williams Rocky Mountain Midstream Holdings LLC, Williams Rocky Mountain Midstream Operating LLC, Williams Strategic Sourcing Company, and Williams WPC - I LLC.
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This page (NYSE:WMB) was last updated on 4/14/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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