NYSE:WMB - Williams Companies Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$28.25 +0.06 (+0.21 %)
(As of 09/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$28.19
Today's Range$28.07 - $28.43
52-Week Range$24.00 - $33.67
Volume10.80 million shs
Average Volume9.22 million shs
Market Capitalization$23.26 billion
P/E Ratio44.86
Dividend Yield4.84%
Williams Companies logoThe Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. The company also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York. In addition, it provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing, and compression services; natural gas liquids production, fractionation, storage, marketing, and transportation services; and deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation services. The company transports and stores natural gas to local natural gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, and natural gas marketers and producers. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated approximately 13,600 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Natural gas transmission
Sub-IndustryOil & Gas Storage & Transportation


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.38
Current Ratio0.79
Quick Ratio0.71


Trailing P/E Ratio44.86
Forward P/E Ratio34.88
P/E Growth4.61

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.03 billion
Price / Sales2.91
Cash Flow$2.7454 per share
Price / Cash10.29
Book Value$19.57 per share
Price / Book1.44


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.63
Net Income$2.17 billion
Net Margins24.19%
Return on Equity3.82%
Return on Assets1.28%


Outstanding Shares827,970,000
Market Cap$23.26 billion

Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Williams Companies' stock symbol?

Williams Companies trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WMB."

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

Williams Companies announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Friday, September 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.34 per share on Monday, September 24th. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 6th. View Williams Companies' Dividend History.

How were Williams Companies' earnings last quarter?

Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 1st. The pipeline company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.01. The pipeline company earned $2.09 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2 billion. Williams Companies had a net margin of 24.19% and a return on equity of 3.82%. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.13 earnings per share. View Williams Companies' Earnings History.

When is Williams Companies' next earnings date?

Williams Companies is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Williams Companies.

What price target have analysts set for WMB?

16 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Williams Companies' shares. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect Williams Companies' stock price to reach $33.4667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Williams Companies.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Williams Companies?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Williams Companies in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Williams Companies.

Are investors shorting Williams Companies?

Williams Companies saw a decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 36,755,127 shares, a decrease of 18.5% from the August 15th total of 45,109,771 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 9,931,181 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.7 days. Approximately 4.5% of the company's stock are sold short. View Williams Companies' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Williams Companies' key competitors?

Who are Williams Companies' key executives?

Williams Companies' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Alan S. Armstrong, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. John D. Chandler CPA, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Micheal G. Dunn, Exec. VP & COO (Age 52)
  • Mr. Chad J. Zamarin, Sr. VP of Corp. Strategic Devel. (Age 41)
  • Mr. James E. Scheel, Sr. VP of Northeast Gathering & Processing (Age 53)

Has Williams Companies been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about WMB stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Williams Companies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Williams Companies.

Who are Williams Companies' major shareholders?

Williams Companies' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (3.46%), Tortoise Capital Advisors L.L.C. (2.03%), Northern Trust Corp (1.27%), Chickasaw Capital Management LLC (1.22%), Morgan Stanley (0.98%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.88%). Company insiders that own Williams Companies stock include Alan S Armstrong, Charles I Cogut, Donald R Chappel, Frank J Ferazzi, James E Scheel, Kathleen B Cooper, Michael A Creel, Robyn L Ewing, Rory Lee Miller, Stephen I Chazen, Stephen W Bergstrom and Ted T Timmermans. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Williams Companies.

Which major investors are selling Williams Companies stock?

WMB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Laurion Capital Management LP, Soros Fund Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY and Korea Investment CORP. Company insiders that have sold Williams Companies company stock in the last year include Donald R Chappel, Frank J Ferazzi, James E Scheel, Kathleen B Cooper, Robyn L Ewing and Ted T Timmermans. View Insider Buying and Selling for Williams Companies.

Which major investors are buying Williams Companies stock?

WMB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hamlin Capital Management LLC, AGF Investments Inc., Tortoise Capital Advisors L.L.C., Chickasaw Capital Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS and Canyon Capital Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Williams Companies stock in the last two years include Alan S Armstrong, Charles I Cogut, Michael A Creel, Stephen I Chazen and Stephen W Bergstrom. View Insider Buying and Selling for Williams Companies.

How do I buy shares of Williams Companies?

Shares of WMB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Williams Companies' stock price today?

One share of WMB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $28.26.

How big of a company is Williams Companies?

Williams Companies has a market capitalization of $23.26 billion and generates $8.03 billion in revenue each year. The pipeline company earns $2.17 billion in net income (profit) each year or $0.63 on an earnings per share basis. Williams Companies employs 5,425 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Williams Companies?

Williams Companies' mailing address is ONE WILLIAM CENTER, TULSA OK, 74172. The pipeline company can be reached via phone at 918-573-2000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Williams Companies (NYSE WMB)

Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  502 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  305 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  807
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Williams Companies and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WMB will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WMB will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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