NYSE:WMB - Williams Companies Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $26.40 +0.24 (+0.92 %) (As of 01/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$26.16Today's Range$26.24 - $26.6052-Week Range$20.36 - $33.67Volume11.16 million shsAverage Volume10.32 million shsMarket Capitalization$31.30 billionP/E Ratio41.90Dividend Yield5.26%Beta1.5 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email The 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. Receive WMB News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WMB and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Natural gas transmission Sub-IndustryOil & Gas Storage & Transportation SectorOils/Energy Current SymbolNYSE:WMB Previous Symbol CUSIP96945710 Webwww.williams.com Phone918-573-2000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.27 Current Ratio0.72 Quick Ratio0.66Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio41.90 Forward P/E Ratio34.74 P/E Growth4.16 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$8.03 billion Price / Sales3.98 Cash Flow$2.7878 per share Price / Cash Flow9.47 Book Value$19.57 per share Price / Book1.35Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.63 Net Income$2.17 billion Net Margins24.15% Return on Equity4.44% Return on Assets1.53%Miscellaneous Employees5,425 Outstanding Shares1,210,540,000Market Cap$31.30 billion OptionableOptionable 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 Thursday, November 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share on Monday, December 31st. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. View Williams Companies' Dividend History. How were Williams Companies' earnings last quarter? Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 31st. The pipeline company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.04. The pipeline company had revenue of $2.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.16 billion. Williams Companies had a return on equity of 4.44% and a net margin of 24.15%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.04 EPS. 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, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Williams Companies. What price target have analysts set for WMB? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Williams Companies' stock. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate Williams Companies' stock price to reach $32.6667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 23.7% 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 2 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Williams Companies. Has Williams Companies been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about WMB stock has been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Williams Companies earned a news impact score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the pipeline company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Williams Companies? Williams Companies saw a drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 35,038,736 shares, a drop of 8.3% from the December 14th total of 38,214,351 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 13,578,259 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days. Currently, 2.9% of the company's shares are sold short. View Williams Companies' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Williams Companies' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Williams Companies include Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Kinder Morgan (KMI), Tc Pipelines (TRP), National Grid (NGG), Spectra Energy Partners (SEP), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Targa Resources (TRGP), Western Gas Partners (WES), Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP), Tallgrass Energy (TGE), Enable Midstream Partners (ENBL), EQGP (EQGP), EQM Midstream Partners (EQM), DCP Midstream (DCP) and EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK). Who are Williams Companies' key executives? Williams Companies' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Alan S. Armstrong, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)Mr. John D. Chandler CPA, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 49)Mr. Micheal G. Dunn, Exec. VP & COO (Age 53)Mr. Chad J. Zamarin, Sr. VP of Corp. Strategic Devel. (Age 42)Mr. James E. Scheel, Sr. VP of Northeast Gathering & Processing (Age 54) Who are Williams Companies' major shareholders? Williams Companies' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Chickasaw Capital Management LLC (1.11%), Spirit of America Management Corp NY (0.05%), Advisors Capital Management LLC (0.04%), Gradient Investments LLC (0.03%), Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC (0.03%) and Hollencrest Capital Management (0.03%). Company insiders that own Williams Companies stock include Alan S Armstrong, Chad J Zamarin, Charles I Cogut, Donald R Chappel, Frank J Ferazzi, James E Scheel, John D Chandler, Kathleen B Cooper, Michael A Creel, Robyn L Ewing, Stephen I Chazen, Stephen W Bergstrom, Ted T Timmermans and Terrance Lane Wilson. 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 Chickasaw Capital Management LLC, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Visionary Asset Management Inc., Walnut Private Equity Partners LLC, Advisors Capital Management LLC, Bourgeon Capital Management LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC and BLB&B Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Williams Companies company stock in the last year include Frank J Ferazzi, Kathleen B Cooper and Ted T Timmermans. View Insider Buying and Selling for Williams Companies. Which major investors are buying Williams Companies stock? WMB stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gradient Investments LLC, Verity & Verity LLC, Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC, Stokes Capital Advisors LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. and Moody National Bank Trust Division. Company insiders that have bought Williams Companies stock in the last two years include Alan S Armstrong, Chad J Zamarin, Charles I Cogut, John D Chandler, Michael A Creel, Stephen I Chazen, Stephen W Bergstrom and Terrance Lane Wilson. 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 $26.40. How big of a company is Williams Companies? Williams Companies has a market capitalization of $31.30 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. What is Williams Companies' official website? The official website for Williams Companies is http://www.williams.com. How can I contact Williams Companies? Williams Companies' mailing address is ONE WILLIAMS CTR, 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 531 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 322 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 853MarketBeat'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 1/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is an Initial Public Offering (IPO)?