Williams Cos. Company Profile (NYSE:WMB)

About Williams Cos.

Williams Cos. logoThe Williams Companies, Inc. is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting North America's hydrocarbon resource plays to markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids and olefins. The Company's segments include Williams Partners, Williams NGL & Petchem Services, and Other. Its Williams Partners segment consists of its consolidated partnership in Williams Partners L.P., including gas pipeline, which consists of interstate natural gas pipelines and pipeline joint project investments, and midstream business, which provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing and compression services. Its Canadian midstream operations include an oilsands off gas processing plant, NGL/olefin fractionation facility and the Boreal Pipeline. The Williams NGL & Petchem Services segment consists of Texas Belle pipeline, domestic olefins pipeline assets and Canadian growth projects under development. Its Other segment includes corporate operations and Canadian construction services company.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Oil & Gas Pipelines
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WMB
  • CUSIP: 96945710
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $29.36
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $30.13
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $24.49
  • 52-Week Range: $10.22 - $40.76
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 28.23
  • P/E Growth: 0.67
  • Market Cap: $22.04B
  • Outstanding Shares: 750,657,000
  • Beta: 1.48
  • Net Margins: -16.82%
  • Return on Equity: 2.14%
  • Return on Assets: 0.70%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.69%
  • Current Ratio: 0.86%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.81%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Williams Cos. (NYSE:WMB) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 12 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.80)
Consensus Price Target: $30.33 (3.29% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Williams Cos. (NYSE:WMB)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/16/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingBuy$35.00View Rating Details
10/5/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$31.00 -> $36.00View Rating Details
9/29/2016StephensInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$32.00View Rating Details
9/26/2016RBC Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageOutperform$39.00View Rating Details
9/26/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform$39.00View Rating Details
8/10/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$24.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
8/2/2016Evercore Partners Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$24.00 -> $29.00View Rating Details
8/2/2016Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$55.00 -> $26.00View Rating Details
7/21/2016Tudor PickeringUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
7/13/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$25.00View Rating Details
5/11/2016Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageOutperform$25.00View Rating Details
4/19/2016BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageOutperform$21.00View Rating Details
12/23/2015Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuy$30.00View Rating Details
12/18/2015Wells Fargo & Co.UpgradeBuy$43.00View Rating Details
9/29/2015ScotiabankDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$38.00View Rating Details
9/29/2015Howard WeilDowngradeSector Outperform -> Sector Perform$38.00View Rating Details
6/25/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$65.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
5/13/2015Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingPositiveView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/27/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Williams Cos. (NYSE:WMB)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/1/2016Q2$0.22$0.19$1.79 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q1$0.22$0.03$1.94 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2016Q415$0.25$0.01$1.96 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$0.22$0.22$2.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215$0.24$0.15$2.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.15$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2015Q414$0.23$0.16$2.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.19$0.15$2.02 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$0.24$0.23$1.98 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q114$0.26$0.28$1.84 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.22$0.22$1.62 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313$0.15$0.20$1.78 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.15$0.21$2.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.24$0.22$2.03 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2013Q4 2012$0.26$0.25$2.03 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2012Q312$0.27$0.25$2.07 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$0.22$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.36$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2012$0.40$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011$0.40$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.38$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.36$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011$0.27$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Williams Cos. (NYSE:WMB)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.62 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.04 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161($0.05)($0.05)($0.05)
Q2 20162$0.21$0.22$0.22
Q3 20162$0.11$0.17$0.14
Q4 20162$0.14$0.20$0.17
Q1 20171$0.22$0.22$0.22
Q2 20171$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q3 20171$0.22$0.22$0.22
Q4 20171$0.21$0.21$0.21
Q1 20181$0.24$0.24$0.24
Q2 20181$0.23$0.23$0.23
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Williams Cos. (NYSE:WMB)
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:2.72%
Dividend Growth:27.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-49.38% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
129.03% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
76.92% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Williams Cos. (NYSE:WMB)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Williams Cos. (NYSE:WMB)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.53%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 83.73%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/12/2016Ted T TimmermansVPSell2,000$26.23$52,460.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2015Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,394$57.36$194,679.84View SEC Filing  
6/22/2015James E ScheelSVPSell26,591$60.48$1,608,223.68View SEC Filing  
6/1/2015Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,394$51.03$173,195.82View SEC Filing  
5/1/2015Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,394$51.18$173,704.92View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,394$50.89$172,720.66View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Robyn L EwingSVPSell10,521$50.25$528,680.25View SEC Filing  
3/25/2015Fred E PaceSVPSell3,418$50.00$170,900.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2015Brian L PerillouxSVPSell20,105$48.93$983,737.65View SEC Filing  
2/3/2015Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,394$45.00$152,730.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,394$45.24$153,544.56View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,394$51.01$173,127.94View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,394$55.52$188,434.88View SEC Filing  
10/13/2014Donald R ChappelCFOSell50,000$47.92$2,396,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/9/2014Donald R ChappelCFOSell100,000$50.87$5,087,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/8/2014Donald R ChappelCFOSell50,000$51.86$2,593,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,394$55.34$187,823.96View SEC Filing  
9/30/2014Fred E PaceSVPSell2,479$55.94$138,675.26View SEC Filing  
9/26/2014Fred E PaceSVPSell17,258$55.14$951,606.12View SEC Filing  
9/23/2014Allison G BridgesSVPSell6,000$56.00$336,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014Juanita H HinshawDirectorSell1,500$58.27$87,405.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2014Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,394$58.72$199,295.68View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Robyn L EwingSVPSell7,592$55.30$419,837.60View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Murray D SmithDirectorBuy2,500$55.90$139,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Donald R ChappelCFOSell80,785$47.52$3,838,903.20View SEC Filing  
6/2/2014Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,700$46.95$173,715.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Frank MacinnisDirectorSell1,152$46.21$53,233.92View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Allison BridgesSVPSell22,403$45.74$1,024,713.22View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014Rory Lee MillerVPSell24,520$45.01$1,103,645.20View SEC Filing  
5/14/2014Donald ChappelCFOSell25,000$45.01$1,125,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2014James ScheelSVPSell28,175$44.95$1,266,466.25View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Robyn EwingSVPSell3,700$41.58$153,846.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Rory Lee MillerVPSell11,062$43.03$475,997.86View SEC Filing  
4/1/2014Robyn EwingSVPSell3,700$40.72$150,664.00View SEC Filing  
3/24/2014Murray SmithDirectorBuy4,650$40.79$189,673.50View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014Robyn EwingSVPSell47,642$42.47$2,023,355.74View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Ted TimmermansVPSell8,000$42.20$337,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Robyn EwingSVPSell3,700$41.03$151,811.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2014Robyn EwingSVPSell11,396$41.52$473,161.92View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Ted TimmermansVPSell10,000$42.14$421,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2014Fred PaceSVPSell3,148$39.48$124,283.04View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Robyn EwingSVPSell3,700$40.47$149,739.00View SEC Filing  
1/29/2014Allison BridgesSVPSell5,797$40.00$231,880.00View SEC Filing  
1/29/2014Ted TimmermansVPSell12,855$40.05$514,842.75View SEC Filing  
1/9/2014Rory Lee MillerVPSell5,254$39.72$208,688.88View SEC Filing  
1/7/2014Allison BridgesSVPSell6,000$39.00$234,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/7/2014Ted TimmermansVPSell12,770$39.01$498,157.70View SEC Filing  
1/2/2014Robyn EwingSVPSell3,700$38.44$142,228.00View SEC Filing  
12/26/2013Alan ArmstrongCEOSell28,500$38.05$1,084,425.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2013Alan ArmstrongCEOSell26,583$38.00$1,010,154.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2013Allison BridgesSVPSell7,028$38.00$267,064.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013Ted TimmermansVPSell1,000$35.86$35,860.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Robyn EwingSVPSell3,700$35.34$130,758.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2013Donald ChappelCFOSell75,113$35.02$2,630,457.26View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,700$35.69$132,053.00View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013Allison G BridgesSVPSell6,000$37.00$222,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/17/2013Allison G BridgesSVPSell6,000$36.00$216,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2013Frank MacinnisDirectorBuy3,800$36.71$139,498.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2013Murray D SmithDirectorBuy3,000$35.59$106,770.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013Francis E BillingsSVPSell3,917$36.11$141,442.87View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Robyn EwingSVPSell3,700$36.60$135,420.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013Joseph ClevelandDirectorSell4,000$35.34$141,360.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Robyn L EwingSVPSell3,700$35.00$129,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Rory Lee MillerVPSell1,669$36.00$60,084.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Kathleen B CooperDirectorSell6,355$36.56$232,338.80View SEC Filing  
3/13/2013Murray D SmithDirectorBuy1,000$34.93$34,930.00View SEC Filing  
10/4/2012James E ScheelSVPSell3,511$37.00$129,907.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2012Alan S ArmstrongCEOSell79,120$36.00$2,848,320.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2012Murray D SmithDirectorBuy3,500$31.53$110,355.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Williams Cos. (NYSE:WMB) Chart for Thursday, October, 27, 2016

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