NYSE:WMB - Williams Companies Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $23.95 -0.53 (-2.17 %) (As of 12/10/2018 12:02 PM ET)Previous Close$24.48Today's Range$23.74 - $24.2652-Week Range$23.54 - $33.67Volume363,112 shsAverage Volume8.85 million shsMarket Capitalization$29.63 billionP/E Ratio38.08Dividend Yield5.56%Beta1.59 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 Phone918-573-2000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.27 Current Ratio0.72 Quick Ratio0.66 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio38.08 Forward P/E Ratio31.10 P/E Growth4.89 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$8.03 billion Price / Sales3.61 Cash Flow$2.67 per share Price / Cash Flow8.97 Book Value$19.57 per share Price / Book1.22 Profitability 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$29.63 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 8th. Investors 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 5.68%. 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) released its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 31st. The pipeline company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.04. The pipeline company earned $2.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.16 billion. Williams Companies had a net margin of 24.15% and a return on equity of 4.44%. During the same quarter in the previous 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? 17 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Williams Companies' stock. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate Williams Companies' stock price to reach $33.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 37.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Williams Companies. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Williams Companies? 17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Williams Companies in the last year. There are currently 3 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? Press coverage about WMB stock has been trending very positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Williams Companies earned a media sentiment score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the pipeline company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting Williams Companies? Williams Companies saw a increase in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 34,793,586 shares, an increase of 9.6% from the October 31st total of 31,754,464 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,923,611 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.5 days. Currently, 2.9% of the company's stock are short sold. 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), Tc Pipelines (TRP), Kinder Morgan (KMI), National Grid (NGG), Spectra Energy Partners (SEP), ENERGY TRANSFER/UT LTD PARTN INT (ET), Targa Resources (TRGP), Western Gas Partners (WES), Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP), EQT GP (EQGP), Tallgrass Energy (TGE), Enable Midstream Partners (ENBL), EQM Midstream Partners (EQM), Antero Midstream Partners (AM) and DCP Midstream (DCP). 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) Who are Williams Companies' major shareholders? Williams Companies' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.70%), Tortoise Capital Advisors L.L.C. (5.06%), FMR LLC (3.63%), Franklin Resources Inc. (2.39%), Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP (1.74%) and Clearbridge Investments LLC (1.48%). 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 Mackenzie Financial Corp, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Marshall Wace North America L.P., Panagora Asset Management Inc., Bahl & Gaynor Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Janus Henderson Group PLC and Stevens Capital Management LP. Company insiders that have sold Williams Companies company stock in the last year include Frank J Ferazzi, James E Scheel, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Tortoise Capital Advisors L.L.C., Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP, Brookfield Asset Management Inc., OppenheimerFunds Inc., Clearbridge Investments LLC, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS. 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 $23.95. How big of a company is Williams Companies? Williams Companies has a market capitalization of $29.63 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: 525 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 317 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 842MarketBeat'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 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do stock splits help investors?