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NYSE:WMB

Williams Companies - WMB Stock Forecast, Price & News

$31.25
-0.26 (-0.83%)
(As of 01/30/2023 01:51 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$31.23
$31.72
50-Day Range
$31.40
$34.96
52-Week Range
$28.30
$37.97
Volume
2.91 million shs
Average Volume
6.42 million shs
Market Capitalization
$38.07 billion
P/E Ratio
19.05
Dividend Yield
5.40%
Price Target
$37.09

Williams Companies MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.6% Upside
$37.09 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.39% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-7.55
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.50mentions of Williams Companies in the last 14 days
Based on 9 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$971,300 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
12.35%
From $1.62 to $1.82 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.48 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

63rd out of 241 stocks

Natural Gas Transmission Industry

3rd out of 18 stocks


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About Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) Stock

The Williams Cos., Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company, which explores, produces, transports, sells and processes natural gas and petroleum products. It operates through the following segments: Transmission and Gulf of Mexico, Northeast G&P, and West. The Transmission and Gulf of Mexico segment consists of interstate natural gas pipelines, the Transco and Northwest Pipelines, as well as natural gas gathering and processing and crude oil production handling and transportation assets in the Gulf Coast region. The Northeast G&P segment includes midstream gathering, processing, and fractionation businesses 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, and the Mid-Continent region which includes the Anadarko, Arkoma, and Permian basins. The company was founded by David Williams and Miller Williams in 1908 and is headquartered in Tu

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WMB Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/31/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/26 Dividend
12/08/2022
Dividend Payable
12/26/2022
Today
1/30/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/20/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Natural gas transmission
Sub-Industry
Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation
CUSIP
96945710
Employees
4,783
Year Founded
1908

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$37.09
High Stock Price Forecast
$42.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$30.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+18.7%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
12 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.52 billion
Pretax Margin
21.42%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$10.63 billion
Cash Flow
$2.86 per share
Book Value
$11.58 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,218,340,000
Free Float
1,213,101,000
Market Cap
$38.07 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.20

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Key Executives

  • Alan S. ArmstrongAlan S. Armstrong
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Michael G. Dunn
    Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
  • John D. Porter
    Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Robyn L. Ewing
    Chief Administrative Officer & Senior VP
  • Terrance Lane Wilson
    Senior Vice President & General Counsel













WMB Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Williams Companies stock right now?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Williams Companies in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings, 5 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" WMB shares.
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What is Williams Companies' stock price forecast for 2023?

12 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Williams Companies' stock. Their WMB share price forecasts range from $30.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $37.09 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have WMB shares performed in 2023?

Williams Companies' stock was trading at $32.90 at the start of the year. Since then, WMB shares have decreased by 4.2% and is now trading at $31.51.
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Are investors shorting Williams Companies?

Williams Companies saw a decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 16,980,000 shares, a decrease of 15.1% from the December 31st total of 20,000,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,410,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.6 days.
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When is Williams Companies' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 20th 2023.
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How were Williams Companies' earnings last quarter?

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Sunday, October, 31st. The pipeline company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.28 by $0.06. The pipeline company had revenue of $2.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.09 billion. Williams Companies had a net margin of 17.72% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.73%. The business's revenue was up 28.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.27 earnings per share.
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How often does Williams Companies pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Williams Companies?

Williams Companies announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.425 per share on Monday, December 26th. This represents a $1.70 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 8th.
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Is Williams Companies a good dividend stock?

Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) pays an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.40%. 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 6 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 103.66%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, WMB will have a dividend payout ratio of 93.41% in the coming year. This indicates that the company may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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How will Williams Companies' stock buyback program work?

Williams Companies announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, September 8th 2021, which permits the company to buyback $1,500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

What guidance has Williams Companies issued on next quarter's earnings?

Williams Companies issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Monday, November, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.59-$1.76 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.57. 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).

What is Williams Companies' stock symbol?

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

Who are Williams Companies' major shareholders?

Williams Companies' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Capital Advisors Inc. OK (0.16%), Chickasaw Capital Management LLC (0.12%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.10%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.10%), Natixis Advisors L.P. (0.07%) and Maple Brown Abbott Ltd (0.05%). Insiders that own company stock include Alan S Armstrong, Debbie L Cowan, John D Chandler, Michael A Creel, 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Williams Companies' stock price today?

One share of WMB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $31.51.

How much money does Williams Companies make?

Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) has a market capitalization of $38.39 billion and generates $10.63 billion in revenue each year. The pipeline company earns $1.52 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.64 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Williams Companies have?

The company employs 4,783 workers across the globe.

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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How can I contact Williams Companies?

Williams Companies' mailing address is ONE WILLIAMS CENTER, TULSA OK, 74172. The official website for the company is www.williams.com. The pipeline company can be reached via phone at (918) 573-2000, via email at investorrelations@williams.com, or via fax at 918-573-6714.

This page (NYSE:WMB) was last updated on 1/30/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff