NYSE:WMB - Williams Companies Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $28.2450 +0.46 (+1.66 %) (As of 03/19/2019 03:07 PM ET)Previous Close$27.79Today's Range$27.80 - $28.445052-Week Range$20.36 - $32.22Volume6.41 million shsAverage Volume6.30 million shsMarket Capitalization$34.20 billionP/E Ratio35.75Dividend Yield5.52%Beta1.72 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. The company's Northeast G&P segment engages in the natural gas gathering, compression, and processing business, as well as natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation business in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Ohio. Its Atlantic-Gulf segment operates Transco, a 9,900-mile interstate natural gas pipeline 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. It is also involved in the operation of natural gas gathering, processing, and treating; crude oil transportation and production handling; and NGL fractionation assets within the onshore, offshore shelf, and deepwater areas in and around the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. In addition, this segment operates various petrochemical and feedstock pipelines in the Gulf Coast region. The company's West segment operates Northwest Pipeline, an interstate natural gas pipeline system that extends from 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. This segment is also involved in the operation of natural gas gathering, processing, and treating; and NGL fractionation and storage assets, as well as engages in the NGL and natural gas marketing businesses. 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 CIK107263 Webwww.williams.com Phone918-573-2000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.40 Current Ratio0.81 Quick Ratio0.74Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio35.75 Forward P/E Ratio29.42 P/E Growth4.4 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$8.69 billion Price / Sales3.94 Cash Flow$2.1627 per share Price / Cash Flow13.06 Book Value$13.19 per share Price / Book2.14Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.79 Net Income$-155,000,000.00 Net Margins-1.78% Return on Equity4.83% Return on Assets1.67%Miscellaneous Employees5,322 Outstanding Shares1,210,980,000Market Cap$34.20 billion Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Estimated) 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, February 21st. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.38 per share on Monday, March 25th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.37%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 7th. This is a positive change from Williams Companies's previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. View Williams Companies' Dividend History. How were Williams Companies' earnings last quarter? Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 13th. The pipeline company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.03. The pipeline company had revenue of $2.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.53 billion. Williams Companies had a negative net margin of 1.78% and a positive return on equity of 4.83%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.36 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, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Williams Companies. What price target have analysts set for WMB? 16 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Williams Companies' stock. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate Williams Companies' stock price to reach $32.2143 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.7% 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? Press coverage about WMB stock has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Williams Companies earned a daily sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the pipeline company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Are investors shorting Williams Companies? Williams Companies saw a decrease in short interest in the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 33,447,212 shares, a decrease of 12.0% from the January 31st total of 38,010,790 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,337,010 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.0 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the company 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), Kinder Morgan (KMI), Tc Pipelines (TRP), National Grid (NGG), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Spectra Energy Partners (SEP), Targa Resources (TRGP), Western Gas Partners (WES), Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP), Tallgrass Energy (TGE), Enable Midstream Partners (ENBL), EQGP (EQGP), EnLink Midstream (ENLC), EQM Midstream Partners (EQM) and DCP Midstream (DCP). 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 Kinder Morgan (KMI), AT&T (T), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Exxon Mobil (XOM), General Electric (GE), NVIDIA (NVDA), Bank of America (BAC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) and Alibaba Group (BABA). 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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Tortoise Capital Advisors L.L.C. (3.15%), Harvest Fund Advisors LLC (2.93%), FMR LLC (2.43%), Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP (1.73%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.30%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.20%). 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, Terrance Lane Wilson and Walter J Bennett. 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 Harvest Fund Advisors LLC, Tortoise Capital Advisors L.L.C., Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Eagle Global Advisors LLC, Hamlin Capital Management LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. and Energy Income Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold Williams Companies company stock in the last year include Frank J Ferazzi, Kathleen B Cooper, Ted T Timmermans and Walter J Bennett. 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 Norges Bank, Cohen & Steers Inc., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Rare Infrastructure Ltd, Maple Brown Abbott Ltd, Macquarie Group Ltd., Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Geode Capital Management LLC. 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 $28.3250. How big of a company is Williams Companies? Williams Companies has a market capitalization of $34.30 billion and generates $8.69 billion in revenue each year. The pipeline company earns $-155,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $0.79 on an earnings per share basis. Williams Companies employs 5,322 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: 542 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 327 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 869MarketBeat'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 3/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is the discount rate different from the Federal Funds rate?