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Williams Companies (WMB) Competitors

$34.94
+0.04 (+0.11%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

WMB vs. TRGP, TRP, ET, EPD, WES, OKE, SU, CEG, MPLX, and LNG

Should you be buying Williams Companies stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Williams Companies include Targa Resources (TRGP), TC Energy (TRP), Energy Transfer (ET), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Western Midstream Partners (WES), ONEOK (OKE), Suncor Energy (SU), Constellation Energy (CEG), Mplx (MPLX), and Cheniere Energy (LNG). These companies are all part of the "oils/energy" sector.

Williams Companies vs.

Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) and Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, media sentiment, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and community ranking.

Targa Resources received 53 more outperform votes than Williams Companies when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 72.97% of users gave Williams Companies an outperform vote while only 68.61% of users gave Targa Resources an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Williams CompaniesOutperform Votes
675
72.97%
Underperform Votes
250
27.03%
Targa ResourcesOutperform Votes
728
68.61%
Underperform Votes
333
31.39%

In the previous week, Targa Resources had 8 more articles in the media than Williams Companies. MarketBeat recorded 21 mentions for Targa Resources and 13 mentions for Williams Companies. Williams Companies' average media sentiment score of 0.69 beat Targa Resources' score of 0.51 indicating that Williams Companies is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Williams Companies
6 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Targa Resources
9 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Williams Companies pays an annual dividend of $1.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Targa Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Williams Companies pays out 68.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Targa Resources pays out 54.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Williams Companies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Targa Resources. Williams Companies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Targa Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Williams Companies$10.91B3.90$3.18B$2.6213.34
Targa Resources$16.06B1.35$828.20M$3.6726.44

Williams Companies currently has a consensus price target of $37.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.90%. Targa Resources has a consensus price target of $106.09, indicating a potential upside of 9.34%. Given Targa Resources' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Targa Resources is more favorable than Williams Companies.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Williams Companies
0 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.38
Targa Resources
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
11 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.08

Williams Companies has a net margin of 29.22% compared to Targa Resources' net margin of 5.20%. Targa Resources' return on equity of 18.64% beat Williams Companies' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Williams Companies29.22% 16.20% 4.64%
Targa Resources 5.20%18.64%4.21%

85.8% of Williams Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.2% of Targa Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Williams Companies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Targa Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Williams Companies has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Targa Resources has a beta of 2.18, suggesting that its share price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Targa Resources beats Williams Companies on 14 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.


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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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WMB vs. The Competition

MetricWilliams CompaniesNatural gas transmission IndustryEnergy SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$42.51B$18.56B$7.81B$17.63B
Dividend Yield5.13%5.98%11.63%3.57%
P/E Ratio13.3422.7513.1624.73
Price / Sales3.902.6578.387.22
Price / Cash9.479.0010.7017.54
Price / Book2.862.196.536.10
Net Income$3.18B$1.56B$1.15B$870.05M
7 Day Performance1.84%3.44%-1.19%-0.34%
1 Month Performance2.67%6.09%0.13%2.47%
1 Year Performance12.06%25.08%-6.00%89.24%

Williams Companies Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
TRGP
Targa Resources
3.7444 of 5 stars
$96.39
-0.6%
$105.00
+8.9%
+28.1%$21.62B$16.06B26.263,182Analyst Report
Insider Selling
TRP
TC Energy
3.7796 of 5 stars
$39.70
+0.4%
$48.83
+23.0%
-3.8%$39.70B$11.80B19.557,477Dividend Increase
Options Volume
Analyst Revision
ET
Energy Transfer
2.4666 of 5 stars
$14.65
+0.6%
$17.29
+18.0%
+15.8%$46.06B$78.59B13.4412,565Analyst Report
Options Volume
EPD
Enterprise Products Partners
3.7084 of 5 stars
$27.43
+0.7%
$32.15
+17.2%
+6.7%$59.57B$49.72B10.882,020Analyst Report
WES
Western Midstream Partners
0.7958 of 5 stars
$30.82
+5.7%
$30.08
-2.4%
+27.8%$11.70B$3.25B11.371,217Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
OKE
ONEOK
4.0356 of 5 stars
$71.69
-0.4%
$75.91
+5.9%
+8.0%$41.76B$22.39B13.152,966Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
SU
Suncor Energy
4.2543 of 5 stars
$32.64
-1.3%
$52.00
+59.3%
-0.1%$42.05B$44.97B7.1016,558Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Options Volume
News Coverage
CEG
Constellation Energy
1.3712 of 5 stars
$131.80
+0.5%
$108.63
-17.6%
+69.0%$42.09B$24.44B25.3013,370Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
MPLX
Mplx
1.5564 of 5 stars
$39.30
+0.7%
$42.00
+6.9%
+14.1%$39.35B$11.28B10.315,811News Coverage
LNG
Cheniere Energy
4.7003 of 5 stars
$161.11
+0.5%
$198.70
+23.3%
0.0%$38.39B$33.43B3.191,551Earnings Report
Options Volume
News Coverage

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This page (NYSE:WMB) was last updated on 2/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff