Williams Partners LP Company Profile (NYSE:WPZ)

About Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)

Williams Partners LP logoWilliams Partners L.P. is an energy infrastructure company. The Company has operations across the natural gas value chain from gathering, processing, and interstate transportation of natural gas and natural gas liquids to petchem production of ethylene, propylene, and other olefins. It operates through its Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West, and Natural gas liquid (NGL) & Petchem Services segments. Under the Northeast G&P segment, it owns and operates fractionation facilities at Moundsville, de-ethanization and condensate facilities at its Oak Grove processing plant. The Atlantic Gulf segment includes the Company's interstate natural gas pipeline, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC. The West segment includes its interstate natural gas pipeline, Northwest Pipeline, and natural gas gathering processing and treating operations. The NGL & Petchem Services segment included the Company's 88.5% interest in an olefins production facility in Geismar, Louisiana as of December 31, 2016.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Oil & Gas Pipelines
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:WPZ
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.williams.com
  • Market Cap: $38.47 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 955,457,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $40.97
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $39.18
  • 52 Week Range: $30.77 - $42.32
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 40.57
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.75
  • P/E Growth: 3.39
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $7.82 billion
  • Price / Sales: 4.92
  • Book Value: $24.56 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.64
  • Annual Dividend: $3.40
  • Dividend Yield: 7.8%
  • EBIDTA: $3.73 billion
  • Net Margins: -18.10%
  • Return on Equity: 2.49%
  • Return on Assets: 1.26%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.81%
  • Current Ratio: 0.63%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.57%
  • Average Volume: 1.03 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.48
  • Short Ratio: 6.39

Frequently Asked Questions for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)

What is Williams Partners LP's stock symbol?

Williams Partners LP trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WPZ."

How often does Williams Partners LP pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Williams Partners LP?

Williams Partners LP announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Friday, May 12th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 3rd. View Williams Partners LP's Dividend History.

How were Williams Partners LP's earnings last quarter?

Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October, 31st. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.12. The firm earned $1.91 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.88 billion. Williams Partners LP had a negative net margin of 18.10% and a positive return on equity of 2.49%. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.32) EPS. View Williams Partners LP's Earnings History.

When will Williams Partners LP make its next earnings announcement?

Williams Partners LP is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Williams Partners LP.

Where is Williams Partners LP's stock going? Where will Williams Partners LP's stock price be in 2017?

16 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Williams Partners LP's shares. Their predictions range from $36.00 to $47.00. On average, they expect Williams Partners LP's stock price to reach $42.29 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Williams Partners LP.

Who are some of Williams Partners LP's key competitors?

Who owns Williams Partners LP stock?

Williams Partners LP's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (2.97%), Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP (1.71%), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1.51%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (1.33%), UBS Group AG (0.81%) and Morgan Stanley (0.64%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Williams Partners LP.

Who sold Williams Partners LP stock? Who is selling Williams Partners LP stock?

Williams Partners LP's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP, ING Groep NV, Morgan Stanley, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Columbus Hill Capital Management L.P. and Brookfield Asset Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Williams Partners LP.

Who bought Williams Partners LP stock? Who is buying Williams Partners LP stock?

Williams Partners LP's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Atlantic Trust Group LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, UBS Group AG, Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co., Bank of America Corp DE, Eagle Global Advisors LLC and Infrastructure Capital Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Williams Partners LP.

How do I buy Williams Partners LP stock?

Shares of Williams Partners LP can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Williams Partners LP stock cost?

One share of Williams Partners LP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $40.26.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.75)
Consensus Price Target: $42.29 (5.03% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/12/2017Credit Suisse Group AGUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$45.00 -> $47.00MediumView Rating Details
5/2/2017BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetBuy$47.00LowView Rating Details
4/7/2017Citigroup IncUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$41.00 -> $46.00LowView Rating Details
3/24/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$43.00LowView Rating Details
2/10/2017Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageHold -> Buy$47.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncBoost Price TargetNeutral$35.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
1/23/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHold$39.00 -> $42.00N/AView Rating Details
1/11/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Strong-Buy$44.00N/AView Rating Details
1/11/2017Wells Fargo & CoUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
1/10/2017Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold -> Buy$37.00 -> $43.00N/AView Rating Details
12/22/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$40.00N/AView Rating Details
12/5/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$37.00N/AView Rating Details
9/29/2016StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$43.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2016US Capital AdvisorsDowngradeOverweight -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
8/2/2016Evercore Partners Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$35.00 -> $36.00N/AView Rating Details
6/8/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$28.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
5/11/2016Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageOutperform$40.00N/AView Rating Details
11/3/2015Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$57.00N/AView Rating Details
10/21/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$38.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
Earnings by Quarter for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
Earnings History by Quarter for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/31/2016Q315$0.30$0.42$1.88 billion$1.91 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q115$0.27($0.23)$2.02 billion$1.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q2$0.18$0.46$1.91 billion$1.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/10/2015$0.83$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414$0.21$0.16$507.74 million$495.08 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.39$0.07$312.27 million$313.85 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.33$0.03$326.60 million$313.85 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$0.48$0.11$1.84 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q214$0.30$0.18$300.59 million$292.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q114$0.46$0.36$1.68 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q214$0.32$0.15$284.45 million$277.07 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.41$0.12$1.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2014Q114$0.43$0.47$298.47 million$328.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313$0.28$0.52$1.43 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q413$0.33$0.22$258.71 million$260.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.37$0.31$1.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.28$0.31$248.35 million$247.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.49$0.50$1.99 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q1 2013$0.34$0.14$224.79 million$236.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/20/2013Q4 2012$0.50$0.42$1.88 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312$0.35$0.32$153.11 million$156.09 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2012Q312$0.55$0.38$1.91 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$0.45$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.90$0.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2012$1.00$1.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011$0.90$0.91ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.86$0.91ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.66
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.91
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.40$0.44$0.42
Q2 20172$0.36$0.55$0.46
Q3 20172$0.36$0.49$0.43
Q4 20172$0.29$0.42$0.36
Q1 20182$0.38$0.65$0.52
Q2 20182$0.38$0.57$0.48
Q3 20182$0.38$0.60$0.49
Q4 20182$0.42$0.44$0.43
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
Most Recent Dividend:5/12/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.40
Dividend Yield:8.45%
Dividend Growth:-0.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-115.65% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
447.37% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
192.09% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)

Dividend History by Quarter for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 34.35%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/12/2016John D SeldenrustInsiderSell9,023$37.67$339,896.41View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Williams Companies IncDirectorBuy60,000$66.37$3,982,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Bradley D MuellerVPSell1,625$62.37$101,351.25View SEC Filing  
12/11/2013J Michael SticeCEOBuy5,900$51.02$301,018.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2013Thomas KaramDirectorSell23,000$50.01$1,150,230.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Infrastructure Investor Globalmajor shareholderSell1,000,000$46.11$46,110,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Thomas KaramDirectorSell20,000$50.48$1,009,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013J Michael SticeCEOBuy6,600$45.71$301,686.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2013Thomas F KaramDirectorSell6,000$50.05$300,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Thomas F KaramDirectorSell25,000$51.70$1,292,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2013Williams Companies IncMajor ShareholderBuy3,000,000$47.66$142,980,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/26/2012Philip L FredericksonDirectorBuy4,500$32.89$148,005.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2012David A DaberkoDirectorBuy6,000$33.20$199,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2012J Michael SticeCEOBuy9,000$33.60$302,400.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
Latest Headlines for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Partners Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (WPZ)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 22 at 6:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Partners LP (WPZ) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 22 at 12:24 PM
nasdaq.com logoWilliams Partners Wins Local Support for Atlantic Sunrise - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - May 16 at 8:10 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWilliams Companies Outperformed AMLP Last Week: What’s Next?
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 8:10 AM
seekingalpha.com logoTracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q1 2017 Update
seekingalpha.com - May 15 at 8:22 AM
nasdaq.com logoWPZ's Strong Dividend History Helps Get It To The Top 10
www.nasdaq.com - May 15 at 8:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWilliams Partners LP breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WPZ-US : May 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 8:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCredit Suisse Group AG Upgrades Williams Partners LP (WPZ) to "Outperform"
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 11:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for Williams Partners LP (WPZ) Lowered by Jefferies Group
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 3:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ2 2017 Earnings Forecast for Williams Partners LP (WPZ) Issued By Jefferies Group
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 7:35 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat Does WPZ’s Valuation Indicate after Its 1Q17 Earnings?
finance.yahoo.com - May 8 at 8:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Atlantic Gulf Was WPZ’s Top-Performing Segment in 1Q17
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 1:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWilliams Partners LP – Value Analysis (NYSE:WPZ) : May 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 1:54 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Partners LP (WPZ) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.81 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 3:52 PM
zacks.com logoWilliams Partners (WPZ) Q1 Earnings Beat, Revenues on Par
www.zacks.com - May 4 at 9:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWilliams Partners LP breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WPZ-US : May 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 9:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPositive News Coverage Likely to Affect Williams Partners (WPZ) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 8:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBMO Capital Markets Analysts Give Williams Partners LP (WPZ) a $47.00 Price Target
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 1:09 AM
marketbeat.com logoWilliams Partners beats 1Q profit forecasts
marketbeat.com - May 3 at 7:36 PM
nasdaq.com logoWilliams Partners LP (WPZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 03, 2017 - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - May 3 at 7:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.35 Earnings Per Share Expected for Williams Partners LP (WPZ) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 9:42 AM
bizjournals.com logoResearch Reports Coverage on Oil & Gas Stocks -- Williams Partners, ONEOK Partners, MPLX LP, and Frank's Intl.
www.bizjournals.com - May 3 at 9:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAnalyzing Short Interest in Williams ahead of 1Q17 Earnings
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 8:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Partners (WPZ) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.31
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 4:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoA Look into WMB’s and WPZ’s 1Q17 Distribution
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 10:06 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCan Williams Companies (WMB) Pull a Surprise in Q1 Earnings?
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 10:06 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Partners LP (WPZ) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 7:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUS Capital Advisors Weighs in on Williams Partners LP's FY2017 Earnings (WPZ)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 3:15 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Partners (WPZ) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 1:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ1 2017 EPS Estimates for Williams Partners LP (WPZ) Boosted by US Capital Advisors
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 7:26 AM
seekingalpha.com logoVisual Data: MLP Treemaps 2.0
seekingalpha.com - April 26 at 8:13 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFavorable Media Coverage Likely to Affect Williams Partners (WPZ) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 3:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Partners LP (WPZ) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 12:33 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Partners LP (WPZ) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.60
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 8:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWilliams Partners Announces Quarterly Cash Distribution
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 7:01 PM
seekingalpha.com logoWilliams Partners' Big Payday - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - April 24 at 8:43 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPositive Press Coverage Very Unlikely to Impact Williams Partners (WPZ) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 8:53 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Partners LP to Post FY2017 Earnings of $1.93 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (WPZ)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 12:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHow Wall Street Analysts View Williams Partners
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 1:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Partners (WPZ) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 9:12 AM
nasdaq.com logoAfter Hours Most Active for Apr 18, 2017 : SABR, COL, KMI, WPZ, BAC, CTL, IBM, SIRI, SPLS, FITB, CMCSA, FNSR - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - April 19 at 8:10 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHow Williams Partners Expects to Benefit from Geismar Plant Sale
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 7:47 PM
streetinsider.com logoWilliams Partners (WPZ) to Sell Interest in Geismar Olefins Facility for $2.1B; Announces Long-Term Feedstock Supply ... - StreetInsider.com
www.streetinsider.com - April 18 at 8:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWilliams Partners to sell Williams Olefins interest for $2.1 billion to Nova Chemicals
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 7:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWilliams Partners sharpens natgas focus with petrochem plant sale
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 7:27 PM
nasdaq.com logoWilliams Partners To Sell Interests In Geismar Olefins To Nova For $2.1 Bln - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - April 17 at 8:06 AM
marketwatch.com logoWilliams Partners to sell Williams Olefins interest for $2.1 billion to Nova Chemicals - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - April 17 at 8:06 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliams Partners (WPZ) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.23
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 8:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWilliams, Williams Partners Analyst Day Set for May 11
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 8:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Williams Partners LP (WPZ) to Post $0.32 Earnings Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 8:13 AM



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