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 segment. 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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol: Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $36.76602 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 955,810,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $39.24
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $39.71
  • 52 Week Range: $32.93 - $42.32
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.14
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.62
  • P/E Growth: 2.48
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $8 billion
  • Price / Sales: 4.60
  • Book Value: $24.31 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.58
  • Annual Dividend: $2.40
  • Dividend Yield: 6.2%
  • EBITDA: $3.78 billion
  • Net Margins: 17.82%
  • Return on Equity: 5.90%
  • Return on Assets: 3.03%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.67%
  • Current Ratio: 1.02%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.98%
  • Average Volume: 897,658 shs.
  • Beta: 1.4
  • Short Ratio: 3.62

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, July 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Friday, August 11th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.24%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 2nd. View Williams Partners LP's Dividend History.

How were Williams Partners LP's earnings last quarter?

Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.42 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $1.92 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.13 billion. Williams Partners LP had a net margin of 17.82% and a return on equity of 5.90%. 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 Wednesday, November, 1st 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?

13 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Williams Partners LP's shares. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $48.00. On average, they anticipate Williams Partners LP's stock price to reach $44.85 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Williams Partners LP.

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

Who are Williams Partners LP's key executives?

Williams Partners LP's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Alan S. Armstrong, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Access Midstream Partners GP,LLC.
  • Donald R. Chappel, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Access Midstream Partners GP,LLC.
  • Sarah C. Miller, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Williams Partners GP, L.L.C
  • Walter J. Bennett, Senior Vice President - Western Operations of Access Midstream Partners LLC and Director of WPZ GP LLC
  • James E. Scheel, Senior Vice President - Northeast G&P and Director of ACMP GP, LLC.
  • Francis E. Billings, Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategic Development of ACMP GP, LLC
  • John R. Dearborn, Senior Vice President NGL & Petchem Services ACMP GP LLC.
  • Rory Lee Miller, Senior Vice President - Atlantic-Gulf and Director - Atlantic - Gulf, ACMP GP LLC.
  • John D. Seldenrust, Senior Vice President - E&C (Engineering and Construction) of Williams Partners GP, LLC.
  • Ted T. Timmermans, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller, ACMP GP LLC.

Who owns Williams Partners LP stock?

Williams Partners LP's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Spirit of America Management Corp NY (0.06%), Adams Asset Advisors LLC (0.00%) and Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. (0.00%). Company insiders that own Williams Partners LP stock include H Brent Austin and John D Seldenrust. 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 Winslow Evans & Crocker 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Spirit of America Management Corp NY and Adams Asset 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.

What is Williams Partners LP's stock price today?

One share of Williams Partners LP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $38.48.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Williams Partners LP (NYSE WPZ)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  410 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  304 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  714
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Williams Partners LP and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.92)
Consensus Price Target: $44.85 (16.54% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
Price Target History for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
Analysts' Ratings History for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/16/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$44.00N/AView Rating Details
10/13/2017BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetBuy$47.00N/AView Rating Details
10/10/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform$49.00 -> $45.00N/AView Rating Details
9/25/2017Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageOutperform$45.00LowView Rating Details
7/21/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$48.00LowView Rating Details
7/18/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$44.00 -> $47.00LowView Rating Details
5/12/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$45.00 -> $47.00MediumView Rating Details
4/7/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> 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, Inc. (The)Boost Price TargetNeutral$35.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
1/11/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Strong-Buy$44.00N/AView Rating Details
12/22/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$40.00N/AView Rating Details
9/29/2016StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$43.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2016US Capital AdvisorsDowngradeOverweight -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
8/2/2016Evercore IncBoost Price TargetBuy$35.00 -> $36.00N/AView Rating Details
6/8/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated 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
(Data available from 10/22/2015 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
11/1/2017$0.40N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q2 2017$0.42$0.33$2.13 billion$1.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $1.67
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.01
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.40$0.44$0.42
Q2 20172$0.37$0.53$0.45
Q3 20172$0.37$0.44$0.41
Q4 20172$0.36$0.43$0.40
Q1 20182$0.42$0.68$0.55
Q2 20182$0.40$0.58$0.49
Q3 20182$0.41$0.61$0.51
Q4 20182$0.46$0.46$0.46
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ)
Most Recent Dividend:8/11/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.40
Dividend Yield:6.24%
Dividend Growth:-0.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:143.71% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
131.15% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
134.83% (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: 22.76%
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
9/22/2017H Brent AustinDirectorBuy1,000$38.66$38,660.00View SEC Filing  
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)


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Williams Partners LP (WPZ) Chart for Sunday, October, 22, 2017

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