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Williams Companies (WMB) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.35 (+0.84%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
4.97 million shs
Average Volume
6.88 million shs
Market Capitalization
$50.93 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Williams Companies MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.25 Rating Score
4.9% Downside
$39.73 Price Target
Short Interest
1.75% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.81mentions of Williams Companies in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.51 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $1.82 to $2.01 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.22 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

49th out of 236 stocks

Natural Gas Transmission Industry

2nd out of 17 stocks

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About Williams Companies Stock (NYSE:WMB)

The Williams Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. It operates through Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, Northeast G&P, West, and Gas & NGL Marketing Services segments. The Transmission & Gulf of Mexico segment comprises natural gas pipelines; Transco, Northwest pipeline, MountainWest, and related natural gas storage facilities; and natural gas gathering and processing, and crude oil production handling and transportation assets in the Gulf Coast region. The Northeast G&P segment engages in the midstream gathering, processing, and fractionation activities 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, the Mid-Continent region that includes the Anadarko and Permian basins, and the DJ Basin of Colorado; and operates natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation and storage facilities in central Kansas near Conway. The Gas & NGL Marketing Services segment provides wholesale marketing, trading, storage, and transportation of natural gas for natural gas utilities, municipalities, power generators, and producers; asset management services; and transports and markets NGLs. The company owns and operates 33,000 miles of pipelines. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

WMB Stock Price History

WMB Stock News Headlines

One natural gas transport plan killed in New Jersey as another forges ahead
A major pipeline that would have moved natural gas through New Jersey and under two bays to New York has been killed
Q1 2024 Williams Companies Inc Earnings Call
Williams Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
Guru Fundamental Report for WMB
Williams Co (WMB) Receives a Buy from RBC Capital
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Company Calendar

Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/24 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End
Ex-Dividend for 3/28 Dividend

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Natural gas transmission
Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
12 Analysts


Net Income
$3.18 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$10.91 billion
Cash Flow
$3.73 per share
Book Value
$12.21 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$50.93 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Alan S. ArmstrongMr. Alan S. Armstrong (Age 62)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $4.1M
  • Mr. John D. Porter (Age 53)
    Senior VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.25M
  • Mr. Micheal G. Dunn (Age 58)
    Executive VP & COO
    Comp: $1.91M
  • Judge Terence Lane Wilson (Age 56)
    Senior VP & General Counsel
    Comp: $1.15M
  • Mr. Chad J. Zamarin (Age 46)
    Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategic Development
    Comp: $1.52M
  • Ms. Mary A. Hausman (Age 52)
    VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller
  • Mr. Danilo Marcelo Juvane C.F.A.
    Vice President of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Debbie L. PickleMs. Debbie L. Pickle (Age 45)
    Senior VP & Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Mr. Chad A. Teply (Age 51)
    Senior Vice President of Transmission & Gulf of Mexico
  • Mr. Eric J. Ormond (Age 37)
    Senior Vice President of Project Execution

WMB Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Williams Companies stock right now?

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Williams Companies in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" WMB shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WMB, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Williams Companies' stock price target for 2024?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Williams Companies' shares. Their WMB share price targets range from $34.00 to $47.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $39.73 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.9%.
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How have WMB shares performed in 2024?

Williams Companies' stock was trading at $34.83 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, WMB stock has increased by 20.0% and is now trading at $41.79.
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Are investors shorting Williams Companies?

Williams Companies saw a decrease in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 21,330,000 shares, a decrease of 17.4% from the April 15th total of 25,810,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 7,150,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.0 days.
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When is Williams Companies' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 7th 2024.
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How were Williams Companies' earnings last quarter?

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) announced its earnings results on Monday, May, 6th. The pipeline company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.10. The pipeline company had revenue of $2.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.69 billion. Williams Companies had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.27% and a net margin of 27.29%. Williams Companies's quarterly revenue was down 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.56 earnings per share.
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How often does Williams Companies pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Williams Companies?

Williams Companies declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 30th. Investors of record on Friday, June 7th will be given a dividend of $0.475 per share on Monday, June 24th. This represents a $1.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 7th.
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Is Williams Companies a good dividend stock?

Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.60%. 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 8 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 79.83%. 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 94.53% in the coming year. This indicates that the company may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for WMB.

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

Williams Companies updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 8th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 1.860-1.860 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 1.860. 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 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).

Who are Williams Companies' major shareholders?

Williams Companies' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.51%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.25%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (1.72%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.84%), Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP (0.70%) and Raymond James & Associates (0.69%). Insiders that own company stock include Alan S Armstrong, Debbie L Cowan, Debbie L Pickle, 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 Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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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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This page (NYSE:WMB) was last updated on 5/22/2024 by Staff

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