The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] stock Downgrade by Goldman analyst, price target now $21

The Williams Companies Inc. [NYSE: WMB] stock went on an upward path that rose over 0.15% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -1.40%. The company report on October 13, 2020 that Williams to Report Third-Quarter 2020 Financial Results on Nov. 2; Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled for Nov. 3.

Williams (NYSE: WMB) plans to announce its third-quarter 2020 financial results after the market closes on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. The company’s third-quarter 2020 earnings conference call and webcast with analysts and investors is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (8:30 a.m. Central Time). A limited number of phone lines will be available at (833) 350-1330. International callers should dial (778) 560-2598. The conference ID is 5398490.

A webcast link to the conference call will be provided on Williams’ website. A replay of the webcast will be available on the website for at least 90 days following the event.

Over the last 12 months, WMB stock dropped by -13.59%. The one-year The Williams Companies Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 19.49. The average equity rating for WMB stock is currently 1.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $24.62 billion, with 1.21 billion shares outstanding and 1.21 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 8.82M shares, WMB stock reached a trading volume of 10614043 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WMB shares is $24.48 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WMB stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Goldman have made an estimate for The Williams Companies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on October 15, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on July 15, 2020, representing the official price target for The Williams Companies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $20, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Neutral rating on WMB stock. On April 27, 2020, analysts increased their price target for WMB shares from 19 to 21.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Williams Companies Inc. is set at 0.66, with the Price to Sales ratio for WMB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.16. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.97, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.91. Price to Free Cash Flow for WMB in the course of the last twelve months was 13.34 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

WMB Stock Performance Analysis:

The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.40. With this latest performance, WMB shares dropped by -7.98% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 9.02% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -13.59% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WMB stock in for the last two-week period is set at 45.23, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 48.84, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.89 for The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 20.64, while it was recorded at 19.54 for the last single week of trading, and 19.45 for the last 200 days.

Insight into The Williams Companies Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] shares currently have an operating margin of +29.02 and a Gross Margin at +35.75. The Williams Companies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +10.55.

Return on Total Capital for WMB is now 6.16, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.45. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 6.17, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.84. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 168.35. Additionally, WMB Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 62.74, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 47.19. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 152.58, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 56.71.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] managed to generate an average of $179,759 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.25 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.17.The Williams Companies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, The Williams Companies Inc. posted 0.26/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.25/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WMB. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Williams Companies Inc. go to 3.70%.

The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $20,789 million, or 88.60% of WMB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WMB stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 121,337,499, which is approximately -9.584% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 104,202,414 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.05 billion in WMB stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.35 billion in WMB stock with ownership of nearly 1.969% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Williams Companies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 366 institutional holders increased their position in The Williams Companies Inc. [NYSE:WMB] by around 145,242,527 shares. Additionally, 404 investors decreased positions by around 130,395,969 shares, while 108 investors held positions by with 779,116,029 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,054,754,525 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WMB stock had 93 new institutional investments in for a total of 92,542,123 shares, while 91 institutional investors sold positions of 13,037,831 shares during the same period.

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