Market Analysts see The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] falling to $27. Time to buy?



The Williams Companies Inc. [NYSE: WMB] traded at a high on 01/07/22, posting a 2.08 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $28.01. The company report on January 6, 2022 that Williams Delivers Record Volumes Driven by Continued Transco Expansions.

Williams (NYSE: WMB) announced today that it recently delivered a record amount of natural gas on its Transco interstate pipeline, providing essential and reliable service to natural gas distribution companies, electric power generators, LNG exporters and other customers located along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast.

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Transco, the nation’s largest-volume natural gas transmission system, delivered a record-breaking 17.15 million dekatherms (MMdt) on Jan. 3, 2022. The new peak-day mark surpasses the previous high that was set on Feb. 20, 2020. While extreme winter weather usually coincides with peak-day deliveries, the volume record this week was due to continued expansions on Transco to serve the growing demands for U.S. natural gas.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 8911762 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of The Williams Companies Inc. stands at 2.28% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.09%.

The market cap for WMB stock reached $33.34 billion, with 1.22 billion shares outstanding and 1.21 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.95M shares, WMB reached a trading volume of 8911762 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about 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 $31.35 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 2.10. 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.

Citigroup have made an estimate for The Williams Companies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on December 17, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on October 19, 2021, representing the official price target for The Williams Companies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $31, while BofA Securities analysts kept a Buy rating on WMB stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Williams Companies Inc. is set at 0.62, with the Price to Sales ratio for WMB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.52. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.05, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.18. Price to Free Cash Flow for WMB in the course of the last twelve months was 34.09 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

How has WMB stock performed recently?

The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.57. With this latest performance, WMB shares gained by 1.34% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 5.70% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 31.50% 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 66.27, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.20, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.17 for The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 27.29, while it was recorded at 27.10 for the last single week of trading, and 26.12 for the last 200 days.

The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB]: Deeper insight into the 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 +33.14 and a Gross Margin at +39.18. The Williams Companies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.73.

Return on Total Capital for WMB is now 6.73, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.63. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 1.68, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.45. 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 191.46. Additionally, WMB Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 65.69, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 48.75. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 184.18, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 63.01.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] managed to generate an average of $44,524 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.74 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.16.The Williams Companies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.60.

Earnings analysis for The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB]

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 2.00%.

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Insider trade positions for The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB]

There are presently around $28,679 million, or 86.10% of WMB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WMB stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 110,007,084, which is approximately 1.225% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 100,177,472 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.81 billion in WMB stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $2.35 billion in WMB stock with ownership of nearly 3.197% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Williams Companies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 488 institutional holders increased their position in The Williams Companies Inc. [NYSE:WMB] by around 56,842,609 shares. Additionally, 362 investors decreased positions by around 46,715,937 shares, while 177 investors held positions by with 920,318,830 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,023,877,376 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WMB stock had 95 new institutional investments in for a total of 13,122,888 shares, while 69 institutional investors sold positions of 4,823,572 shares during the same period.