The Williams Companies Inc. [NYSE: WMB] surged by $0.09 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $34.03 during the day while it closed the day at $33.54. The company report on July 26, 2022 that Williams Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend.
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Williams’ (NYSE: WMB) board of directors has approved a regular dividend of $0.425 per share, or $1.70 annualized, on the company’s common stock, payable on Sept. 26, 2022, to holders of record at the close of business on Sept. 9, 2022.
This is a 3.7% increase from Williams’ third-quarter 2021 quarterly dividend of $0.41 per share, paid in September 2021.
The Williams Companies Inc. stock has also gained 3.68% of its value over the past 7 days. However, WMB stock has declined by -1.06% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 18.64% and gained 28.80% year-on date.
The market cap for WMB stock reached $40.94 billion, with 1.22 billion shares outstanding and 1.21 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 8.82M shares, WMB reached a trading volume of 5671421 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $37.65 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 2.00. 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.
Truist have made an estimate for The Williams Companies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on May 02, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup dropped their target price from $28 to $27. The new note on the price target was released on December 17, 2021, representing the official price target for The Williams Companies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $29, while Wolfe Research analysts kept a Peer Perform rating on WMB stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for The Williams Companies Inc. is set at 1.02, with the Price to Sales ratio for WMB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.88. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.62, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.49. Price to Free Cash Flow for WMB in the course of the last twelve months was 19.62 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.
WMB stock trade performance evaluation
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 3.68. With this latest performance, WMB shares gained by 11.61% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 18.64% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 31.07% 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 60.60, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 70.64, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.40 for The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 33.42, while it was recorded at 32.85 for the last single week of trading, and 31.03 for the last 200 days.
The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB]: An insightful look at the core 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 +24.15 and a Gross Margin at +29.37. The Williams Companies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +14.35.
Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 13.08, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.16.
The Williams Companies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] stock
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 7.09%.
The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $34,777 million, or 86.90% of WMB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WMB stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 122,908,600, which is approximately 6.263% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 113,613,075 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.8 billion in WMB stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $2.95 billion in WMB stock with ownership of nearly 5.127% 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 619 institutional holders increased their position in The Williams Companies Inc. [NYSE:WMB] by around 69,483,547 shares. Additionally, 419 investors decreased positions by around 76,277,634 shares, while 173 investors held positions by with 893,920,846 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,039,682,027 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WMB stock had 163 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,575,595 shares, while 98 institutional investors sold positions of 6,148,581 shares during the same period.