What Technical Indicators Show About WMB (WMB)?

The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of $0.0 to close at $28.93, a downside of 0.00 percent. An average of 10,063,240 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $1.87 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 9,700,370 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 8,135,360.

WMB stock has increased by 16.89% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $24.62 on 09/20/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 10/12/21, shares of the company touched a low of $18.26 and a high of $29.02 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -0.31% from the 52-week high.


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Insider Transactions

6 days have passed since The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) last reported insider trading activity. Bennett Walter J, who is SVP Gathering & Processing, most recently acquired $43,975 shares at $28.00 per share on Oct 08. In this transaction, the insider spent $1,231,300. SVP Gathering & Processing, Bennett Walter J, disposed of 15,000 shares at a price of $23.01 on Feb 23. The insider now owns more than $345,150 worth of shares.

Valuation Metrics

The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 30.55, which compares with the 18.90 for the broader industry and 19.70 for the sector. In the last five years, The Williams Companies Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 373.35 and 8.232. The stock’s beta is 1.47. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.85, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 3.06, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 22.18.

The Williams Companies Inc. pays a $1.64 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 5.67%. The company has a payout ratio of 170.80%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 27, and it was $0.41 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 5 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.01 reported on Tuesday January 26 2021. Dividends have grown by 33.33% each year over the last three years.

The Williams Companies Inc. will next go ex-dividend on 13-Dec. The next dividend payment The Williams Companies Inc. will make is expected to be $0.41.

The quick ratio of The Williams Companies Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 0.60, and the current ratio was 0.70, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.84 and a total debt to equity ratio of 2.02 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 71.00% against a 5-year average of 52.3%. The Williams Companies Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 55.89%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 26.80%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.2 billion compared to revenue of $7.72 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, The Williams Companies Inc.’s return on assets was 2.60%, compared to 1.2% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 3.20%, and the 5-year average is 4.3%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 9.80% and the 5-year average holds at 5.8%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.45 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated The Williams Companies Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.28 per share, but it turned out to be $0.27, a -3.60% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $1.08 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $1.21 billion.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 83.07%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 18.31%.

As of today, WMB’s price is $28.49 +6.91% or $1.87 from its 5-day moving average. WMB is currently trading +12.13% higher than its 20-day SMA and +9.62% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +15.17% above the SMA50 and +43.64% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 95.28% and 94.76%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.62. With the 14-day stochastic at 97.56% and the average true range at 0.60, the RSI (14) stands at 77.36%. The stock has reached 0.99 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 1.67.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell WMB, while 5 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 2 analysts, while 18 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is WMB’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $27.00 and $32.00, with a median target of $29.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) stock is $29.26.

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