Are You Interested In Investing In The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB)? Check This Out First

At the last check on Friday, The Williams Companies Inc.’s (NYSE:WMB) stock was up $0.59, moving up 1.70 percent to $35.21. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 7,602,957 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.58 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 8,332,649, while in the previous 50 days, it was 8,553,592.


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Since last month, WMB stock retreated -0.49%. Shares of the company fell to $33.02 on 04/25/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $37.05 was reached on 05/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $23.53. Since the beginning of this year, WMB’s stock price has risen by 32.95% or $9.05, and marked a new high 29 times. However, the stock has declined by -4.97% since its 52-week high.

The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) last reported insider trading activity 37 days ago on Apr 06. Hallam Scott A., the SVP Transmission & Gulf of Mex of the company, disposed of 15,607 shares for $33.30 on Apr 06. It resulted in a $519,713 divestment by the insider. Hallam Scott A. sold 12,838 shares at an average price of $33.86 on Mar 08. The insider now owns 179,661 shares following the transaction. On Mar 07, SVP Transmission & Gulf of Mex Hallam Scott A. sold 10,913 shares at $33.39 apiece. The transaction was valued at $364,420.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) has a P/E ratio of about 28.75. The stock’s beta is 1.19. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.92, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.73, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 19.79 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.4250 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.4250. On Tuesday February 1 2022, a $0.0150 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, The Williams Companies Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.70, while its current ratio was 0.70, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 1.84, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.99. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 62.90% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 24.20%. Based on annual data, WMB earned $2.63 billion in gross profit and brought in $10.63 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 6.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 13.00%.

In The Williams Companies Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $20.8 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. WMB’s revenue rose 17.12% to $3.8 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.52 billion. While analysts expected The Williams Companies Inc. to report $0.35 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.41 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 17.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.17 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Williams Companies Inc. were 32.08 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $23.84 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.22 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Williams Companies Inc.’s (WMB) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 44.78%, the RSI 9-day stood at 51.71% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Williams Companies Inc. price is down by -4.31% percent or -$1.58. At present, WMB shares trade -1.21% below its 20-day simple moving average and +38.42% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +6.98% above its SMA50 and +37.88% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 39.84% and Stochastic coefficient D was 36.77%, while ATR was 1.18. Given the Stochastic reading of 44.08% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 52.91%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.60, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.28.

Analyst Ratings

The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, WMB is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate The Williams Companies Inc. stock as buy, with 15 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $38.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $33.00 – $42.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) will achieve an average price target of $37.81.

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