The Insider Activity Report For The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB): Who’s Selling?


The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB) finished Thursday with a subtraction of -$0.31 to close at $31.16, a downside of -0.99 percent. An average of 8,471,840 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$1.67 in the past week, and it reached a new high 34 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 7,309,625 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 6,874,526.

WMB stock has decreased by -11.28% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $30.96 on 09/19/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 06/03/22, shares of the company touched a low of $24.86 and a high of $37.97 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 33 times so far this year and achieved 19.66% or $5.12 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -17.94% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

107 days have passed since The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) last reported insider trading activity. Cowan Debbie L., who is SVP & Chief HR Officer, most recently acquired $36,228 shares at $37.75 per share on Jun 08. In this transaction, the insider spent $1,367,612. SVP Transmission & Gulf of Mex, Hallam Scott A., disposed of 15,607 shares at a price of $33.30 on Apr 06. The insider now owns more than $519,713 worth of shares. Prior to that, SVP Transmission & Gulf of Mex Hallam Scott A. went on to Sale 12,838 shares at $33.86 each on Mar 08. An amount of $434,695 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.32. The stock’s beta is 1.19. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.66, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 3.39, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 18.66.

The company has a payout ratio of 129.90%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.4250 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.0150 reported on Tuesday February 1 2022.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of The Williams Companies Inc. for the three months ended March 30 was 0.60, and the current ratio was 0.60, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.86 and a total debt to equity ratio of 2.03 for the quarter ending March 30. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.63 billion compared to revenue of $10.63 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 3.30%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended March 30, The Williams Companies Inc. had $20.8 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $400.0 million in the quarter, while revenues were shrunk -6.25%. The analyst consensus anticipated The Williams Companies Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.35 per share, but it turned out to be $0.31, a -11.40% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $993.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $1.22 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 22 September was 32.98%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 34.27%.

As of today, WMB’s price is $31.64 -5.09% or -$1.67 from its 5-day moving average. WMB is currently trading -12.42% lower than its 20-day SMA and -9.13% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +0.06% above the SMA50 and +14.06% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 15.64% and 19.77%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.95. With the 14-day stochastic at 5.97% and the average true range at 0.94, the RSI (14) stands at 37.16%. The stock has reached -0.86 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -1.09.

Analyst Ratings

Goldman downgraded The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) to a a Sell rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Neutral. The consensus rating for The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 1 brokerage firm advise that investors sell WMB, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 2 analysts, while 13 others rate it as a “buy”.


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