Does The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) Have Insiders Selling Shares?


As of Wednesday close, The Williams Companies Inc.’s (NYSE:WMB) stock was down -$0.38, moving down -1.11 percent to $33.83. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,634,420 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.06 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 6,349,335, while in the previous 50 days, it was 7,068,964.

Since last month, WMB stock rose 6.22%. Shares of the company fell to $30.93 on 10/25/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $37.97 was reached on 06/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $24.86. Since the beginning of this year, WMB’s stock price has risen by 29.92% or $7.79, and marked a new high 33 times. However, the stock has declined by -10.90% since its 52-week high.

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WMB stock investors should be aware that The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 3 days ago on Nov 22. Wilson Terrance Lane, the SVP & General Counsel of the company, disposed of 8,500 shares for $34.20 on Nov 22. It resulted in a $290,658 divestment by the insider. Wilson Terrance Lane sold 10,000 shares at an average price of $34.30 on Nov 14. The insider now owns 188,489 shares following the transaction. On Nov 11, SVP & General Counsel Wilson Terrance Lane sold 10,000 shares at $33.76 apiece. The transaction was valued at $337,600.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) has a P/E ratio of about 20.68. The stock’s beta is 1.25. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.62, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.65, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 11.07 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 June 29, The Williams Companies Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.80, while its current ratio was 0.90, 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 June 29 was 2.00, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.07. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 64.20% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 25.50%. 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 17.70%.

In The Williams Companies Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $22.53 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. WMB’s revenue rose 24.43% to $2.49 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.02 billion. While analysts expected The Williams Companies Inc. to report $0.37 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.33 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -10.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.34 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Williams Companies Inc. were 34.76 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $22.72 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 23.35%, the RSI 9-day stood at 56.90% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Williams Companies Inc. price is up by +0.18% percent or $0.06. At present, WMB shares trade +5.23% above its 20-day simple moving average and +12.17% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +1.14% above its SMA50 and +11.25% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 63.55% and Stochastic coefficient D was 51.74%, while ATR was 0.84. Given the Stochastic reading of 68.11% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 57.35%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.04, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.10.

Analyst Ratings

The Williams Companies Inc. downgraded its rating on The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) to a Sell in a note to investors on September 08, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, WMB is a sell, and 8 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate The Williams Companies Inc. stock as buy, with 13 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $38.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $30.00 – $42.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) will achieve an average price target of $37.48.


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