How Have The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) Insiders Been Trading?

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The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB) finished Thursday with an addition of $0.25 to close at $32.97, an upside of 0.76 percent. An average of 4,463,060 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. The last 20 days have seen an average of 6,397,180 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 6,452,828.

WMB stock has decreased by -3.93% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $31.81 on 12/16/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 06/03/22, shares of the company touched a low of $25.82 and a high of $37.97 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 33 times so far this year and achieved 26.61% or $6.93 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -13.17% from the 52-week high.


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Insider Transactions

WMB stock investors should be aware that The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 38 days ago on Nov 22. In this transaction, the insider spent $290,658. SVP & General Counsel, Wilson Terrance Lane, disposed of 10,000 shares at a price of $34.30 on Nov 14. The insider now owns more than $343,000 worth of shares. Prior to that, SVP & General Counsel Wilson Terrance Lane went on to Sale 10,000 shares at $33.76 each on Nov 11. An amount of $337,600 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.15. The stock’s beta is 1.24. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.48, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 3.56, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 10.64.

The company has a payout ratio of 76.70%. 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 September 29 was 0.80, and the current ratio was 0.90, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 2.00 and a total debt to equity ratio of 2.07 for the quarter ending September 29. 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 4.20%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended September 29, The Williams Companies Inc. had $22.53 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $599.0 million in the quarter, while revenues were grew 49.25%. The analyst consensus anticipated The Williams Companies Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.44 per share, but it turned out to be $0.49, a 11.40% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $1.34 billion. 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 29 December was 48.23%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 28.32%.

As of today, WMB’s price is $33.00 unch or $unch from its 5-day moving average. WMB is currently trading -4.99% lower than its 20-day SMA and +1.60% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +8.31% above the SMA50 and +6.22% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 51.12% and 56.42%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.78. With the 14-day stochastic at 48.74% and the average true range at 0.81, the RSI (14) stands at 48.58%. The stock has reached 0.29 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.07.

Analyst Ratings

Wells Fargo downgraded The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) to a an Equal weight rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Overweight. 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 10 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 2 analysts, while 11 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 $30.00 and $42.00, with a median target of $38.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) stock is $37.27.

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