How Does Wall Street Rate Shares Of The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB)?


The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB) saw an upside of 0.70% to close Monday at $31.68 after adding $0.22 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 7,415,940 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $33.08 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 5,871,485 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 6,360,660.

WMB’s 1-month performance is -2.07% or -$1.64 on its low of $31.37 reached on 01/20/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $27.32 and high of $37.97, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/17/23. YTD, WMB has lost -3.71% or -$1.22 and has reached a new high 4 times. However, the current price is down -16.57% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

WMB stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Nov 22.Wilson Terrance Lane (SVP & General Counsel) most recently sold 8,500 shares at $34.20 per share on Nov 22. This transaction cost the insider $290,658. SVP & General Counsel, Wilson Terrance Lane, sold 10,000 shares at a price of $34.30 on Nov 14. Then, on Nov 11, SVP & General Counsel Wilson Terrance Lane sold 10,000 shares at a price of $33.76 per share. This transaction amounted to $337,600.

Valuation Metrics

WMB stock has a beta of 1.24. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 3.47 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.42, with the price to cash flow ratio at 10.62.

The Williams Companies Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.80, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.90. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 2.00, while the total debt to equity was 2.07. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 64.20%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $2.63 billion against revenue of $10.63 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 49.25% to $599.0 million, while revenue of $400.0 million was 33.22% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected WMB to announce $0.37 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.33, representing a -10.80% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.34 billion. WMB stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 34.76 billion, with total debt at $22.72 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $1.22 billion.

Let’s look briefly at The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 23 January was 39.57% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 23.47%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $31.91, reflecting a -3.44% or -$1.13 change from its current price. WMB is currently trading -3.91% above its 20-day SMA, -10.10% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by -6.71% and SMA200 by-3.94%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 16.89% and 19.76% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.71. The RSI (14) points at 41.92%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 18.18% with the period’s ATR at 0.73. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.52 and -0.57 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB), Barclays downgraded it to an Equal weight rating. They previously had an Overweight rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for WMB stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate WMB as a “sell,”, while 10 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 11 have offered a “buy” rating.


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