Barclays upgraded shares of Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. Williams Companies presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $32.38. The company has a market cap of $31.30 billion, a PE ratio of 41.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.16 and a beta of 1.50. In other Williams Companies news, SVP Terrance Lane Wilson acquired 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 2nd.
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Sunday, January 06
Date: 06 Jan 19 Time: 18:32
Williams Companies $WMB Technical Update – Stock Traders Daily NEWS
Our Disruptive Tactical Strategies can work regardless of market direction or economic conditions. January 06, 2019, BY Thomas H. Kee Jr - Editor, Stock Traders Daily | Subscribe to RSS. We have day, swing, and longer-term trading plans for WMB, and 1300 other stocks too, updated in real time for our trial subscribers. The data below is a snapshot, but updates are available now.
Monday, December 31
Date: 31 Dec 18 Time: 13:16
Better Buy: Kinder Morgan vs. Williams Companies
Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) and Williams Companies(NYSE: WMB) have strikingly similar dividend histories, with each taking a knife to their disbursement in 2016. Just 45 days later, on Dec. 4, it announced that it could afford to pay the dividend but that that cash could "alternatively" be used to support growth efforts. This was a vastly different situation from what transpired at Kinder Morgan. And, when Williams announced the cut, it stated that the plan was for dividend growth to resume in 2018. KMI Dividend Per Share (Quarterly) data by YCharts. Although a dividend cut is never a welcome event, the actions Williams decided on during a difficult and complex period look far better in hindsight than the moves Kinder Morgan chose to make.
Tuesday, December 25
Date: 25 Dec 18 Time: 12:31
Williams Companies Stock May Offer a Handsome Upside
Of the 22 Reuters-surveyed analysts tracking Williams Companies (WMB) stock, seven recommend “strong buy,” 11 recommend “buy,” and four recommend “hold.” Their median target price of $32.40 implies a 12-month upside of 48% for the stock based on its current price of $21.80. Jefferies cut WMB’s price target to $32 on December 20 and recommends “buy.”.
Monday, December 24
Date: 24 Dec 18 Time: 22:10
A Look at Williams Companies’ Implied Volatility
On December 20, Williams Companies (WMB) stock’s implied volatility was 35%, higher than its 15-day average of 30%. Rising implied volatility is generally associated with stock prices falling, which can indicate investor unease.
Date: 24 Dec 18 Time: 20:40
How Williams Companies Stock Is Valued Compared with Peers
Williams Companies (WMB) stock is currently trading at a forward EV1-to-EBITDA multiple of 9.8x based on its estimated earnings for 2019, and its five-year historical average multiple is ~18x. As peers’ average forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple is ~11.0x, Williams Companies looks cheap compared to them and its historical average. Analysts expect Williams Companies’ earnings to grow ~10% next year, more than many of its peers’.
Date: 24 Dec 18 Time: 19:06
Williams Companies Stock Reaches the ‘Oversold’ Zone
Williams Companies (WMB) stock has fallen more than 15% in the last two months and is currently trading at a 52-week low. Meanwhile, crude oil prices have slumped, weakening the energy (XLE) sector. Williams Companies stock is trading at $21.80, almost 13% and 19% below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $24.90 and $26.90, respectively.
Sunday, December 09
Date: 09 Dec 18 Time: 14:12
Better Buy: Enbridge vs. Williams Companies
That slump has pushed the dividend yields of these pipeline giants even higher, with Enbridge's currently around 6.3% while Williams Companies' payout is roughly 5.4%. For some investors, Enbridge's higher yield alone would tilt the scale in its favor as the better buy. However, it's vital that income-seekers drill down a lot deeper than a stock's current yield before adding it to their portfolio. Here's a closer look at the metrics that matter, which, in the end, still have Enbridge coming out ahead. Further, Enbridge expects leverage to improve closer to four times by 2020, comfortably below its five times target, while Williams sees leverage declining to about 4.75 times next year. That will enable Williams Companies to increase its dividend by 10% to 15% next year, with a more moderate pace likely starting in 2020, though the company does have a large supply of expansion projects in development, which could give it the fuel to grow its payout at a faster pace.
Sunday, December 02
Date: 02 Dec 18 Time: 08:40
Toronto Dominion Bank Purchases 399,224 Shares of Williams Companies Inc (WMB) – Marea Informative
Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its position in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) by 75.0% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 931,266 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 399,224 shares during the quarter. In other news, Director Kathleen B. Cooper sold 9,760 shares of Williams Companies stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 29th. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.04 EPS. As a group, analysts predict that Williams Companies Inc will post 0.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Key Stats & Ratios
|Quaterly Earnings Growth||290.90%|
|Quaterly Revenue Growth||21.80%|
|Revenue per share||9.93|
|Earnings||20 Feb 14:30|