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How Are Things Looking For The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) For The Short Term?

The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB) traded at $32.04 at close of the session on Wednesday, September 21, made an upward move of 0.66% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $31.83 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.22 with the day’s price range being $31.35 – $31.999. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 24.85. In terms of its 52-week price range, WMB has a high of $37.97 and a low of $24.69. The company’s stock has lost about -8.87% over that past 30 days.

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The Williams Companies Inc. has a market cap of $40.18 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on May 02, 2022 – May 06, 2022. With its Forward Dividend at 1.70 and a yield of 5.34%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the WMB stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.37, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $1.49 for 2022 and $1.6 for next year. These figures represent 9.60% and 7.40% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $2.72 billion, with a low of $2.54 billion and a high of $3.18 billion. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 31.30% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $11.36 billion, or 5.50% up from figures reported last year.

There have been 2 upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the WMB stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Sell.

Based on estimates by 23 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 7 have rated the The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) stock as a Hold, while 13 rate it as a Buy. 2 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 1 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the WMB stock currently stands at 2.74, and the current price level is -4.63% off its SMA20 and -3.72% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 42.26 while the volatility over the past week is 2.79% and jumps to 2.34% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.19, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.94. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $38.26, with the estimates having a low of $30.00 and a high of $42.00. These price ends are 6.37% and -31.09% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -21.72% if the WMB share price touches on the median price of $39.00.

Let’s briefly compare The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 0.66% and 27.47% over the past 12 months for WMB competes that of Enbridge Inc. (ENB), which has seen its stock price rise 0.64% in the last trading session and was 4.73% over the last one year. Another of its peers Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) has gained 0.66% previous session, and was 20.44% up over the past year, while TC Energy Corporation (TRP) was also up 0.89% in the last session, while its price remained in the red at -1.55% over the same period. The Williams Companies Inc. has a P/E ratio of 24.85 compared to Enbridge Inc.’s 22.28 and Enterprise Products Partners L.P.’s 11.72. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at 0.57% and 0.58%, respectively, at close of the trading.

Coming back to The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 7.62 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 8.73 million. Current shares outstanding are 1.22 billion.

The insiders hold 0.10% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 87.50%. The data shows that short shares as of Jul 14, 2022, stood at 22.16 million at a short ratio of 2.18. This represents a 1.82% short interest in shares outstanding on Jul 14, 2022. Shares short rose in July from the previous month at 19.08 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 22.24% up in year-to-date price movement.

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