At the time of writing, The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] stock is trading at $28.82, up 0.14%. One of the good ways to gauge the recent performance is if the stock’s short-term value is rising or falling. The WMB shares have lost -3.58% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -9.71%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.
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On 27, February 2023, Williams Prices $1.50 Billion of Senior Notes. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, Williams (NYSE: WMB) announced today that it has priced a public offering of $750 million of its 5.400% Senior Notes due 2026 at a price of 99.907 percent of par and $750 million of its 5.650% Senior Notes due 2033 at a price of 99.891 percent of par. The expected settlement date for the offering is March 2, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.
From an analyst’s perspective:
The Williams Companies Inc. [NYSE: WMB] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on February 28, 2023, when Argus downgraded its rating to a Hold. Previously, Bernstein downgraded its rating to Mkt Perform on February 27, 2023, and dropped its price target to $34. On January 18, 2023, downgrade downgraded it’s rating to Equal Weight but maintained its price target of $37 on the stock. Wells Fargo downgraded its rating to a Equal Weight. Citigroup initiated its recommendation with a Neutral and recommended $36 as its price target on December 09, 2022. Goldman downgraded its rating to Sell for this stock on September 08, 2022, and downed its price target to $30.
For the past year, the stock price of The Williams Companies Inc. fluctuated between $28.17 and $37.97. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $37.12 within the next 12 months. The Williams Companies Inc. [NYSE: WMB] shares were valued at $28.82 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 28.8% based on the average WMB price forecast.
Analyzing the WMB fundamentals
According to The Williams Companies Inc. [NYSE:WMB], the company’s sales were 2.83 billion in the recent quarter, which represents an -10.00% plunge.
Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 28.28 points at the first support level, and at 27.75 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 29.13, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 29.43.
The Williams Companies Inc. [WMB] reported earnings per share of $0.49 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 9/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.44/share, meaning a difference of $0.05 and a surprise factor of 11.40%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 6/29/2022 were $0.33 per share as compared to estimates of $0.37 per share, a difference of -$0.04 representing a surprise of -10.80%.
Ratios To Look Out For
It is important to note that The Williams Companies Inc. [NYSE:WMB] has a current ratio of 0.80.
Transactions by insiders
We now turn our attention to insider trading, which in the past 3 months has resulted in 9 insider buyings of 442,538 shares and 9 insider sellings of 193,702 shares. Recent insider trading involved BERGSTROM STEPHEN W, Director, that happened on Mar 14 when 6895.0 shares were purchased. Director, SPENCE WILLIAM H completed a deal on Mar 14 to buy 5000.0 shares. Meanwhile, Director Smith Murray D bought 400.0 shares on Mar 14.