The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB) went up by 1.68% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $24.78. The company’s stock price has collected 3.34% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 8 hours ago that Williams Reports Strong First-Quarter Results and Record Volumes; Raises 2021 Guidance
Is It Worth Investing in The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE :WMB) Right Now?
The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 145.71 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for WMB is at 1.54. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 17 analysts out of 24 who provided ratings for The Williams Companies Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $26.73, which is $1.9 above the current price. WMB currently public float of 1.21B and currently shorts hold a 1.84% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of WMB was 8.23M shares.
WMB’s Market Performance
WMB stocks went up by 3.34% for the week, with a monthly jump of 3.64% and a quarterly performance of 16.35%, while its annual performance rate touched 33.53%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.68% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.73% for The Williams Companies Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 4.07% for WMB stocks with a simple moving average of 15.31% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of WMB
Credit Suisse, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WMB reach a price target of $27, previously predicting the price at $22. The rating they have provided for WMB stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on December 17th, 2020.
WMB Trading at 4.58% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought WMB to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -0.03% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 1.73%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.68%, as shares surge +4.29% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +9.41% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, WMB rose by +3.34%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +24.47% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $23.85. In addition, The Williams Companies Inc. saw 23.54% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WMB starting from Bennett Walter J, who sale 15,000 shares at the price of $23.01 back on Feb 23. After this action, Bennett Walter J now owns 165,338 shares of The Williams Companies Inc., valued at $345,150 using the latest closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for WMB
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +33.14 for the present operating margin
- +39.18 for the gross margin
The net margin for The Williams Companies Inc. stands at +2.73. The total capital return value is set at 6.73, while invested capital returns managed to touch 0.63. Equity return is now at value 1.70, with 0.50 for asset returns.
Based on The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB), the company’s capital structure generated 191.46 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 65.69. Total debt to assets is 48.75, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 184.18. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 63.01.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 6.43, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.45. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.74 and the total asset turnover is 0.16. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.62.