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The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) Shares Up Despite Recent Market Volatility

The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB)’s stock price has increased by 0.14 compared to its previous closing price of 28.78. Nevertheless, the company has seen a -3.58% plunge in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 11/08/22 that For EVs, solar tax breaks and climate change, here are the midterm elections that matter

Is It Worth Investing in The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) Right Now?

The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 17.23x. and a 36-month beta value of 1.19. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 9 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 11 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price predicted for The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) by analysts is $37.12, which is $8.49 above the current market price. The public float for WMB is 1.14B, and at present, short sellers hold a 1.76% of that float. On March 17, 2023, the average trading volume of WMB was 7.02M shares.

WMB’s Market Performance

WMB stock saw a decrease of -3.58% in the past week, with a monthly decline of -9.71% and a quarterly a decrease of -14.71%. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.30%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.31% for The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -5.32% for WMB stock, with a simple moving average of -11.03% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of WMB

Bernstein, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WMB reach a price target of $34, previously predicting the price at $37. The rating they have provided for WMB stocks is “Mkt Perform” according to the report published on February 27th, 2023.

Barclays gave a rating of “Equal Weight” to WMB, setting the target price at $37 in the report published on January 18th of the current year.

WMB Trading at -8.10% 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 -24.10% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.31%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.30%, as shares sank -10.22% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -10.36% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, WMB fell by -3.58%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -23.06% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $30.27. In addition, The Williams Companies Inc. saw -12.40% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WMB starting from BERGSTROM STEPHEN W, who purchase 6,895 shares at the price of $29.00 back on Mar 14. After this action, BERGSTROM STEPHEN W now owns 123,738 shares of The Williams Companies Inc., valued at $199,955 using the latest closing price.

SPENCE WILLIAM H, the Director of The Williams Companies Inc., purchase 5,000 shares at $29.61 during a trade that took place back on Mar 14, which means that SPENCE WILLIAM H is holding 48,521 shares at $148,043 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for WMB

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +29.31 for the present operating margin
  • +34.84 for the gross margin

The net margin for The Williams Companies Inc. stands at +18.05. Equity return is now at value 18.10, with 4.30 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.78.


To sum up, The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) has seen a bad performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.