Dividend Growth of Williams Companies, Inc. (The)(WMB)

Williams Companies (The)(WMB) is having a Dividend Yield of 2.76% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $1.68. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.2. Williams Companies (The) has a 5 year average dividend yield of 5.25% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.8. Williams Companies (The)(WMB) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 1.86 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 2.57. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Williams Companies (The)(WMB) is at the rate of 8.43% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.1. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 3.45% or 1 points. After the session commenced at $29.1, the stock reached the higher end at $29.2 while it hit a low of $27.96. With the volume soaring to 11,752,910 shares, the last trade was called at $27.99. The company has a 52-week high of $32.69. The company has a market cap of $23,114 million and there are 825,794,740 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $13.81. The Williams Companies, Inc. has lost 2.37% in the last five trading days and dropped 1.24% in the last 4 weeks. The Williams Companies, Inc. has dropped 9.04% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -10.12%.

Currently the company Insiders own 0.53% of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 80.63% of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -30.66%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Nov 9, 2016, Rory Lee Miller (Sr. Vice President) sold 40,000 shares at 29.35 per share price.On Nov 4, 2016, Ted T Timmermans (Vice President and Controller) sold 500 shares at 28.32 per share price.On Nov 2, 2016, Stephen I Chazen (director) purchased 5,000 shares at 28.23 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Williams Companies Inc was Initiated by Deutsche Bank on Feb 10, 2017 to Hold, Price Target of the shares are set at $32.Williams Companies Inc was Initiated by Credit Suisse to Outperform on Jan 26, 2017. Williams Companies Inc was Upgraded by Jefferies to Buy on Jan 23, 2017. Williams Companies Inc was Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jan 11, 2017 to Outperform, Lowers Price Target to $ 33 from a previous price target of $39 .Williams Companies Inc was Downgraded by Jefferies to Hold on Jan 10, 2017.

Williams Companies Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 15, 2017. The company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.02. Analyst had a consensus of $0.19.Analysts expectations of $ 1912.04.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.01 EPS.

Williams Companies moves, manages and markets a variety of energy products, including natural gas, liquid hydrocarbons, petroleum and electricity. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Williams operations span the energy value chain from wellhead to burner tip.


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