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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Williams Companies, Inc., WMB

Williams Companies, Inc., WMB is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Pipelines in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Williams Companies, Inc., WMB  has a market cap of 17843.48. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, Williams Companies, Inc., WMB performance year to date is -1.77%. Today Williams Companies, Inc., WMB has gained -0.11%, with a current price of 23.6.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -1.40%, with return on investment at -2.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Williams Companies, Inc., WMB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 4.16. While Total debt/equity is 4.36. With a profit margin of -9.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 77.60%, and operating margin of -16.60%. Williams Companies, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.5, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year Williams Companies, Inc., WMB has seen a EPS growth of -126.10%. A performance for the year of -50.20%. The 52-week high is -52.75%, and the 52-week low is 146.76%. The average volume for Williams Companies, Inc., WMB is 2903798.

With a target price of 29.27, can Williams Companies, Inc., WMB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Williams Companies, Inc., WMB. Williams Companies, Inc. has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 21.02. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Williams Companies, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.44 and 3.12 respectively. For P/cash, Williams Companies, Inc. has a value of 108.8, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 23.6, Williams Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 10.83%. We see a return on equity of -10.40%.

Looking more long-term Williams Companies, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 70.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 37.24% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -126.10% for this year and for the last five years a -44.60% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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