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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 20910.44. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, Williams Companies, Inc., WMB performance year to date is 14.03%. Today Williams Companies, Inc., WMB has gained 3.50%, with a current price of 28.39.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -2.50%, 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 5.05. While Total debt/equity is 5.25. With a profit margin of -17.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 78.60%, and operating margin of -29.00%. Williams Companies, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Williams Companies, Inc., WMB has seen a EPS growth of -126.10%. A performance for the year of -38.71%. The 52-week high is -36.37%, and the 52-week low is 196.78%. The average volume for Williams Companies, Inc., WMB is 7748196.

With a target price of 27.33, 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 27.02. 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 2.9 and 4.27 respectively. For P/cash, Williams Companies, Inc. has a value of 154.89, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 28.39, Williams Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.92%. We see a return on equity of -20.40%.

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 60.35% 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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