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Morning Traders Watch: The Williams Companies, Inc., (WMB)

Friday February 24th 2017: The 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, The Williams Companies, Inc., WMB  has a market cap of 25.65 B. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, The Williams Companies, Inc., WMB performance year to date is 0.06%. Today The Williams Companies, Inc., WMB has gained 0.19%, with a current price of 31.22.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at 0.00%, with return on investment at 1.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Williams Companies, Inc., WMB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.58. While Total debt/equity is 2.58. With a profit margin of 0.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 74.60%, and operating margin of 7.10%. The Williams Companies, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year The Williams Companies, Inc., WMB has seen a EPS growth of 25.90%. A performance for the year of 40.17%. The 52-week high is -4.50%, and the 52-week low is 40.50%. The average volume for The Williams Companies, Inc., WMB is 53710.

With a target price of 33.37, can The Williams Companies, Inc., WMB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Williams Companies, Inc., WMB. The Williams Companies, Inc. has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 31.76. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. The Williams Companies, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.28 and 3.04 respectively. For P/cash, The Williams Companies, Inc. has a value of 40.13, while it is 41.16 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 31.22, The Williams Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.85%. We see a return on equity of 0.20%.

Looking more long-term The Williams Companies, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 0.93% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 25.90% for this year and for the last five years a -19.40% 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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