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Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 21847.64. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Williams Partners L.P. is 36.75 (with a change from open of -0.70%), this in conjunction with a target price of 55. Volume today has so far reached 185314, with an average volume of about 1892.12. The GAP for this stock, is 1.12%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 32.94. The current EPS for Williams Partners L.P., is -3.65, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -421.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 44.95%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Williams Partners L.P., EPS is looking like it will grow 524.16% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.00%. Quarter over quarter is -446.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -5.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -44.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 74.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 57.96% and institutional ownership is 36.30%. Shares outstanding is 596.93, while shares float is at a value of 242.15. Float short for Williams Partners L.P. is 4.29% and the short ratio is 5.5.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.05. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 78.60% and their operating margin is -20.50%. The profit margin is -30.70%.

Williams Partners L.P. has seen returns on assets of -4.60%, and on investment, -2.40%. Return on equity is -10.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.05, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.15 and Price/cash is 216.31, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 0.63% and 36.44% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.94% and the 52 week low is 205.36%.

Williams Partners L.P. has a dividend yield of 9.29%, with a current price of 36.75. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Oil & Gas Pipelines, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Williams Partners L.P. is based in USA.

Performance in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry means that Williams Partners L.P. has seen performance for the past week of -3.81%, with performance for the month coming to 1.78%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 15.06%, and for the half year the performance is 6.99%. Volatility for this week is 2.73% and for the month this is 2.72%.

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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