The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.63, or -1.98%, to $31.2. Volume reached 167,936 shares, with price reaching a high of $31.47 and a low of $31.06. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Tailwater Capital Announces Sale of NorTex Midstream Partners to Williams.
The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Oil & Gas Midstream industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $31.47 and fluctuated between $32.46 as its day high and $31.47 as its day low. The current market capitalization of The Williams Companies Inc. is $39.73B. A total of 8.12 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 7.62M shares.
Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, WMB has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 46 BUYs and 40 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,777,527 shares during that period but sold 984,762.
In the most recent transaction, Cowan Debbie L. sold 36,228 shares of WMB for 37.75 per share on Jun 08. After the transaction, the SVP & Chief HR Officer now owns 62,891 company shares. In a previous transaction on Apr 06, Hallam Scott A. sold 15,607 shares at 33.30 per share. WMB shares that SVP Transmission & Gulf of Mex owns now total 164,054.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Hallam Scott A. disposed of 12,838 shares on Mar 08 at a per-share price of $33.86. This resulted in the SVP Transmission & Gulf of Mex holding 179,661 shares of WMB after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Hallam Scott A. sold 10,913 shares at $33.39 per share on Mar 07. Company shares held by the SVP Transmission & Gulf of Mex now total 179,661.
The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. The Williams Companies Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.70, resulting in a dividend yield of 5.40%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.57. WMB’s most recent ex-dividend date was 09/08/2022 when it declared a $0.425 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 09/26/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 06/27/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 06/09/2022. The dividend was $0.425 per share in cash.
It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for WMB in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $38.26 with high estimates of $42.00 and low estimates of $30.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WMB has a high of $37.97 and a low of $24.69.
As of this writing, WMB has an earnings estimate of $0.39 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.43 per share and a lower estimate of $0.36. The company reported an EPS of $0.4 in the last quarter, which was 8.11% higher than expectations of $0.37.
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There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 23 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for WMB is Sell with a score of 4.20. A total of 13 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 7 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.