Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own. Advertiser Disclosure
How to buy Williams Companies stock
Learn how to easily invest in Williams Companies stock.
Williams Companies is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Williams Companies shares (WMB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Williams Companies employs 4,783 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.5 billion.
How to buy Williams Companies stock
- Open a stock trading account. Use our comparison table or choose from our Top Picks.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card and take advantage of any signup bonuses.
- Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol – WMB. It's that simple.
- Trade stocks and ETFs for $0 and no annual fee
- Minimum deposit of $10 required
- Get $10 when you sign up and deposit $100
- Commission-free trading
- Commission-free crypto
- No minimum account balance
- Trade stocks for $0 and no annual fee
- Start trading with a $0 minimum deposit
- Get up to $1,000 when you fund a new account within 30 days
What's in this guide?
- WMB shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is WMB stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is WMB suitable for ethical investing?
- Are WMB shares over-valued?
- Williams Companies's financials
- How volatile are WMB shares?
- Does Williams Companies pay a dividend?
- Have WMB shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Williams Companies stock price (NYSE: WMB)Use our graph to track the performance of WMB stocks over time.
Williams Companies shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$31.40|
|52-week range||$27.52 - $36.59|
|50-day moving average||$33.12|
|200-day moving average||$33.14|
|Wall St. target price||$37.61|
|Dividend yield||$1.685 (5.37%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.64|
Buy Williams Companies stocks from these brokeragesCompare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
*Signup bonus information updated weekly.
Information on this page is for educational purposes only. Finder is not an advisor or brokerage service, and we don't recommend investors to trade specific stocks or other investments.
Finder is not a client of any featured partner. We may be paid a fee for referring prospective clients to a partner, though it is not a recommendation to invest in any one partner.
Is it a good time to buy Williams Companies stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.
Williams Companies price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-19)||-1.66%|
|1 month (2022-12-23)||-5.76%|
|3 months (2022-10-26)||-2.33%|
|6 months (2022-07-26)||-6.38%|
|1 year (2022-01-26)||7.50%|
|2 years (2021-01-26)||46.46%|
|3 years (2020-01-24)||41.51%|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||32.53|
Is Williams Companies stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Williams Companies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Williams Companies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Williams Companies's P/E ratio
Williams Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Williams Companies shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Williams Companies's PEG ratio
Williams Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5454. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Williams Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Williams Companies's EBITDA
Williams Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Williams Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Williams Companies financials
|Revenue TTM||$11.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||25.27%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.83%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.75%|
|Market capitalisation||$38.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Williams Companies's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Williams Companies.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Williams Companies's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 28
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Williams Companies's overall score of 28 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 40th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Williams Companies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Williams Companies's environmental score
Environmental score: 17.62/100
Williams Companies's environmental score of 17.62 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Williams Companies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Williams Companies's social score
Social score: 11.06/100
Williams Companies's social score of 11.06 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Williams Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Williams Companies's governance score
Governance score: 8.81/100
Williams Companies's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Williams Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Williams Companies's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Williams Companies scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Williams Companies has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||28|
|Total ESG percentile||39.58|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||2|
Williams Companies share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 111.84% of net profits
Recently Williams Companies has paid out, on average, around 111.84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Williams Companies shareholders could enjoy a 5.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Williams Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $1.685 per share.
Williams Companies's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Williams Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 25 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Williams Companies's shares ever split?
Williams Companies's shares were split on a 10000:8152 basis on 2 January 2012. So if you had owned 8152 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Williams Companies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 18.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Williams Companies shares which in turn could have impacted Williams Companies's share price.
Williams Companies share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Williams Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.5219 up to $36.5941. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Williams Companies's is 1.2487. This would suggest that Williams Companies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Williams Companies overview
The Williams Companies, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. It operates through Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, Northeast G&P, West, and Gas & NGL Marketing Services segments. The Transmission & Gulf of Mexico segment comprises Transco and Northwest natural gas pipelines; and natural gas gathering and processing, and crude oil production handling and transportation assets in the Gulf Coast region, as well as various petrochemical and feedstock pipelines. The Northeast G&P segment engages in the midstream gathering, processing, and fractionation activities in the Marcellus Shale region primarily in Pennsylvania and New York, and the Utica Shale region of eastern Ohio. The West segment comprises gas gathering, processing, and treating operations in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado and Wyoming, the Barnett Shale region of north-central Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale region of South Texas, the Haynesville Shale region of northwest Louisiana, and the Mid-Continent region, which includes the Anadarko, Arkoma, and Permian basins; and operates natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation and storage facilities in central Kansas near Conway. The Gas & NGL Marketing Services segment provides wholesale marketing, trading, storage, and transportation of natural gas for natural gas utilities, municipalities, power generators, and producers; risk and asset management; and NGL marketing services.
Williams Companies in the news
Will Williams Companies, Inc. The (WMB) Beat Estimates Again in Its Next Earnings Report?
15 Biggest Natural Gas Pipeline Companies in the World
Want Better Returns? Don't Ignore These 2 Oils-Energy Stocks Set to Beat Earnings
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Williams Companies is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.299% of Williams Companies shares are held by insiders and 87.96% by institutions. How many people work for Williams Companies?
Latest data suggests 4,783 work at Williams Companies. When does the fiscal year end for Williams Companies?
Williams Companies's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Williams Companies based?
Williams Companies's address is: One Williams Center, Tulsa, OK, United States, 74172 What is Williams Companies's ISIN number?
Williams Companies's international securities identification number is: US9694571004 What is Williams Companies's CUSIP number?
Williams Companies's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 969457142
More guides on Finder
How to buy TXO Energy (TXO) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the TXO Energy IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Brera (BREA) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Brera IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to invest in the S&P 500
What you need to know about investing in the leading indicator for the overall US stock market.
How to buy IPO stock
Buying an IPO is as simple as buying any other stock, but not every trading platform offers IPO stocks.
How to buy Novo Integrated Sciences stock
Steps to owning and managing NVOS, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How do ETFs work?
Your simple and straightforward guide to ETFs, how they work and the different types available.
What is stock lending?
Find out how stock lending works, the extra income you could potentially earn and the risks you should be aware of. Plus, compare stock trading platforms that offer stock lending.
How to buy SONDORS (SODR) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the SONDORS IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Bullfrog AI Holdings (BFRG) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Bullfrog AI Holdings IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to research stocks
Learn about stock analysis and how to use it to find the right company to buy.
Ask an Expert