Williams Companies Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (WMB)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) is tomorrow, December 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 33 cents per share. At a price of $32.43 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4%.

The average volume for Williams Companies has been 5.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Williams Companies has a market cap of $20.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 31, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Williams Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Williams Companies Ratings Report.

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