Williams Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (WPZ)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Williams Partners (NYSE: WPZ) is tomorrow, January 30, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 83 cents per share. At a price of $51.01 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.6%.

The average volume for Williams has been 752,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Williams has a market cap of $17.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Williams Partners L.P., an energy infrastructure company, focuses on connecting North America's hydrocarbon resource plays to growing markets for natural gas and natural gas liquids. It operates in two segments, Gas Pipeline and Midstream Gas & Liquids. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Williams as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Williams Ratings Report.

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