Williams Companies Reaches New 52-Week High (WMB)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $38.03, above its previous 52-week high of $38 with 286,875 shares traded as of 9:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 6.9 million shares over the past 30 days.

Williams Companies has a market cap of $25.53 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 14.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.6, 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 compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Williams Companies Ratings Report.

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