- WPZ has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $79.0 million.
- WPZ has traded 448,106 shares today.
- WPZ is trading at 2.52 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
- WPZ crossed below its 200-day simple moving average.
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The average volume for Williams Partners has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Williams has a market cap of $23.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. The stock has a beta of 0.50 and a short float of 3.7% with 3.14 days to cover. Shares are up 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. TheStreetRatings.com Analysis: TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Williams Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 6.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.6%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- 37.12% is the gross profit margin for WILLIAMS PARTNERS LP which we consider to be strong. Regardless of WPZ's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, WPZ's net profit margin of 12.70% compares favorably to the industry average.
- Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that the other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
- WILLIAMS PARTNERS LP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last two years. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, WILLIAMS PARTNERS LP reported lower earnings of $1.45 versus $1.94 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 34.5% in earnings ($0.95 versus $1.45).
- The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has decreased by 23.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $284.00 million to $217.00 million.
- You can view the full Williams Partners Ratings Report.