- WMB has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $246.1 million.
- WMB has traded 2.0 million shares today.
- WMB is trading at 2.50 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
- WMB crossed below its 200-day simple moving average.
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The average volume for Williams Companies has been 6.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Williams Companies has a market cap of $41.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. The stock has a beta of 0.74 and a short float of 2.6% with 3.41 days to cover. Shares are up 42.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.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 Companies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 6.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 27.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 1010.00% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 53.72% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Although WMB had significant growth over the past year, our hold rating indicates that we do not recommend additional investment in this stock at the current time.
- Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, WILLIAMS COS INC has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
- The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 2.29 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.43, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.
- Net operating cash flow has decreased to $345.00 million or 35.99% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
- You can view the full Williams Companies Ratings Report.