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Market Update: Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) – Williams Announces 2016 Annual Meeting Date

[Business Wire] – The Williams Companies, Inc. today announced that its 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Read more on this. Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) , currently valued at $15.80B, started the session at $20.55. Shares have traded today between $20.45 and $21.11 per share with its 52-week range being $10.22 to $58.77. Williams (WMB) shares are currently priced at 27.50x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively expensive compared to the industry’s -12.83x earnings multiple for the same period. The company pays shareholders $2.56 per share annually in dividends, yielding 12.74%. Consensus earnings for the current quarter by the 5 sell-side analysts covering the stock is an estimate of $0.24 per share, which would be $0.09 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.01 sequential increase. The full-year EPS estimate is $0.74, which would be a $0.20 better than last year. The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $1.79 Billion. If realized, that would be a 2.72% decrease over the year-ago quarter. Recently, Raymond James downgraded WMB from Outperform to Mkt Perform (May 6, 2016). Previously, Jefferies upgraded WMB from Hold to Buy. The average price target for WMB shares by the analysts covering it is $26.88, which is 30.80% above where the stock opened. See more in (NYSE:WMB) Similar Articles: Stock Update: Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) – Williams Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results Market Update: Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) – Williams Announces Filing of Its Annual Report on Form 10-K Company Update: Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) – Williams and Williams Partners Announce 2016 Capital and Financing Plan, Cost Reductions and Fourth Quarter Operational Update
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