Williams About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (WMB)


Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/12/14, Williams Cos Inc (Symbol: WMB) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.4025, payable on 3/31/14. As a percentage of WMB's recent stock price of $42.43, this dividend works out to approximately 0.95%, so look for shares of Williams Cos Inc to trade 0.95% lower - all else being equal - when WMB shares open for trading on 3/12/14.


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WMB is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.79% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WMB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Williams Cos Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, WMB's low point in its 52 week range is $31.25 per share, with $42.94 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $42.41.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WMB makes up 9.96% of the MLP and Energy Infrastructure ETF (Symbol: MLPX) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Williams Cos Inc shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , Investing Ideas

Referenced Stocks: WMB , MLPX

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