Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2012

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Williams Companies, Inc. ( WMB ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.325 per share scheduled for December 24, 2012. Shareholders who purchased WMB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $32.84, the dividend yield is 3.96%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WMB was $32.84, representing a -12.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $37.56 and a 25.3% increase over the 52 week low of $26.21.

WMB is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Enterprise Products Partners L.P. ( EPD ) and National Grid Transco, PLC ( NGG ). WMB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.42. Zacks Investment Research reports WMB's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -6.13%, compared to an industry average of -7.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WMB Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to WMB through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WMB as a top-10 holding:

  • Utilities HOLDRS Trust ( UTHYL )
  • Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF ( FRAK )
  • Guggenheim Multi-Asset Income ETF ( CVY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FRAK with an increase of 6.7% over the last 100 days. UTHYL has the highest percent weighting of WMB at 5.5%.



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.



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Referenced Stocks: CVY , EPD , FRAK , NGG , UTHYL , WMB

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