Williams Companies, Inc. (
) 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. (
) and National Grid Transco, PLC (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF (
- Guggenheim Multi-Asset Income ETF (
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%.