Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/7/17, Williams Cos Inc (Symbol: WMB) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.30, payable on 9/25/17. As a percentage of WMB's recent stock price of $30.25, this dividend works out to approximately 0.99%, so look for shares of Williams Cos Inc to trade 0.99% lower - all else being equal - when WMB shares open for trading on 9/7/17.
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 3.97% 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:
Looking at the chart above, WMB's low point in its 52 week range is $27.35 per share, with $32.69 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $30.24.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WMB makes up 11.00% of the MLP and Energy Infrastructure ETF (Symbol: MLPX) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.
In Tuesday trading, Williams Cos Inc shares are currently up about 0.7% on the day.
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