What Do Williams Companies’ Technical Indicators Indicate?
Williams Companies’ moving averages
Williams Companies (WMB) is currently trading 2.1% above its 50-day SMA (simple moving average) and 3.5% above its 200-day SMA. This could indicate a bullish sentiment.
When a stock’s price exceeds a particular moving average, it’s a bullish sign and vice versa. When a stock’s shorter moving average crosses over its longer moving average, it’s considered a “buy” signal for the stock.
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Williams Companies’ implied volatility
Williams Companies’ 30-day implied volatility of 23.2% is higher than the sector average of 16.3%. This can be attributed to Williams Partners’ (WPZ) high crude oil exposure through its NGL and Petchem business. However, WPZ’s commodity price exposure is expected to come down significantly after the sale of the Geismar Plant. For further details, please read Analyzing Williams Partners’ Geismar Olefins Plant Sale.
Based on the closing price of $30.32 on May 12 and assuming a normal distribution of prices, Williams Companies’ stock may trade in the range of $29.35–$31.29 for the week ending May 19, 2017. The price-range calculation in the above graph uses a standard deviation of 1, which means that the stock price is expected to be within this range 68% of the time.