| Williams Companies is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting North America's hydrocarbon resource plays to markets for natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) through its gas pipeline and midstream business. Co.'s segments are: Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, which includes Co.'s subsidiary, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC, an interstate natural gas pipeline that extends from the Gulf of Mexico to the eastern seaboard; Northeast G&P, which includes Co.'s natural gas gathering, compression, processing, and NGL fractionation businesses; and West, which includes Co.'s interstate natural gas pipeline. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of WMB's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of WMB shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like WMB versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching WMB by allowing them to research WMB shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.