It’s been a crucial week for The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB); here’s what analysts have to say.

June 21, 2018 - By Tina Thibodeau

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.25, from 0.89 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 61 investors sold The Williams Companies, Inc. shares while 189 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 209 raised stakes. 694.75 million shares or 0.17% more from 693.56 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Gradient Investments Limited Co has invested 0% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Ent invested in 612 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Prentiss Smith reported 0.02% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Asset Management owns 51,700 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Clinton Inc invested in 47,427 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Aureus Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.05% stake. Hsbc Plc holds 0.03% or 728,460 shares in its portfolio. Bollard Gp Ltd Liability Corp reported 0% stake. Johnson Grp Inc reported 0% stake. Principal Financial Grp Inc Inc accumulated 1.24M shares. Cohen & Steers Inc holds 310,053 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Marshall Wace Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 19,294 shares. Raymond James Fin Serv Advsrs reported 0.02% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Jones Collombin Investment Counsel holds 0% or 169 shares. Camarda Financial Advsr Lc holds 0.02% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) or 675 shares.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 4 selling transactions for $1.30 million activity. The insider Scheel James E. sold 26,915 shares worth $888,195. CHAZEN STEPHEN I also bought $106,826 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares. Shares for $113,244 were sold by Cooper Kathleen B.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Williams Companies had 15 analyst reports since January 5, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Scotia Capital given on Friday, May 18. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Friday, March 9 to “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Seaport Global with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 25. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, January 12. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 25. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, March 27 by Bernstein. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, March 27. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, April 17. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, January 17. Below is a list of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) latest ratings and price target changes.

18/05/2018 Broker: Scotia Capital Rating: Buy Upgrade
25/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $34.0000 Maintain
25/04/2018 Broker: Seaport Global Rating: Buy New Target: $28.0000 Initiate
20/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $29 Initiates Coverage On
17/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $35 New Target: $31 Maintain
27/03/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $35 New Target: $33 Maintain
27/03/2018 Broker: Bernstein Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
09/03/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
09/03/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $36.0 Upgrade
02/03/2018 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $37 New Target: $36 Maintain

The stock increased 0.11% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $27.74. About 263,507 shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has declined 9.61% since June 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.18% the S&P500.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure firm primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $22.96 billion. The firm operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL & Petchem Services, and Other divisions. It has a 10.59 P/E ratio. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area.

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