Big Money Sentiment Indicator of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) Increases in 2018 Q1 to 1.14

June 27, 2018 - By Arnold Ferreira

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“Big money” Positions

In Q1 2018 Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) big money sentiment increased to 1.14, according to SEC filings. That’s up 0.25, from 2017Q4’s 0.89. 286 investment managers opened new and increased positions, while 250 sold and decreased their stakes in Williams Companies Inc so the sentiment has improved. Funds own 694.75 million shares, up from 693.56 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Williams Companies Inc in top 10 decreased from 13 to 10 for a decrease of 3. 61 Investors Sold All; 189 Reduced Holdings; 209 increased stakes while 77 investment managers bought stakes.

Significant Williams Companies Inc Shareholders

As of Q1 2018 Rare Infrastructure Ltd has 10.14% invested in Williams Companies Inc. As of Q1 2018, 3.63 million shares of Williams Companies Inc are owned by King Street Capital Management L.P.. Trust Asset Management Llc reported 769,519 shares. The Texas-based fund Salient Capital Advisors Llc have invested about 5.56% of the active investment manager’s stock portfolio in Williams Companies Inc. The Tennessee-based fund Chickasaw Capital Management Llc holds 7.82 million shares or 4.62% of their equity exposure.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure firm primarily in the United States.The firm is worth $22.69 billion. The firm operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL & Petchem Services, and Other divisions.The P/E ratio is 10.46. 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.

WMB is reaching $27.41 during the last trading session, after increased 0.88%.The Williams Companies, Inc. has volume of 539,535 shares. Since June 27, 2017 WMB has declined 9.61% and is downtrending. WMB underperformed by 22.18% the S&P 500.

Earnings report for The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) is anticipated on August, 1., according to RTT. Last year’s earnings per share was $0.13, while now analysts expect change of 53.85 % up from current $0.20 earnings per share. If $0.20 is reported, WMB’s profit will hit $165.54M for 34.26 P/E. 5.26 % EPS growth is what analysts predict. $0.19 earnings per share was published for last quarter.

Canal Ins Co holds 0.88% or 100,300 shs. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 0.03% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Mitchell Gp Inc reported 124,410 shs. The United Kingdom-based Pictet Asset Limited has invested 0.03% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Tctc Hldg Ltd Com owns 1.22% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 918,845 shs. M&R Cap Mgmt owns 1,540 shs. Amundi Pioneer Asset Inc reported 216,302 shs. Permit Cap Ltd holds 85,000 shs or 1.17% of its capital. Vantage Invest Ltd Liability Corporation reported 1,000 shs. Silvercrest Asset Management Limited Liability Company holds 660,945 shs or 0.16% of its capital. Driehaus Capital Management Ltd Company holds 0.15% of its capital in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 168,265 shs. Dnb Asset Mgmt As holds 0% of its capital in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 103,200 shs. Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio holds 0.05% or 358,918 shs. Pinnacle Holding Lc stated it has 81,456 shs. Mackay Shields Limited holds 0.03% or 210,720 shs.

The Williams Companies, Inc. had 4 insider sales and 1 insider buy since January 11, 2018. This’s net activity of $1.30 million. Shares for $113,244 were sold by Cooper Kathleen B. Shares for $106,826 were bought by CHAZEN STEPHEN I on Friday, May 25. Scheel James E. also sold $888,195 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shs.

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

In total 12 analysts cover Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB). “Buy” rating has 10, “Sell” are 0, while 2 are “Hold”. (NYSE:WMB) has 83% bullish analysts. With $38.0 highest and $2800 lowest target price, Williams Companies has $33.70 average target price or 22.95% above the current ($27.41) price. 15 are the (NYSE:WMB)’s ratings reports on 27 Jun 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Monday, January 29 the firm has “Hold” rating given by Scotia Capital. On Tuesday, January 16 the rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. On Tuesday, March 27 Bernstein downgraded the shares of WMB in report to “Market Perform” rating. On Friday, March 9 the firm earned “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan. On Friday, May 18 the rating was upgraded by Scotia Capital to “Buy”. On Tuesday, March 27 Bank of America maintained The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, April 25 Seaport Global initiated The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) with “Buy” rating. On Friday, March 2 the stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Buy” rating by UBS. On Wednesday, April 25 Jefferies maintained The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) with “Buy” rating. On Friday, January 12 the stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Buy” rating given by Jefferies.

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