Institutional Investor Sentiment About Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) Improved

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Sentiment for Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB)

Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) institutional sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q2 2019. Its up 0.15, from 1.13 in 2019Q1. The ratio has increased, as 308 institutional investors increased or opened new positions, while 241 sold and reduced their equity positions in Williams Companies Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now possess: 1.02 billion shares, down from 1.03 billion shares in 2019Q1. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Williams Companies Inc in their top 10 positions decreased from 31 to 28 for a decrease of 3. Sold All: 35 Reduced: 206 Increased: 224 New Position: 84.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure firm primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $29.94 billion. The firm operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL & Petchem Services, and Other divisions. It has a 561.36 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.

The stock increased 1.69% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $24.7. About 5.92M shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has declined 16.67% since September 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.67% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) to report earnings on October, 30. They expect $0.25 EPS, up 4.17 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.24 per share. WMB’s profit will be $303.01 million for 24.70 P/E if the $0.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.26 actual EPS reported by The Williams Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.85 % negative EPS growth.

C V Starr & Co Inc holds 12.85% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. for 141,127 shares. Chickasaw Capital Management Llc owns 14.79 million shares or 10.25% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Harvest Fund Advisors Llc has 9.16% invested in the company for 32.86 million shares. The Texas-based Salient Capital Advisors Llc has invested 9.06% in the stock. Rare Infrastructure Ltd, a Australia-based fund reported 4.49 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 5 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $1.07 million activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 86% of Williams Co’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Williams Co, 6 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $2700 while the high is $32. The stock’s average target of $30.14 is 22.02% above today’s ($24.7) share price. WMB was included in 12 notes of analysts from March 19, 2019. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 19 by Mizuho. As per Thursday, August 8, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 19 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Friday, August 2 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup maintained The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Tuesday, August 6 with “Buy” rating. JP Morgan maintained The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) rating on Thursday, August 29. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $3200 target.

More important recent The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Should The Williams Companies, Inc.’s (NYSE:WMB) Weak Investment Returns Worry You? – Yahoo Finance” on August 03, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Constitution Pipeline wins new life after FERC vote – Seeking Alpha”, Seekingalpha.com published: “The Williams Companies’ (WMB) CEO Alan Armstrong on Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference 2019 – Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on September 04, 2019. More interesting news about The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) was released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Are Insiders Buying The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) Stock? – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: July 08, 2019.

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