Are Analysts Bearish The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) After Last Week?

October 13, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.12, from 1.14 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 45 investors sold The Williams Companies, Inc. shares while 183 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 213 raised stakes. 693.72 million shares or 0.15% less from 694.75 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Comml Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation reported 7.30 million shares. Perkins Coie holds 0.39% or 28,915 shares in its portfolio. Carnegie Asset Lc invested in 14,300 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0.03% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). 1.13M are held by New York State Teachers Retirement Sys. The Florida-based Asset Incorporated has invested 0.18% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). 2,835 are owned by Barrett Asset Mgmt Lc. Sfmg Ltd Liability stated it has 13,645 shares. Capital Mngmt Llc holds 476,332 shares or 0.89% of its portfolio. Horizon Kinetics Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.13% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) or 182,455 shares. 200 are held by Jnba Fin Advsr. The New York-based Neuberger Berman Gru Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.19% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). M&R Mngmt has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Andra Ap holds 0.13% or 174,100 shares in its portfolio. Cap Guardian holds 1.51M shares.

Since May 22, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 sale for $241,080 activity. $347,906 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares were sold by Timmermans Ted T.

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

Among 11 analysts covering Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Williams Companies had 11 analyst reports since April 17, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 13 by Wells Fargo. UBS maintained The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) rating on Friday, August 10. UBS has “Buy” rating and $38 target. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, August 16 by Morgan Stanley. As per Wednesday, April 25, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, April 17 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Scotia Capital to “Buy” on Friday, May 18. The company was initiated on Wednesday, April 25 by Seaport Global. Below is a list of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) latest ratings and price target changes.

11/10/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform New Target: $35 Initiates Coverage On
09/10/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral New Target: $26 Initiates Coverage On
13/09/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $35 New Target: $34 Maintain
16/08/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Overweight New Target: $35 Maintain
10/08/2018 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $36 New Target: $38 Maintain
07/08/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $35 Initiates Coverage On
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

The stock increased 0.34% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $26.68. About 8.34 million shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has declined 6.02% since October 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.64% the S&P500.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure firm primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $32.27 billion. The firm operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL & Petchem Services, and Other divisions. It has a 11.03 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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