Williams Companies (WMB) Now Covered by Bank of America

Jeannie Matthews
January 12, 2018

Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc sold 16,300 shares as Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB)'s stock rose 7.09%. The institutional investor held 1.49M shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $44.79M, up from 1.41 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $881.59B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $32.65. About 3.44 million shares traded or 37.43% up from the average. Aspen Investment Management Inc grew its position in Williams Companies by 4.7% in the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:WMB) has seen its stock price gain 2.24, or +7.35%, so far in 2017. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Fernwood Investment Management Llc increased Williams Cos Inc Del Com (WMB) stake by 34.58% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Aspen Investment Management Inc now owns 14,743 shares of the pipeline company's stock worth $446,000 after purchasing an additional 660 shares during the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC raised its holdings in Williams Companies by 46,384.6% in the 2nd quarter. The company's stock had a trading volume of 4,200,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,870,000. CKX Lands, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:CKX) has declined 26.17% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500. (NYSE:WMB). Norinchukin Retail Bank The reported 0.04% stake. Its down 0.01, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 48 investors sold V shares while 617 reduced holdings. In the past year there have been a total of 25 insider trades, including 9 open market buys and 16 sells. 520.27 million shares or 3.02% less from 536.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 0.03% or 85,619 shares. 120,476 were accumulated by Mason Street Llc. (NYSE:WMB). Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company holds 2.02M shares or 0.4% of its portfolio. (NYSE:WMB). Virginia Retirement Et Al, Virginia-based fund reported 512,220 shares. Ardevora Asset Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 1.07% in Visa Inc. Benjamin F Edwards Com holds 0% or 150 shares. Moreover, Nikko Asset Mgmt Americas has 0.01% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. Capital Rech Global holds 5.91 million shares. Affinity Investment Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.55% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Stevens First Principles Investment Advsrs reported 6,565 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Waratah Advsr reported 170,575 shares. Driehaus Lc accumulated 0.18% or 153,227 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Calamos Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 2.76M shares or 3.29% of all its holdings.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $3.75 million activity. Beaty Anne L. sold $151,459 worth of stock or 2,937 shares. Carre Eric had sold 2,301 shares worth $112,337. (NYSE:V) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Cowen & Co. Therefore 86% are positive. (NYSE:WMB), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Tortoise Capital Advisors L.L.C. now owns 15,290,873 shares of the pipeline company's stock worth $458,879,000 after buying an additional 78,109 shares during the period. They issued an "outperform" rating and a $28.81 price objective for the company. Scotia Capital maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, April 28 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, August 19 by UBS. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Cowen & Co. The company was upgraded on Monday, May 8 by Wells Fargo. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 20 report. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Williams Companies from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. The rating was initiated by Longbow with "Neutral" on Friday, March 18.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $8.61 million activity. (NYSE:WMB) was sold by CHAPPEL DONALD R on Tuesday, September 26.

Shares of Williams Companies, Inc. Of those analysts, 5 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 3 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell. Therefore 100% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 47 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. The rating was downgraded by Howard Weil to "Sector Perform" on Tuesday, September 29. The firm has "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 15.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. (The) from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and set a $35.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, December 19th. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of WMB in report on Friday, November 17 with "Overweight" rating. (NYSE:TJX) on Thursday, February 25 with "Outperform" rating. (The) and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Morgan Stanley. RBC Capital Markets maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Friday, September 8.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2017.

Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.91% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 1.61% percent.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of WMB.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by SHEFFIELD SCOTT D on 09/01/2017, and was a disposition of 1,354 shares with a final price of $30.06.

Advisor Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Williams Companies, Inc. Williams Companies's revenue for the quarter was down.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Williams Companies will post 0.64 EPS for the current fiscal year. (NYSE:WMB) for 42,133 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Company has 13,390 shares. (NYSE:WMB). Manufacturers Life The owns 920,009 shares or 0.03% of their USA portfolio. Jane Street Group Limited Liability invested in 10,785 shares. Cannell Peter B & holds 0.03% or 4,660 shares. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.20 EPS. research analysts predict that Williams Companies will post 0.64 EPS for the current year. It also upped Forestar Group Inc (Put) (NYSE:FOR) stake by 63,700 shares and now owns 66,200 shares. Federated Investors Pa has 127,771 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 9,594 shares in the company, valued at approximately $275,827.50. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on Williams Companies in a research note on Thursday.

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