Analysts are on the Bearish side about Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) this week.

June 19, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

 Analysts are on the Bearish side about Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) this week.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.11 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 48 investors sold Williams Companies Inc shares while 217 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 199 raised stakes. 622.74 million shares or 0.48% less from 625.76 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Farmers Merchants owns 34,405 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Quantbot Technologies Ltd Partnership has 92,300 shares. Duquesne Family Office Ltd Company has invested 0.99% in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Texas Permanent School Fund reported 204,679 shares stake. Creative Planning has invested 0.01% in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Utd Services Automobile Association holds 0.02% or 214,769 shares in its portfolio. Putnam Invs Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0% in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). The Texas-based Hbk Investments Limited Partnership has invested 0.58% in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Spears Abacus Advisors Limited Liability Com has invested 0.09% in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Brookstone Management has 164,351 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Steadfast Advsr L P reported 293,646 shares stake. Advisor Partners Llc reported 0.19% in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky has 0.03% invested in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Visionary Asset Management owns 111,888 shares. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Scotland Group Pcl has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB).

Since May 10, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.42 million activity. $30,635 worth of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) shares were bought by Cogut Charles I. Timmermans Ted T had sold 1,000 shares worth $30,725 on Tuesday, May 16. ARMSTRONG ALAN S had bought 15,000 shares worth $429,000. The insider Ewing Robyn L sold $2.54 million.

Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) Ratings Coverage

Among 17 analysts covering Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 34 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, December 5 the stock rating was reinitiated by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, January 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Monday, August 22. On Tuesday, September 29 the stock rating was downgraded by Howard Weil to “Sector Perform”. On Thursday, January 26 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The stock of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by Evercore. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Thursday, July 23 to “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Friday, December 18 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 8 with “Buy”. The stock of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens on Thursday, September 29. Below is a list of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) latest ratings and price target changes.

08/05/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
28/04/2017 Broker: Scotia Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $30.00 Maintain
07/04/2017 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
03/04/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $34.00 Maintain
10/02/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Initiates Coverage On
26/01/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Initiate
23/01/2017 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
11/01/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $35.00 New Target: $28.00 Downgrade
11/01/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: $39.00 New Target: $33.00 Maintain
10/01/2017 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade

About 127,006 shares traded. Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

The Williams Companies, Inc. is an energy infrastructure company. The company has market cap of $24.66 billion. The Firm is focused on connecting North America’s hydrocarbon resource plays to markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids , and olefins. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, its interstate gas pipelines, midstream and olefins production interests were held through its investment in Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ).

More recent Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 07, 2017” on June 06, 2017. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Williams Companies Inc (WMB) President & CEO Alan S Armstrong Bought $429000 …” on June 15, 2017. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Have You Bought Williams Yet?” with publication date: June 06, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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