Williams Companies Inc (the) (NYSE:WMB) on Focus After Report of More Shorts

June 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.25, from 0.89 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 61 investors sold The Williams Companies, Inc. shares while 189 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 209 raised stakes. 694.75 million shares or 0.17% more from 693.56 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Cibc Asset has invested 0.02% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Eagleclaw Cap Managment Limited Liability Company holds 1.01% or 79,919 shares. Capital Inv Advisors Limited Company, Georgia-based fund reported 50,884 shares. Exane Derivatives has 934 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Harvest Fund Ltd Com holds 2.74% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 9.49 million shares. Fdx Advisors, a California-based fund reported 70,527 shares. 9,362 were reported by Dynamic Advisor Solutions Ltd. Salient Advsrs has 9.07M shares. Levin Strategies Lp holds 0.18% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 403,930 shares. American Insurance Tx accumulated 66,700 shares. Optimum Invest Advsrs, Illinois-based fund reported 617 shares. Massachusetts-based Amundi Pioneer Asset has invested 0.01% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Ci Invs invested in 7.22M shares or 2.07% of the stock. United Automobile Association holds 0.06% or 914,143 shares in its portfolio. Sweden-based Nordea Management has invested 0% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB).

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 selling transactions for $1.30 million activity. Cooper Kathleen B also sold $113,244 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares. $888,195 worth of stock was sold by Scheel James E. on Thursday, January 11. 4,000 shares were bought by CHAZEN STEPHEN I, worth $106,826.

The stock of Williams Companies Inc (the) (NYSE:WMB) registered an increase of 4.05% in short interest. WMB’s total short interest was 18.01M shares in June as published by FINRA. Its up 4.05% from 17.31M shares, reported previously. With 5.67M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their WMB’s short positions. The short interest to Williams Companies Inc (the)’s float is 2.18%.

The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.015 during the last trading session, reaching $27.195. About 2.29M shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has declined 9.61% since June 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.18% the S&P500.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure firm primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $22.51 billion. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area. It has a 10.38 P/E ratio. The firm also owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system extending from the San Juan basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to a point on the Canadian border near Sumas, Washington; gulfstream natural gas pipeline system extending from the Mobile Bay area in Alabama to markets in Florida; and constitution pipeline that would connect its gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in New York.

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

Among 12 analysts covering Williams Co (NYSE:WMB), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Williams Co had 16 analyst reports since December 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. J.P. Morgan upgraded The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) rating on Friday, March 9. J.P. Morgan has “Buy” rating and $36.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 25. The rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, March 27. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, March 9 by JP Morgan. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, April 17 by Barclays Capital. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 27 report. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, January 17. Scotia Capital upgraded the shares of WMB in report on Friday, May 18 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, March 2 by UBS. The company was maintained on Friday, January 12 by Jefferies.

Another recent and important The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Williams, And Enbridge, And Cheniere, Oh My!” on May 18, 2018.

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