FDx Advisors Inc. decreased its stake in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) by 5.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 65,793 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 3,469 shares during the quarter. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) were worth $1,974,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 1.8% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 75,368,938 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $2,282,171,000 after buying an additional 1,347,813 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 9.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 64,872,653 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $1,964,347,000 after buying an additional 5,850,607 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 4.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 64,062,726 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $1,939,819,000 after buying an additional 2,671,905 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.4% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 42,452,276 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $1,285,450,000 after buying an additional 162,568 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 19.5% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 12,100,909 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $366,414,000 after buying an additional 1,975,398 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.47% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Wolfe Research started coverage on Williams Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report on Monday, September 25th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $34.00 price target on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Williams Companies, Inc. (The) presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.00.

In other Williams Companies, Inc. (The) news, VP Ted T. Timmermans sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.75, for a total transaction of $43,125.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 9,594 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $275,827.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Donald R. Chappel sold 272,088 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.32, for a total value of $8,249,708.16. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 60,032 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,820,170.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 283,501 shares of company stock valued at $8,590,124 in the last three months. Insiders own 0.50% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) traded down $0.05 during trading on Monday, hitting $28.62. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,926,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,493,442. Williams Companies, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $27.65 and a fifty-two week high of $32.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $23,661.49, a PE ratio of 48.51, a P/E/G ratio of 3.06 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38.

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The pipeline company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by ($0.04). Williams Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 5.90% and a return on equity of 3.23%. The firm had revenue of $1.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.79 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.20 EPS. Williams Companies, Inc. (The)’s revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Williams Companies, Inc. will post 0.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) Profile

The Williams Companies, Inc is an energy infrastructure company. The Company is focused on connecting North America’s hydrocarbon resource plays to markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), and olefins. As of December 31, 2016, its interstate gas pipelines, midstream and olefins production interests were held through its investment in Williams Partners L.P.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB)

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