Mengis Capital Management Inc. Sells 650 Shares of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB)

Mengis Capital Management Inc. lessened its position in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMBFree Report) by 7.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,156 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 650 shares during the quarter. Mengis Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Williams Companies were worth $275,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. OLD Point Trust & Financial Services N A bought a new position in Williams Companies during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $25,000. FSC Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Williams Companies in the 3rd quarter worth $27,000. Missouri Trust & Investment Co increased its holdings in shares of Williams Companies by 300.0% in the 2nd quarter. Missouri Trust & Investment Co now owns 800 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $26,000 after purchasing an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. HWG Holdings LP bought a new stake in shares of Williams Companies in the 3rd quarter worth $29,000. Finally, Steward Financial Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Williams Companies in the 2nd quarter worth $29,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.76% of the company’s stock.

Williams Companies Stock Performance

NYSE WMB traded up $0.52 on Monday, hitting $34.55. 6,025,384 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,432,703. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $34.88 and its 200-day moving average price is $34.80. The Williams Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $27.80 and a 52-week high of $37.45. The company has a market capitalization of $42.03 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.26, a P/E/G ratio of 5.11 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a current ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59.

Williams Companies Increases Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 25th. Investors of record on Friday, March 8th will be given a $0.475 dividend. This is an increase from Williams Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.45. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 7th. Williams Companies’s payout ratio is currently 80.27%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of research firms have commented on WMB. Barclays lifted their target price on Williams Companies from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Mizuho lifted their price objective on Williams Companies from $41.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to, the company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $36.50.

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Williams Companies Company Profile

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The Williams Companies, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. It operates through Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, Northeast G&P, West, and Gas & NGL Marketing Services segments. The Transmission & Gulf of Mexico segment comprises Transco and Northwest natural gas pipelines; and natural gas gathering and processing, and crude oil production handling and transportation assets in the Gulf Coast region, as well as various petrochemical and feedstock pipelines.

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