Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) VP Ted T. Timmermans sold 2,000 shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.66, for a total value of $61,320.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 11,094 shares in the company, valued at approximately $340,142.04. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE WMB) traded up 0.46% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $30.63. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,514,528 shares. Williams Companies, Inc. has a 12 month low of $24.62 and a 12 month high of $32.69. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $30.32 and its 200-day moving average price is $29.57. The firm has a market cap of $25.31 billion, a PE ratio of 2042.00 and a beta of 1.38.

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The pipeline company reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $1.92 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.26 billion. Williams Companies, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 3.43% and a net margin of 6.24%. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.19 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Williams Companies, Inc. will post $1.05 EPS for the current year.

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A number of research firms recently issued reports on WMB. BidaskClub raised Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Wells Fargo & Company raised Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their target price on Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from $34.00 to $36.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. 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 research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Williams Companies, Inc. (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.00.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Massey Quick & Co. LLC acquired a new position in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $121,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its position in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 78.6% in the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 4,537 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $137,000 after buying an additional 1,997 shares during the period. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its position in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 27.0% in the first quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 4,700 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC increased its position in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 124.1% in the first quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 4,646 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 2,573 shares during the period. 84.31% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Williams Companies, Inc. (The)

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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