Seaward Management Limited Partnership held its stake in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 7,500 shares of the pipeline company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Seaward Management Limited Partnership’s holdings in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) were worth $227,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 5.1% in the first quarter. RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC now owns 2,027,950 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $60,007,000 after buying an additional 99,275 shares during the last quarter. Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY increased its stake in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 693.8% in the first quarter. Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY now owns 2,530,635 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $74,881,000 after buying an additional 2,211,840 shares during the last quarter. King Street Capital Management L.P. increased its stake in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 33.3% in the first quarter. King Street Capital Management L.P. now owns 2,000,000 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $59,180,000 after buying an additional 500,000 shares during the last quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec increased its stake in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 4.0% in the first quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 1,036,416 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $30,701,000 after buying an additional 39,520 shares during the last quarter. Finally, CAPROCK Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter worth $809,000. Institutional investors own 84.31% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) opened at 30.63 on Thursday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $30.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.67. The company has a market capitalization of $25.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 2042.00 and a beta of 1.38. Williams Companies, Inc. has a one year low of $25.52 and a one year high of $32.69.

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

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A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on WMB shares. BidaskClub upgraded Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Wells Fargo & Company upgraded Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Scotiabank set a $30.00 target price on Williams Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. BMO Capital Markets set a $32.00 target price on Williams Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. 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 investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.00.

In other news, VP Ted T. Timmermans sold 2,000 shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.66, for a total value of $61,320.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 11,094 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $340,142.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Ted T. Timmermans sold 1,000 shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.73, for a total value of $30,730.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 13,094 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $402,378.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders bought 37,750 shares of company stock valued at $1,076,480 and sold 94,561 shares valued at $2,937,560. Company insiders own 0.53% of the company’s stock.

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) Company 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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