Keybank National Association OH lifted its holdings in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) by 6.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 53,604 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 3,368 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) were worth $1,609,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. lifted its stake in shares of 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 worth $137,000 after buying an additional 1,997 shares in the last quarter. CWM LLC raised its stake in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 300.7% during the second quarter. CWM LLC now owns 4,893 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $148,000 after purchasing an additional 3,672 shares during the period. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 41.6% during the second quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC now owns 5,210 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $158,000 after purchasing an additional 1,530 shares during the period. Parallel Advisors LLC raised its stake in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 19.9% during the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 5,571 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $177,000 after purchasing an additional 925 shares during the period. Finally, Sun Life Financial INC raised its stake in Williams Companies, Inc. (The) by 46,384.6% during the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 6,043 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $183,000 after purchasing an additional 6,030 shares during the period. 84.69% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, insider Donald R. Chappel sold 272,088 shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (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 completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 60,032 shares in the company, valued at $1,820,170.24. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Robyn L. Ewing sold 9,913 shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.99, for a total transaction of $297,290.87. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 27,090 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $812,429.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 283,501 shares of company stock valued at $8,590,124. Company insiders own 0.53% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) opened at $28.62 on Friday. Williams Companies, Inc. has a 12-month low of $27.65 and a 12-month high of $32.69. The firm has a market cap of $23,661.50, a PE ratio of 48.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.06 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 0.97.

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The pipeline company reported $0.15 earnings per share 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 company had revenue of $1.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.79 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.20 earnings per share. Williams Companies, Inc. (The)’s revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Williams Companies, Inc. will post 0.72 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have commented on WMB shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Scotiabank set a $30.00 target price on shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Barclays PLC raised shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $33.00 to $36.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Wolfe Research started coverage on shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) in a research note on Monday, September 25th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $34.00 target price on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.00.

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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