Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) Position Lifted by Country Club Trust Company n.a.

Country Club Trust Company n.a. boosted its position in shares of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) by 28.7% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 15,468 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,445 shares during the period. Country Club Trust Company n.a.’s holdings in Williams Companies were worth $341,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new position in Williams Companies during the 4th quarter worth $36,000. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Williams Companies by 1,437.4% in the 4th quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 1,768 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $39,000 after purchasing an additional 1,653 shares during the period. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Williams Companies by 29.5% in the 4th quarter. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 2,477 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $55,000 after purchasing an additional 564 shares during the period. FTB Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Williams Companies by 350.4% in the 3rd quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 3,270 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $150,000 after purchasing an additional 2,544 shares during the period. Finally, Camarda Financial Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Williams Companies by 516.7% in the 3rd quarter. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC now owns 4,163 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $113,000 after purchasing an additional 3,488 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.96% of the company’s stock.

In related news, Director Kathleen B. Cooper sold 9,760 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.60, for a total value of $249,856.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 41,887 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,072,307.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.50% of the company’s stock.

WMB has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $29.00 price target on shares of Williams Companies in a research note on Saturday, November 17th. Mizuho began coverage on Williams Companies in a research note on Wednesday, November 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $32.00 price target on the stock. Barclays upgraded shares of Williams Companies from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. ValuEngine cut shares of Williams Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, Bank of America lowered their price objective on shares of Williams Companies from $38.00 to $33.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Williams Companies presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.07.

Shares of NYSE WMB opened at $27.03 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $32.36 billion, a PE ratio of 42.90, a P/E/G ratio of 4.39 and a beta of 1.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 0.72 and a quick ratio of 0.66. Williams Companies Inc has a fifty-two week low of $20.36 and a fifty-two week high of $32.22.

Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 13th. The pipeline company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by ($0.05). Williams Companies had a net margin of 24.15% and a return on equity of 4.44%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.36 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that Williams Companies Inc will post 0.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Williams Companies Profile

The Williams Companies, Inc operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Gulf of Mexico through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the New York City metropolitan area.

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