How Analysts Feel About The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) After Making 52 Week Low?

March 15, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 40 investors sold The Williams Companies, Inc. shares while 203 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. 687.46 million shares or 1.13% less from 695.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Hallmark Management holds 0.04% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 10,228 shares. Cannell Peter B And has 0.05% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Exxonmobil Invest Inc Tx holds 150,958 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Arizona State Retirement Sys holds 0.09% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 253,650 shares. Ls Invest Advisors Limited Liability Company reported 24,326 shares. Dynamic Capital accumulated 25,343 shares. Estabrook Mngmt accumulated 200,153 shares or 0.93% of the stock. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Co invested 0.08% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Ingalls Snyder Limited Liability Com holds 3.33% or 2.13 million shares. Cibc World holds 120,422 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Moreover, Nomura Asset Mgmt Co Ltd has 0.04% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 113,887 shares. 85,250 were accumulated by Bourgeon Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation. Moody Commercial Bank Trust Division, a Texas-based fund reported 12,500 shares. Cadence Capital Mgmt Lc owns 270,319 shares. Covington Cap Mgmt holds 23,846 shares.

Since September 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $9.60 million activity. Timmermans Ted T also sold $56,566 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Friday, February 23. $113,244 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares were sold by Cooper Kathleen B. The insider CHAPPEL DONALD R sold 272,088 shares worth $8.25M. The insider Ewing Robyn L sold $297,250.

The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) hit a new 52-week low and has $25.62 target or 4.00 % below today’s $26.69 share price. The 5 months bearish chart indicates high risk for the $22.08 billion company. The 1-year low was reported on Mar, 15 by If the $25.62 price target is reached, the company will be worth $883.24 million less.
The 52-week low event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very negative momentum and is time when sellers come in. During such technical setups, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful buying the stock.

The stock decreased 5.15% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $26.69. About 29.34M shares traded or 380.88% up from the average. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.18 earnings per share, up 28.57 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.14 per share. WMB’s profit will be $148.92M for 37.07 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.20 actual earnings per share reported by The Williams Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00 % negative EPS growth.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) Ratings Coverage

Among 20 analysts covering Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 54 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 11. UBS maintained The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) rating on Friday, March 2. UBS has “Buy” rating and $36 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, June 16. Jefferies maintained The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Tuesday, March 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 22 by Argus Research. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Friday, April 7. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, May 8 to “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 2 by Evercore. The company was downgraded on Friday, May 6 by Raymond James. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, November 17.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure firm primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $22.08 billion. The firm operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL & Petchem Services, and Other divisions. It has a 10.19 P/E ratio. It owns and operates natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the offshore 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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