The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB): The Impact of Institutional Investors

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) produced a 15.67% rally since recording the worst price of $20.36. Thanks to the latest 4.16% increase, it now trades at $23.55. Throughout the trading on 01/04/2019, the share price floated between $22.87 and $23.57. This company shares are 37.58% off its target price of $32.4 and the current market capitalization stands at $27.14B. The recent change has given its price a -2.84% deficit over SMA 50 and -30.06% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -8.37% declines, -15.83% declines and -14.11% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found WMB’s volatility during a week at 3.42% and during a month it has been found around 3.71%.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $25.19 billion or 89.5% in WMB stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Blackrock Inc. owns $3.03 billion in The Williams Companies, Inc., which represents roughly 11.16% of the company’s market cap and approximately 12.02% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 93,159,173 shares of the stock are valued at $2.19 billion. The third largest holder is State Street Corp, which currently holds $1.37 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 5.04% of its market capitalization.

The Williams Companies, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of September reporting period, 441 institutional holders increased their position in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) by some 176,475,274 shares, 348 decreased positions by 147,616,260 and 110 held positions by 745,674,960. That puts total institutional holdings at 1,070,000,000 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 86 new institutional investments totaling 9,327,250 shares while 61 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 6,494,109 shares.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. The Williams Companies, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Cooper Kathleen B has sold 9,760 shares of The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) in trading session dated Nov. 29, 2018. These shares are worth $249,856 and were traded at $25.6 each. The SEC filing shows that Zamarin Chad J. performed a purchase of 2,500 shares. The Senior Vice President – CSD added these shares by way of transaction on Nov. 06, 2018. The company’s shares were assimilated at $25.69 per share worth to an investment of some $64,225 on account of Zamarin Chad J..

Executive Vice President & COO, Dunn Micheal G., purchased 2,500 common shares of The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) in the open market. In a transaction dated Nov. 02, 2018, the shares were bought at an average price of $25.54, giving away a sum of $63,850. After this purchase, 41,342 common shares of WMB are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $973,604.

In the transaction dated Nov. 02, 2018, the great number of shares acquired came courtesy the Director; Creel Michael A added a total of 25,000 shares at an average price of $25.77, amounting to approximately $644,250. The insider now directly owns 38,407 shares worth $904,485.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB), with 8 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 4 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 9 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.81 average brokerage recommendation.