Who is the Top Investor In The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB)?

1,096 institutions hold shares in The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB), with 1.82M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.15% while institutional investors hold 88.43% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 1.21B, and float is at 1.21B with Short Float at 1.71%. Institutions hold 88.29% of the Float.

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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 110.88 million shares valued at $2.18 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 9.14% of the WMB Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 108.08 million shares valued at $2.17 billion to account for 8.91% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 66.29 million shares representing 5.46% and valued at over $1.3 billion, while Dodge & Cox Inc holds 4.08% of the shares totaling 49.48 million with a market value of $972.2 million.

The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) is 12.92% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $8.41 and a high of $23.30 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The WMB stock was last observed hovering at around $22.26 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.38% off its average median price target of $26.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 21.93% off the consensus price target high of $29.00 offered by 25 analysts, but current levels are -2.91% lower than the price target low of $22.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $22.64, the stock is 2.92% and 4.53% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 6.13 million and changing 1.71% at the moment leaves the stock 10.92% off its SMA200. WMB registered 2.68% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 4.57%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $21.94 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $20.88.

The stock witnessed a 0.94% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 8.69%, and is 1.62% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.78% over the week and 2.75% over the month.

The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) has around 4812 employees, a market worth around $27.01B and $7.73B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 119.16 and Fwd P/E is 18.76. Profit margin for the company is 2.80%. Distance from 52-week low is 169.20% and -2.81% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (3.90%).

The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) is a “Buy”. 25 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.90, where 5 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 18 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

The Williams Companies Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/05/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.31 with sales reaching $1.87B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 543.10% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -5.90% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -11.10% in year-over-year returns.

The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) Insider Activity

A total of 4 insider transactions have happened at The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 1 and purchases happening 3 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Wilson Terrance Lane, the company’s SVP & General Counsel. SEC filings show that Wilson Terrance Lane bought 1,100 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 12 at a price of $13.95 per share for a total of $15345.0. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 80140.0 shares.

The Williams Companies Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 12 that SPENCE WILLIAM H (Director) bought a total of 4,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 12 and was made at $13.60 per share for $54400.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 22802.0 shares of the WMB stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 10, SPENCE WILLIAM H (Director) acquired 6,500 shares at an average price of $14.73 for $95750.0. The insider now directly holds 18,802 shares of The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB).

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The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) that is -17.77% lower over the past 12 months. Enbridge Inc. (ENB) is -17.00% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -18.63% from the last report on Dec 30, 2020 to stand at a total of 24.58 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 2.22.

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