The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) reached 41.16% versus a 1-year low price of $20.36. The stock was last seen 1.05% higher, reaching at $28.74 on 7/9/2019. At a recent session, the prices were hovering between $28.245 and $28.88. This company shares are 11.17% off its target price of $31.95 and the current market capitalization stands at $34.82B. The recent change has given its price a 4.58% lead over SMA 50 and -10.8% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 3.53% gains, -0.9% declines and 19.01% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found WMB’s volatility during a week at 1.32% and during a month it has been found around 1.75%.

What Does The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) Do?

The company describes itself in regulatory filings as, “The Williams Cos., Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company, which explores, produces, transports, sells and processes natural gas and petroleum products. It operates through three segments: Williams Partners; and Others. The Williams Partners segment includes gas pipeline and domestic midstream businesses. The gas pipeline business includes interstate natural gas pipelines and pipeline joint venture investments, and the midstream business provides natural gas gathering, treating and processing services; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing and transportation and deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation services. The Other segment comprises of corporate operations; olefins pipeline assets; and Canada assets. The company was founded by David Williams and Miller Williams in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, OK.” [Text can be found here: https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/WMB/profile under company description.]

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $30.7 billion or 90.5% in WMB stock. Look at its top three institutional owners: Blackrock Inc. owns $3.78 billion in The Williams Companies, Inc., which represents roughly 10.86% of the company’s market cap and approximately 12.32% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 97,450,948 shares of the stock are valued at $2.77 billion. The third largest holder is State Street Corp, which currently holds $1.67 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 4.79% of its market capitalization.

The Williams Companies, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of March reporting period, 408 institutional holders increased their position in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) by some 58,746,033 shares, 359 decreased positions by 70,516,523 and 133 held positions by 950,127,283. That puts total institutional holdings at 1,079,000,000 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 115 new institutional investments totaling 9,564,617 shares while 66 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 10,634,415 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 VP, Controller, and CAO Timmermans Ted T has sold 5,000 shares of The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) in the trading session dated May. 29, 2019. These shares are worth $130,300 and were traded at $26.06 each. The SEC filing shows that CHAZEN STEPHEN I performed a purchase of 10,000 shares. The Director added these shares by way of transaction on May. 20, 2019. The company’s shares were assimilated at $27.33 per share worth to an investment of some $273,300 to the account of CHAZEN STEPHEN I.

Senior Vice President, Bennett Walter J, sold 14,859 common shares of The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) in the open market. In a transaction dated Feb. 25, 2019, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $27.13, raking in a sum of $403,125. After this sale, 114,035 common shares of WMB are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $3,277,366.

In the transaction dated Feb. 19, 2019, a great number of shares sold came courtesy the Director; Cooper Kathleen B disposed a total of 9,615 shares at an average price of $27.39, amounting to approximately $263,355. The insider now directly owns 32,272 shares worth $927,497.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB), with 10 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 2 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 9 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.62 average brokerage recommendation [T1].