Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. Has $1.36 Million Position in Williams Companies Inc (WMB)

Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. lifted its holdings in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) by 43.7% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 49,865 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 15,174 shares during the quarter. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc.’s holdings in Williams Companies were worth $1,356,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Marshall Wace LLP boosted its position in Williams Companies by 764.2% during the second quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 166,746 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $4,520,000 after purchasing an additional 147,452 shares in the last quarter. Tredje AP fonden boosted its position in Williams Companies by 97.9% during the second quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 307,565 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $8,338,000 after purchasing an additional 152,119 shares in the last quarter. Linscomb & Williams Inc. purchased a new stake in Williams Companies during the second quarter worth $3,708,000. Botty Investors LLC boosted its position in Williams Companies by 104.6% during the third quarter. Botty Investors LLC now owns 58,831 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $1,600,000 after purchasing an additional 30,077 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank boosted its position in Williams Companies by 3.1% during the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 2,735,241 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $74,152,000 after purchasing an additional 82,700 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.79% of the company’s stock.

In other news, VP Ted T. Timmermans sold 20,267 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.00, for a total value of $648,544.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 9,955 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $318,560. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Frank J. Ferazzi sold 1,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.31, for a total value of $34,441.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 15,037 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $470,808.47. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.50% of the company’s stock.



A number of analysts have commented on WMB shares. US Capital Advisors reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Williams Companies in a research report on Tuesday, July 17th. Bank of America reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Williams Companies in a research report on Tuesday, August 21st. UBS Group boosted their target price on Williams Companies from $36.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Williams Companies in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Seaport Global Securities started coverage on Williams Companies in a research report on Friday, October 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $31.00 target price on the stock. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.07.

Shares of NYSE WMB traded down $0.22 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $23.81. The company had a trading volume of 4,807,430 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,278,078. Williams Companies Inc has a twelve month low of $23.76 and a twelve month high of $33.67. The stock has a market cap of $20.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.13 and a beta of 1.53. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38.

Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The pipeline company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.01). Williams Companies had a return on equity of 3.82% and a net margin of 24.19%. The company had revenue of $2.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.13 earnings per share. As a group, analysts anticipate that Williams Companies Inc will post 0.79 EPS for the current year.

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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