Robeco Institutional Asset Management BV holds a $15.84 million stake in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB)


Robeco Institutional Asset Management BV increased its stake in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMBGet a rating) by 2.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company held 474,134 shares of the pipeline company after purchasing an additional 10,865 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management BV’s holdings in Williams Companies amounted to USD 15,842,000 when last filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently increased or reduced their stake in the company. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC acquired a new position in Williams Companies in the first quarter valued at approximately $236,000. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its stake in Williams Companies by 3,402.2% in the fourth quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 6,514 shares of the pipeline company valued at $170,000 after purchasing an additional 6,328 shares during the period. King Luther Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in Williams Companies in the fourth quarter, valued at approximately $516,000. Ensign Peak Advisors Inc increased its stake in Williams Companies by 143.8% in the fourth quarter. Ensign Peak Advisors Inc now owns 419,696 shares of the pipeline company valued at $10,928,000 after purchasing an additional 247,533 shares during the period. Finally, Keudell Morrison Wealth Management increased its stake in Williams Companies by 24.5% in the first quarter. Keudell Morrison Wealth Management now owns 13,359 shares of the pipeline company valued at $446,000 after purchasing an additional 2,630 shares during the period. 86.10% of the shares are currently held by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NYSE: WMB opened at $31.32 on Monday. The company has a debt ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a current ratio of 0.73. The company has a market capitalization of $38.15 billion, a PE ratio of 26.10, a PEG ratio of 5.77 and a beta of 1.20. The Williams Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $23.53 and a 52-week high of $37.97. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $34.04 and a 200-day simple moving average of $32.18.

Williams Companies (NYSE: WMBGet a rating) last released its quarterly results on Monday, May 2. The pipeline company reported earnings per share of $0.41 for the quarter, beating consensus analyst estimates of $0.36 by $0.05. The company posted revenue of $2.52 billion in the quarter, versus a consensus estimate of $3.19 billion. Williams Companies had a return on equity of 12.20% and a net margin of 13.95%. During the same period last year, the company earned earnings per share of $0.35. On average, research analysts predict The Williams Companies, Inc. will post 1.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 27. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 10 received a dividend of $0.425. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 9. This represents a dividend of $1.70 on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.43%. The Williams Companies dividend payout ratio is 141.67%.

Several stock analysts weighed in on WMB shares. Morgan Stanley raised its price target on Williams Companies from $34.00 to $40.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a Tuesday, April 26 research note. StockNews.com launched coverage on the Williams Companies in a research report on Thursday, March 31. They have placed a “holding” rating on the stock. Raymond James raised his price target on Williams Companies from $36.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock a “Strong Buy” rating in a Wednesday, April 20 research report. Credit Suisse Group raised its price target on Williams Companies from $34.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 16. Finally, Mizuho raised its price target on Williams Companies from $35.00 to $39.00 in a Wednesday, May 4 research report. Five equity research analysts gave the stock a hold rating, nine gave the company a buy rating and one gave the company’s stock a strong buy rating. According to data from MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $35.54.

In other Williams Companies news, please Debbie L. Cowan sold 36,228 shares of the company in a transaction that took place on Wednesday, June 8. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.75, for a total value of $1,367,607.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the Senior Vice President now directly owns 62,891 shares of the company, valued at $2,374,135.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, accessible via the SEC website. 0.43% of the shares are held by insiders of the company.

Company Profile Williams Companies (Get a rating)

The Williams Companies, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. It operates through the Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, Northeast G&P, West and Gas & LGN Marketing Services segments. The Transmission and Gulf of Mexico segment includes the Transco and Northwest gas pipelines; and natural gas gathering and processing, and crude oil production handling and transportation assets in the Gulf Coast region, as well as various petrochemical and commodity pipelines.

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