Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB).
Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS says it bought 87,910 shares in the previous quarter increasing its stake in Williams Companies (WMB) by 4.6%. Its stake stood at $59,925,000 an increase of 3.7% according to the filing.
Here are some institutional investors who have increased or decreased their stake in (WMB). Agf Investments Inc. bolstered its investment by buying 77,937 shares an increase of 7.5% as of 09/30/2017. Agf Investments Inc. now holds 1,113,664 shares with a value of $33,421,000. The total value of its holdings increased 6.5%. As of the end of the quarter Raymond James & Associates had sold 13,389 shares trimming its position 1.7%. The value in dollars decreased from $23,645,000 to $23,032,000 decreasing 2.6% quarter to quarter.
Tredje Ap-fonden added to its stake by buying 42,243 shares an increase of 81.6% from 06/30/2017 to 09/30/2017. Tredje Ap-fonden owns 93,986 shares worth $2,821,000. The value of the position overall is up by 80.0%.
October 16 investment analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada made no change to the company rating of “Buy” with a current price target of $36.00. On September 25, 2017 Wolfe Research updated its forecast on WMB with an initial rating of “Outperform”.
August 10 investment analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “Outperform” rating on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada raised the price target of the stock on August 4 changing the forecast from $34.00 to $36.00 with a “Outperform” recommendation.
The company is now down from yesterday’s close of 27.73. The P/E ratio is 48.66 and market cap is 22.88B. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $0.57 with 826.75M shares presently outstanding.
Traders are a little more bullish on the company lately if you consider the fall in short interest. The stock experienced a fall in short interest from September 29, 2017 to October 13, 2017 of -2.90%. Short shares fell from 14,540,022 to 14,118,461 over that period. With short interest at 14,118,461 and short average daily volume at 2,853,200, the short-interest ratio is 5.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.02% as of October 13.