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Williams Companies (WMB) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group

Williams Companies (WMB) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group

Royal Bank of Canada restated a "buy" rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Williams Companies in a research report on Monday, October 16th. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by The Williams Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth. Strs Ohio now owns 23,138 shares of the pipeline company's stock worth $700,000 after buying an additional 11,810 shares during the last quarter. 4,371,366 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,910,198. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Bloom Tree Partners Llc decreased Salesforce Com Inc (CRM) stake by 12.99% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.00, for a total value of $888,195.00. The institutional investor held 37,487 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.87 million, down from 45,742 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $3.84 billion. The stock increased 1.04% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $110.24. About 11.53 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. 1 analysts say it's a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. It increased, as 40 investors sold WMB shares while 203 reduced holdings. Marshfield Associates, a -based fund reported 1.57 million shares.#img1#. Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability reported 1.78M shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Williams Companies during the 3rd quarter worth $105,000. (NYSE:WMB). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund has 0.04% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. Trexquant LP has 16,230 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. It also reduced Straight Path Communicatns I (Put) (NYSEMKT:STRP) stake by 83,300 shares and now owns 42,000 shares. Finally, Morgan Stanley upgraded Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 88,153 shares.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding WMB? This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.61%. $92,633 worth of Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares were sold by Timmermans Ted T. Approximately 1.9% of the company's shares are sold short. Sun Life Financial INC increased its stake in Williams Companies by 46,384.6% during the 2nd quarter.

Williams Companies's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 210.53%. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 72% are positive. On Thursday, September 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Berenberg to "Buy". (NYSE:WMB) rating on Monday, September 26. $8.25M worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 2 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Evercore with "Buy" on Tuesday, August 2. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with "Buy" on Wednesday, August 12. They expect $0.20 EPS, up 17.65% or $0.03 from last year's $0.17 per share. FAST's profit will be $129.33 million for 30.88 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality.

Has $28.92 Million Position in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
It is flat, as 45 investors sold JNJ shares while 871 reduced holdings. only 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. The company reported $1.90 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.80 by $0.10.

Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB)'s stock had its "buy" rating reiterated by stock analysts at Jefferies Group in a report issued on Friday.

Analysts await CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) to report earnings on February, 21. Amp Cap accumulated 0.54% or 3.17 million shares. It is up 0.00% since January 13, 2017 and is. Its down 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. Shares for $898,335 were sold by Benioff Marc. 64 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. Ecofin reported 208,733 shares. Davenport Company holds 13,926 shares. (NYSE:WMB). Public Sector Pension Invest Board owns 196,961 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc invested 0.02% in CenturyLink, Inc. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 0.97. Cambridge Inv Rech Advisors has 79,793 shares. Cornerstone Capital Lc holds 0.12% or 521,963 shares in its portfolio. Act Ii Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 2.58% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 27,273 shares of the pipeline company's stock worth $818,000 after acquiring an additional 20,977 shares during the last quarter.

National Asset Management Inc decreased Spdr Series Trust (XBI) stake by 6,626 shares to 11,801 valued at $1.02 million in 2017Q3. The California-based Route One Investment Company L.P. has invested 5.46% in the stock. Therefore 86% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 56 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 22 by Bernstein. The stock of Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) rating on Friday, August 21. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, September 10. (The) in a research report on Monday, December 5th. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Monday, December 5 by Barclays Capital. Williams Cos Inc now has $27.46B valuation. They set an "outperform" rating and a $36.00 price objective on the stock. The company was downgraded on Monday, July 18 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 13 with "Hold".

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