What Is the Overall Sentiment on Williams Companies (WMB) Shares?

This afternoon we watched Williams Companies drop -1.0% to a price of $34.49 per share. The large-cap Oil & Gas Transportation and Processing company is now trading -8.38% below its average target price of $37.65. Analysts have set target prices ranging from $31.0 to $42.0 per share for Williams Companies, and have given the stock an average rating of buy.

The stock has an average amount of shares sold short at 2.3%, and a short ratio of 4.11. The company's insiders own 0.36% of its outstanding shares, which indicates a strong alignment between management and shareholder interests. Finally, we also note that a significant number of institutional investors are invested in the stock, with 87.5% of Williams Companies's shares being owned by this investor type.

Institutions Invested in Williams Companies

Date Reported Holder Percentage Shares Value
2023-06-30 Vanguard Group Inc 11% 128,606,314 $4,436,274,664
2023-06-30 Blackrock Inc. 10% 118,182,992 $4,076,722,182
2023-06-30 State Street Corporation 7% 82,587,296 $2,848,848,687
2023-06-30 Bank of America Corporation 4% 50,857,177 $1,754,318,266
2023-06-30 Dodge & Cox Inc 3% 39,014,106 $1,345,791,544
2023-06-30 Geode Capital Management, LLC 2% 27,149,522 $936,522,732
2023-06-30 JP Morgan Chase & Company 2% 23,881,035 $823,776,276
2023-06-30 ClearBridge Investments, LLC 2% 23,515,457 $811,165,664
2023-06-30 Royal Bank of Canada 2% 21,392,837 $737,945,889
2023-06-30 Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc 2% 20,028,700 $690,889,985

Besides an analyst consensus of some upside potential, other market factors point to there being mixed market sentiment on Williams Companies.

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