As Williams Companies INC (WMB) Stock Rose, Shareholder Paloma Partners Management Company Upped Its Stake

October 11, 2018 - By Louis Casey

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.12, from 1.14 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 45 investors sold WMB shares while 183 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 213 raised stakes. 693.72 million shares or 0.15% less from 694.75 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Hourglass Cap Limited Liability Company holds 2.2% or 323,030 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Shell Asset Mgmt has 0.03% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 62,409 shares. Daiwa Secs Grp Inc accumulated 0.01% or 28,648 shares. Kistler holds 0% or 400 shares in its portfolio. 87,691 were reported by Bb&T Ltd Liability Corp. Security reported 75 shares stake. Fincl Counselors reported 560,182 shares stake. Robertson Opportunity Ltd stated it has 290,680 shares. Talara Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 91,447 shares. Usca Ria Lc invested in 41,048 shares or 0.12% of the stock. 421 were reported by Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Company. Camarda Financial Limited reported 675 shares. Bourgeon Cap Limited Liability Com holds 1.34% or 91,850 shares in its portfolio. Viking Fund Management Ltd Liability Corp has 699,000 shares. Illinois-based Old Second Bancshares Of Aurora has invested 0.01% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB).

Since May 22, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 1 sale for $241,080 activity. $106,826 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) was bought by CHAZEN STEPHEN I on Friday, May 25.

Paloma Partners Management Company increased its stake in Williams Companies Inc (WMB) by 9394.19% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Paloma Partners Management Company bought 1.76 million shares as the company’s stock rose 6.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.78 million shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $48.13 million, up from 18,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Paloma Partners Management Company who had been investing in Williams Companies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $32.51 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.18% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $26.88. About 1.67 million shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has declined 6.02% since October 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.64% the S&P500.

Paloma Partners Management Company, which manages about $5.47B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Halliburton Co (Call) (NYSE:HAL) by 117,900 shares to 111,000 shares, valued at $5.00 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cme Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) by 31,027 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3,193 shares, and cut its stake in Industrial Select Sect Spdr (Call) (XLI).

Another recent and important The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) news was published by which published an article titled: “Midstream Vs. Upstream: A Tale Of Two Market Reactions To Rising Capex” on October 10, 2018.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Williams Companies had 10 analyst reports since April 17, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of WMB in report on Thursday, August 16 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, April 17 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, August 10. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 18 by Scotia Capital. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 25 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 25 by Seaport Global. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, September 13 by Wells Fargo.

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