Highland Capital Management LP Decreased Its Williams Cos INC Del (WMB) Stake

November 10, 2018 - By Joe Cepeda

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) Corporate LogoDuring Q2 2018 the big money sentiment increased to 1.26. That’s change of 0.12, from 2018Q1’s 1.14. 45 investors sold all, 183 reduced holdings as WMB ratio is positive. 213 rose stakes while 75 funds took stakes. Funds hold 693.72 million shares thus 0.15% less from 2018Q1’s 694.75 million shares. Oppenheimer Asset Incorporated reported 0.07% stake. Regent Investment Ltd Llc has 1.01% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Mackenzie Corporation holds 0.36% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) or 5.23 million shs. Parametric Assoc Ltd Llc accumulated 0.06% or 2.26M shs. Moreover, Schwab Charles Mngmt has 0.06% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 3.21 million shs. Moreover, Jefferies Gru Limited Liability Co has 0.01% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 65,838 shs. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management holds 11,844 shs or 0.03% of its capital. 7,400 are owned by Vnbtrust National Association. Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny invested in 276,353 shs. Ibm Retirement Fund accumulated 15,937 shs. Moreover, Mercer Capital Advisers Incorporated has 0.02% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 1,200 shs. Prentiss Smith And Company owns 0.03% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 1,860 shs. Tctc Liability Corporation has invested 1.2% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). United Kingdom-based Pictet Asset Management Ltd has invested 0.03% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Parkwood Limited Liability, a Ohio-based fund reported 20,417 shs.

WMB had 1 insider sale and 1 insider purchase since May 22, 2018. This’s net activity of $241,080. Another trade for 4,000 shs valued at $106,826 was made by CHAZEN STEPHEN I on Friday, May 25.

Highland Capital Management Lp’s holdings in Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB) is decreased by 20.42% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. 166,000 shares were sold by Highland Capital Management Lp as the company’s stock rose 6.65% with the market. The public utilities company at the end of 2018Q2 was priced at $17.54M. It’s down from 813,098 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Now it had 647,098 shares held by the hedge fund . $30.66B is the market cap of Williams Cos Inc Del. The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.22 during the last trading session, touching $25.33.The Williams Companies, Inc. has volume of 6.70 million shares. Since November 10, 2017 WMB has declined 6.02% and is downtrending. WMB underperformed the S&P500 by 21.64%.

About $15.04 billion and $1.76B US Long portfolio Highland Capital Management Lp operates. According to a filing the fund rose its stake in Salesforce Com Inc (NYSE:CRM) by 70,958 shares to 83,958 shares, valued at $11.45 million in 2018Q2. Highland Capital Management Lp has risen its stake in Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ:MRVL) and also increased its holding in Nexpoint Strategic Oportunt by 794,355 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.77 million shares.

More recent The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) news were announced by Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com and Seekingalpha.com. The first one has “Williams Is Positioned To Sustainably Grow Its Dividend” as a title and was announced on November 01, 2018. The next is “Williams rises after strong Q3 results, guidance raise” on October 31, 2018. And last was announced on November 05, 2018, called “Margin Expansion, Marginal Gains”.

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

A total of 8 analysts rate Williams Co (NYSE:WMB) as follows: 7 “Buy”, 1 “Hold” and 0 “Sell”. Š¢herefore 88% are bullish. (NYSE:WMB) has 8 ratings reports on Nov 10, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. The stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Friday, November 2. On Thursday, August 16 the stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley. On Friday, May 18 the rating was upgraded by Scotia Capital to “Buy”. On Thursday, September 13 the firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given. On Friday, August 10 the firm has “Buy” rating given by UBS.

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