Rare Infrastructure LTD Stake in Williams Cos INC Del (WMB) Increased as Market Value Rose

March 13, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold WMB shares while 203 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. 687.46 million shares or 1.13% less from 695.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Lucas Cap has invested 0.3% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Ent Financial Ser holds 0.02% or 1,172 shares in its portfolio. Magnetar Fincl Ltd Llc holds 94,890 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. New Jersey-based Bessemer Grp has invested 0.04% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Clearbridge Investments Ltd Company stated it has 9.49 million shares or 0.27% of all its holdings. Hudson Bay Mngmt LP holds 475,000 shares. Moreover, Nikko Asset Americas has 0.01% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 4,100 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Company accumulated 17,589 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Evergreen Capital owns 57,633 shares. Fincl Counselors stated it has 0.57% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Capwealth reported 522,164 shares. Perigon Wealth, California-based fund reported 565 shares. Rare Infrastructure Limited owns 2.70M shares for 5.9% of their portfolio. Adams Natural Res Fund has invested 2.04% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Meiji Yasuda Life stated it has 13,390 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings.

Since September 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $9.60 million activity. Ewing Robyn L had sold 9,913 shares worth $297,250 on Wednesday, September 27. CHAPPEL DONALD R also sold $8.25 million worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares. The insider Cooper Kathleen B sold 4,000 shares worth $113,244. 26,915 shares were sold by Scheel James E., worth $888,195 on Thursday, January 11.

Rare Infrastructure Ltd increased its stake in Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB) by 80.39% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rare Infrastructure Ltd bought 1.20M shares as the company’s stock rose 7.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.70M shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $80.93 million, up from 1.50M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rare Infrastructure Ltd who had been investing in Williams Cos Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $23.21 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $28.05. About 3.81M shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Rare Infrastructure Ltd, which manages about $1.37 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in American Tower Corp New (NYSE:AMT) by 530,817 shares to 507,645 shares, valued at $69.39 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in American Elec Pwr Inc (NYSE:AEP) by 1.16M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 511,495 shares, and cut its stake in Great Plains Energy Inc (NYSE:GXP).

More recent The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Will Williams Companies Inc Return to Growth Mode in Q4?” on February 12, 2018. Also Fool.com published the news titled: “Williams Companies Inc Restarts Its Growth Engine” on February 15, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 08, 2018” with publication date: March 07, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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

Among 20 analysts covering Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 54 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 20. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Thursday, July 23 to “Hold”. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, December 19. On Friday, May 6 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform”. As per Friday, April 7, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 18 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $34.0 target in Monday, October 16 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 15 report. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 15.

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