As Williams Cos Del (WMB) Stock Price Rose, Holder Whetstone Capital Advisors Decreased Holding; Shareholder Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Boosted Px (PX) Holding

January 2, 2018 - By Migdalia James

David Atterbury decreased its stake in Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB) by 54.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Whetstone Capital Advisors Llc sold 172,133 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.09% with the market. The hedge fund run by David Atterbury held 144,767 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.34M, down from 316,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Whetstone Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Williams Cos Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $25.48B market cap company. The stock increased 1.09% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $30.82. About 1.07 million shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since January 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Llc increased its stake in Px (PX) by 53.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Llc bought 15,488 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.06% with the market. The institutional investor held 44,333 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.20M, up from 28,845 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Llc who had been investing in Px for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $44.27B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $154.61. About 273,875 shares traded. Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has risen 17.42% since January 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.72% the S&P500.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $8.61 million activity. 2,000 shares valued at $61,310 were sold by Timmermans Ted T on Tuesday, August 8. $297,250 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) was sold by Ewing Robyn L.

Among 18 analysts covering Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 46 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform” on Friday, May 6. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 8 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, September 26 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, January 23, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. As per Wednesday, December 20, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 16 by Jefferies. As per Monday, December 19, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $34 target in Monday, April 3 report. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 11 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Zwj Investment Counsel reported 11,080 shares. Texas-based Argent Tru Company has invested 0.38% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). The Massachusetts-based Winslow Evans & Crocker has invested 0.06% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Blb&B Advsrs Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Truepoint Inc has 222,374 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Goldman Sachs invested in 0.17% or 22.78 million shares. Bank & Trust Of America De invested in 8.22M shares or 0.04% of the stock. Levin Cap Strategies Lp, New York-based fund reported 510,038 shares. Renaissance Technologies Ltd, New York-based fund reported 2.23M shares. Highlander Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 4,275 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Moreover, State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has 0.07% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). M&R Mgmt Inc reported 856 shares. Susquehanna International Group Incorporated Limited Liability Partnership holds 76,641 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Duncker Streett And Incorporated holds 0.11% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) or 12,230 shares. Syntal Capital Limited Liability Co has 0.38% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB).

Analysts await The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.20 EPS, up 17.65% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.17 per share. WMB’s profit will be $165.36 million for 38.53 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by The Williams Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.18, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 39 investors sold PX shares while 277 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 258 raised stakes. 235.36 million shares or 0.26% less from 235.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gulf Intl State Bank (Uk) owns 91,779 shares. First Eagle Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 3.94M shares. Bp Public Limited Company holds 0.17% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) or 35,000 shares. St James Inv Llc reported 2.97% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Tompkins Financial holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 175 shares. The Japan-based Tokio Marine Asset Mgmt has invested 0.19% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Synovus Fincl Corp invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Argent Tru, Texas-based fund reported 1,997 shares. First Allied Advisory holds 3,457 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Tdam Usa stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Legg Mason Asset Mngmt (Japan) accumulated 1.38% or 16,700 shares. Headinvest Ltd holds 1.99% or 43,427 shares. Sector Pension Investment Board accumulated 131,749 shares. Whittier Tru holds 0.54% or 105,227 shares. Td Asset Mgmt reported 786,299 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings.

Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Llc, which manages about $764.48 million and $573.78M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Aapl (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 21,137 shares to 68,879 shares, valued at $10.62 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 21 analysts covering Praxair (NYSE:PX), 11 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Praxair had 44 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, October 27. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, June 7. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight” on Tuesday, February 2. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 19 report. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, December 22 by CLSA. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 24 with “Hold”. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 19 report. The stock of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Monday, November 2 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Saturday, January 7. Susquehanna maintained Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) rating on Tuesday, November 7. Susquehanna has “Buy” rating and $175.0 target.

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