Williams Cos (WMB) Holder Alpine Woods Capital Investors Has Cut Its Stake as Share Value Rose; Massmutual Trust Company Fsb Has Cut Scana (SCG) Position by $57.43 Million; Share Price Declined

November 15, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Alpine Woods Capital Investors Llc decreased its stake in Williams Cos Inc (WMB) by 12.95% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Woods Capital Investors Llc sold 13,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 91,400 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.77 million, down from 105,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors Llc who had been investing in Williams Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.92B market cap company. The stock declined 0.54% or $0.15 reaching $27.57 per share. About 20,885 shares traded. Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Massmutual Trust Company Fsb decreased its stake in Scana Corp (SCG) by 50.21% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Massmutual Trust Company Fsb sold 857 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.18% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 850 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $56.96M, down from 1,707 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Massmutual Trust Company Fsb who had been investing in Scana Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.36 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $44.5. About 3,226 shares traded. SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) has declined 4.13% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.83% the S&P500.

More notable recent SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “SCANA Corporation to Cooperate with Securities and Exchange Commission …” on October 17, 2017, also Twst.com with their article: “Scana Corporation: SCANA Files BLRA Status Report for 3rd Quarter 2017” published on November 14, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action …” on November 14, 2017. More interesting news about SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “SCANA Corporation Declares Dividend on Common Stock For Fourth Quarter 2017” published on October 26, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “SCANA Corporation and South Carolina Electric & Gas Company Announce …” with publication date: October 31, 2017.

Among 10 analysts covering SCANA (NYSE:SCG), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. SCANA had 25 analyst reports since August 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Gabelli downgraded the shares of SCG in report on Friday, July 28 to “Hold” rating. Edward Jones upgraded the shares of SCG in report on Monday, November 13 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Tuesday, February 14. Mizuho upgraded SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) on Monday, February 8 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Goldman Sachs. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 24 by Macquarie Research. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of SCG in report on Tuesday, July 11 with “Underweight” rating. As per Friday, September 29, the company rating was downgraded by Williams Capital Group. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Mizuho. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, June 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.11, from 0.97 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 46 investors sold SCG shares while 161 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 133 raised stakes. 93.24 million shares or 2.65% less from 95.77 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Icon Advisers Inc Com owns 34,800 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. New York-based Tiedemann Wealth Management Ltd Liability has invested 0.22% in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Gamco Invsts Et Al stated it has 0% of its portfolio in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). State Street has 0.04% invested in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Cibc Markets holds 79,893 shares. Hennessy Advisors accumulated 177,466 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Holdings has 0.04% invested in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Moreover, Cambridge Rech Advsrs has 0.01% invested in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) for 11,456 shares. Massmutual Fsb Adv owns 850 shares. United Kingdom-based Uss Investment Management has invested 0.06% in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Marshwinds Advisory has 0.12% invested in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). 74,681 are held by Voya Investment Mgmt Llc. Fmr Ltd Liability Company reported 0.01% stake. Regentatlantic Ltd Co owns 3,264 shares. Mcmillion Capital Management accumulated 0.46% or 10,330 shares.

Massmutual Trust Company Fsb, which manages about $1.12 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Silgan Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SLGN) by 8,429 shares to 16,933 shares, valued at $538.13M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) by 8 shares in the quarter, for a total of 45 shares, and has risen its stake in Berkshire Hathaway B Shares (BRKB).

Analysts await SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.98 EPS, up 12.64% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.87 per share. SCG’s profit will be $140.06 million for 11.35 P/E if the $0.98 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.16 actual EPS reported by SCANA Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.52% negative EPS growth.

Alpine Woods Capital Investors Llc, which manages about $4.50B and $1.87B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX) by 35,400 shares to 115,000 shares, valued at $8.30M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Altisource Residenti (NYSE:RESI) by 45,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 291,878 shares, and has risen its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB).

More news for Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “Williams Companies Inc’s Earnings Take a Breather as It Prepares to Re-Accelerate” on November 02, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Earnings Reaction History: Williams Companies Inc, 60.0% Follow-Through …” and published on November 01, 2017 is yet another important article.

Analysts await Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.22 earnings per share, up 29.41% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.17 per share. WMB’s profit will be $182.89 million for 31.33 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual earnings per share reported by Williams Companies Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 46.67% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.71, from 1.77 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 52 investors sold WMB shares while 206 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 216 raised stakes. 695.32 million shares or 1.45% more from 685.37 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. California Pub Employees Retirement System invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Brown Brothers Harriman And Company accumulated 43 shares. Sg Americas Lc stated it has 37,726 shares. 43,126 are held by Wealthfront. Manufacturers Life Insurance The holds 0.03% or 926,777 shares. Schroder Investment Gru accumulated 1,642 shares. Blb&B Advsr Ltd Liability Corp holds 40,529 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Reaves W H Incorporated invested in 961,590 shares or 1.08% of the stock. Investment Centers Of America stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Cleararc Cap, Ohio-based fund reported 20,288 shares. Webster Savings Bank N A invested in 0% or 600 shares. Ngam LP holds 28,978 shares. Huntington Bancorporation has invested 0.01% in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Opus Cap Gp Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 15,350 shares. Mufg Americas Holding owns 4,625 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $622,414 activity. Ewing Robyn L sold $305,659 worth of stock. ARMSTRONG ALAN S also bought $429,000 worth of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) on Thursday, June 15. $499,073 worth of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) shares were bought by BERGSTROM STEPHEN W.

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 44 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 2 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, December 5 by Barclays Capital. Bernstein initiated Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) on Wednesday, May 11 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 4 with “Buy”. The stock of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, December 19. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 3 by Jefferies. The stock of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) earned “Sector Perform” rating by Howard Weil on Tuesday, September 29. As per Friday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by Scotia Capital. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 18 by Jefferies. On Tuesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Evercore with “Buy”.

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