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Mutual Of America Capital Management Has Raised Williams Cos. (WMB) Holding; Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) Covered By 6 Bullish Analysts Last Week

Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc increased Williams Cos. Inc. (WMB) stake by 12.62% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc acquired 30,108 shares as Williams Cos. Inc. (WMB)’s stock rose 7.09%. The Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc holds 268,597 shares with $8.06M value, up from 238,489 last quarter. Williams Cos. Inc. now has $27.46 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $33.21. About 4.37M shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Lithia Motors had 18 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 13 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 28 report. The rating was reinitiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Wednesday, November 16. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Friday, June 16 to “Underperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 11 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, September 5. On Thursday, February 2 the stock rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Neutral”. The company was initiated on Wednesday, August 31 by Wolfe Research. Jefferies maintained Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) rating on Wednesday, October 11. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $125.0 target. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 14 by Seaport Global. See Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) latest ratings:

08/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Hold New Target: $128.0 Upgrade
13/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $130.0 Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $125.0 Maintain
04/10/2017 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold New Target: $126 Initiates Coverage On
04/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Overweight Old Target: $119 New Target: $130 Maintain
08/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $125.0 Maintain
05/09/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $119.0 Maintain

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 insider sales for $18.06 million activity. Another trade for 65,711 shares valued at $8.00 million was made by DEBOER SIDNEY B on Friday, September 29. 5,000 shares valued at $620,000 were sold by Roberts Kenneth E on Monday, January 8. Another trade for 1,970 shares valued at $208,072 was made by Liang George Chun-Wai on Tuesday, August 22. The insider DEBOER BRYAN B sold $2.17 million. 1,000 shares were sold by Cain Susan O, worth $105,640. North John F sold $413,716 worth of stock. Another trade for 14,843 shares valued at $1.54 million was made by Holzshu Chris on Monday, August 21.

The stock increased 1.20% or $1.47 during the last trading session, reaching $124.48. About 240,093 shares traded or 6.30% up from the average. Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has risen 16.88% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.18% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.18, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 18 investors sold Lithia Motors, Inc. shares while 72 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 24.47 million shares or 4.95% less from 25.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Blackrock has invested 0.02% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Teton Advsr reported 27,200 shares. Swiss National Bank reported 39,800 shares stake. Teachers Annuity Association Of America invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Texas Permanent School Fund invested 0.03% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Rothschild Asset Management, a New York-based fund reported 235,697 shares. Franklin Res holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) for 286,545 shares. Westfield Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership reported 93,811 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Koch Industries invested 0.11% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has 0% invested in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Kennedy Cap Mgmt holds 0.43% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) for 197,333 shares. Adams Diversified Equity Fund invested 0.06% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Pitcairn has invested 0.03% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Jpmorgan Chase & reported 411,459 shares. Sei Invests has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD).

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates automotive franchises, and retails new and used vehicles in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.11 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Domestic, Import, and Luxury. It has a 15.14 P/E ratio. It sells new and used cars, replacement parts, vehicle service contracts, vehicle protection products, and credit insurance products; provides vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint, and repair services; and arranges related financing.

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. Bollard Gru Ltd Liability Com invested 0% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Patriot Wealth Mngmt has 0.52% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Northeast Consultants stated it has 8,750 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. 2.43 million are owned by Miller Howard Invests Ny. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt Limited owns 24,384 shares. State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 1.88M shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Cna Fincl has 17,070 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Sentry Invs Corp accumulated 635,894 shares. Td Asset Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.01% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Credit Agricole S A stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Clearbridge Invests Ltd holds 0.27% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) or 9.49 million shares. Rare Infra owns 2.70M shares. City accumulated 0% or 52 shares. Stephens Ar holds 0.12% or 114,401 shares in its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 767,768 shares stake.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $9.50 million activity. Scheel James E. also sold $888,195 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares. 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. CHAPPEL DONALD R sold $8.25 million worth of stock or 272,088 shares.

Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc decreased Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) stake by 19,603 shares to 402,565 valued at $16.10M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Oclaro Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) stake by 81,575 shares and now owns 180,245 shares. Covenant Transportation Group (NASDAQ:CVTI) was reduced too.

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 48 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo upgraded the shares of WMB in report on Monday, May 8 to “Outperform” rating. Bernstein initiated The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) rating on Wednesday, May 11. Bernstein has “Outperform” rating and $25 target. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, January 11 by Barclays Capital. Credit Suisse initiated The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Thursday, January 26 with “Outperform” rating. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, April 7 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, September 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) rating on Wednesday, December 20. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $35.0 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, July 22 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, March 22 with “Buy”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, May 6 by Raymond James.

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