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Halliburton Co (HAL) Shareholder Optimum Investment Advisors Has Decreased Its Position; Williams Cos Del Com (WMB) Shareholder Fernwood Investment Management Has Increased Its Stake by $379,560 as Shares Rose

Optimum Investment Advisors decreased its stake in Halliburton Co (HAL) by 43.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Optimum Investment Advisors sold 9,060 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.04% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 11,542 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $531,000, down from 20,602 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Optimum Investment Advisors who had been investing in Halliburton Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $41.26 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $47.16. About 7.43M shares traded. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has risen 19.03% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

Fernwood Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Williams Cos Inc Del Com (WMB) by 34.58% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fernwood Investment Management Llc bought 12,652 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 49,237 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.48 million, up from 36,585 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fernwood Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Williams Cos Inc Del Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.05B market cap company. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $29.09. About 4.53M shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Since September 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $9.43 million activity. Scheel James E. sold $888,195 worth of stock or 26,915 shares. Another trade for 9,913 shares valued at $297,250 was made by Ewing Robyn L on Wednesday, September 27.

Among 18 analysts covering Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. has $49.98 highest and $25 lowest target. $31.93’s average target is 9.76% above currents $29.09 stock price. Williams Companies Inc. had 51 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 13 by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 15. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Monday, August 22. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, July 22. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Thursday, September 10. RBC Capital Markets initiated The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Monday, September 26 with “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 16 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, September 11. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 10 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Cambridge Inv Rech Advisors Inc owns 19,126 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board invested in 0.09% or 1.03 million shares. 21,259 were accumulated by Cleararc Capital. Walnut Private Equity Llc owns 174,000 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested in 76,828 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Kings Point Management has 22,128 shares. Moreover, Stephens Ar has 0.12% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 114,401 shares. California-based Aperio Grp Limited Liability Company has invested 0.06% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Rampart Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.1% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Great West Life Assurance Co Can holds 0.08% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 1.03M shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited accumulated 0.14% or 34,757 shares. 50,734 are held by Kentucky Retirement. Perkins Coie Tru invested in 0.45% or 28,915 shares. Lvw has 23,109 shares. Convergence Prtn Limited invested 0.17% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB).

Among 41 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 37 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Halliburton Company has $75.0 highest and $16 lowest target. $54.12’s average target is 14.76% above currents $47.16 stock price. Halliburton Company had 149 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, August 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $69 target in Monday, May 29 report. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, March 28. Howard Weil maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Wednesday, June 15 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, October 20. Atlantic Securities upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, January 29 report. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, May 16 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 21 by Citigroup. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Credit Suisse. Cowen & Co maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Thursday, October 20. Cowen & Co has “Market Perform” rating and $45 target.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 insider sales for $10.10 million activity. $151,459 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) shares were sold by Beaty Anne L.. Carre Eric sold $1.45 million worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Friday, January 5. Another trade for 39,287 shares valued at $2.16M was sold by Voyles Robb L.. 12,977 shares were sold by Brown James S, worth $713,475. The insider Pope Lawrence J sold $1.71 million. $251,835 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) shares were sold by McKeon Timothy.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 84 investors sold HAL shares while 297 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. 679.57 million shares or 0.21% less from 681.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 2.10 million are held by Royal Bancshares Of Canada. Fin Mgmt Professionals Incorporated reported 132 shares. Guggenheim Capital Lc holds 1.03M shares. Banque Pictet & Cie Sa holds 0.89% or 854,906 shares in its portfolio. Pension Serv accumulated 746,766 shares. Blackrock Incorporated reported 61.42 million shares. Hirtle Callaghan & Limited Liability Co invested in 0% or 256 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Mgmt holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 6,335 shares. Amica Retiree has invested 0.16% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Van Eck Associate Corporation reported 6.53 million shares stake. Washington Trust National Bank holds 0.54% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 73,939 shares. The Washington-based Cornerstone Advisors has invested 0.02% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). 41.94M were accumulated by State Street. Florida-based Sawgrass Asset Mgmt Llc has invested 0.02% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Boston Family Office Ltd Com reported 0.04% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL).

Analysts await Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) to report earnings on April, 23. They expect $0.49 EPS, up 1,125.00% or $0.45 from last year’s $0.04 per share. HAL’s profit will be $428.71 million for 24.06 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual EPS reported by Halliburton Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.55% negative EPS growth.

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