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Icahn Carl C Raised Icahn Enterprises LP (IEP) Stake; Williams Cos Del (WMB) Holder Nokota Management LP Has Cut Its Stake

Matthew Knauer decreased its stake in Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB) by 25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nokota Management Lp sold 212,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.09% with the market. The hedge fund run by Matthew Knauer held 637,500 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $19.13M, down from 850,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nokota Management Lp who had been investing in Williams Cos Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $23.66B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.62% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $28.62. About 3.61 million shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Carl Icahn increased its stake in Icahn Enterprises Lp (IEP) by 2.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Icahn Carl C bought 4.21 million shares as the company’s stock declined 12.27% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Carl Icahn held 153.49M shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.42 billion, up from 149.28 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Icahn Carl C who had been investing in Icahn Enterprises Lp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.51 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $56.26. About 40,783 shares traded. Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ:IEP) has declined 7.69% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.39% the S&P500.

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. Glenmede Tru Na has 0% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Gsa Partners Limited Liability Partnership invested 0.04% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Tortoise Advisors Limited Liability Co reported 15.29 million shares. Bokf Na invested in 304,437 shares or 0.27% of the stock. City Hldgs Co reported 52 shares stake. Gateway Inv Advisers Limited Liability Corp holds 51,175 shares. 509,104 were accumulated by Vaughan David Invests Incorporated Il. National Bank owns 13,973 shares. Webster Fincl Bank N A holds 0% or 600 shares in its portfolio. Princeton Strategies Ltd Liability holds 14,405 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Grassi Mngmt reported 29,250 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary), South Africa-based fund reported 34,757 shares. Palisade Asset Ltd Com reported 13,427 shares. Stifel Financial invested in 0.03% or 275,505 shares.

Since September 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $9.43 million activity. Scheel James E. sold $888,195 worth of stock or 26,915 shares. On Tuesday, September 26 the insider CHAPPEL DONALD R sold $8.25 million.

Analysts await The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.18 EPS, up 28.57% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.14 per share. WMB’s profit will be $148.83M for 39.75 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.20 actual EPS reported by The Williams Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00% negative EPS growth.

Nokota Management Lp, which manages about $1.60B and $4.09B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Altaba Inc by 614,356 shares to 4.30 million shares, valued at $284.89 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Shire Plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) by 11,500 shares in the quarter, for a total of 65,500 shares, and has risen its stake in Netscout Sys Inc (NASDAQ:NTCT).

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. had 51 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse initiated The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Thursday, January 26 with “Outperform” rating. Jefferies maintained The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) rating on Monday, October 16. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $34.0 target. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Monday, January 23. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, July 23. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, April 3 with “Buy”. Barclays Capital upgraded the shares of WMB in report on Tuesday, July 18 to “Overweight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3400 target in Monday, June 5 report. Bernstein initiated The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Wednesday, May 11 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Hold” rating by Scotia Capital on Friday, April 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 11.

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