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As Yum Brands (YUM) Stock Price Rose, Shareholder Carlson Capital LP Has Trimmed by $5.56 Million Its Position; Williams Cos Del (WMB) Shareholder Arosa Capital Management LP Has Upped Its Stake by $2.16 Million as Stock Price Declined

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Arosa Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB) by 27.69% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Arosa Capital Management Lp bought 90,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.00% with the market. The institutional investor held 415,000 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $10.32 million, up from 325,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Arosa Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Williams Cos Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $22.12 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $26.73. About 7.92 million shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has declined 9.61% since June 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.18% the S&P500. Some Historical WMB News: 20/04/2018 – DJ Williams Companies Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (WMB); 02/05/2018 – Williams Cos: 2018 Guidance Remains Unchanged; 17/05/2018 – WILLIAMS CFO JOHN CHANDLER COMMENTS AT ANALYST DAY; 17/05/2018 – WILLIAMS SAYS ETHANE RECOVERY WILL INCREASE IN 12 TO 15 MONTHS; 20/04/2018 – N.Y. denies water permit to Williams Northeast Supply pipeline; 08/03/2018 – Williams Partners’ Transco Prices Private Debt Issuance; 23/04/2018 – WILLIAMS PARTNERS – NEW DISTRIBUTION IS 2.33 PCT INCREASE FROM PARTNERSHIP’S PREVIOUS QTRLY DISTRIBUTION OF $0.60 PER UNIT; 12/04/2018 – Williams Partners Seeks FERC Approval for Southeastern Trail Expansion Project to Serve Growing Demand for Natural Gas in Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S; 03/05/2018 – WILLIAMS: ATLANTIC SUNRISE TIMING IS ‘WEATHER-DEPENDENT’ NOW; 26/03/2018 – Williams Partners Announces Garden State Expansion Placed Into Service

Clint Carlson decreased its stake in Yum Brands Inc (YUM) by 13.91% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carlson Capital LP sold 65,398 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.43% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Clint Carlson held 404,666 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $34.45 million, down from 470,064 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carlson Capital LP who had been investing in Yum Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.90B market cap company. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $83.23. About 2.04M shares traded. YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 14.42% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.85% the S&P500. Some Historical YUM News: 06/03/2018 Kitchen United Names Former Yum! Brands Executive Meredith Sandland As Chief Operating Officer; 21/03/2018 – S&PGRBulletin: Yum! Brands ‘BBB-‘ Debt Rtg Unafctd By Amendmnt; 02/05/2018 – YUM CFO DAVID GIBBS SPEAKS ON CALL; 16/05/2018 – Pizza Hut bets on LatAm, Caribbean with Telepizza franchise deal; 28/03/2018 – TIMING: Yum! Brands $1.975b 7Y TLB Accelerated to 5pm ET Today; 16/05/2018 – TELEPIZZA GROUP SA TPZ; 02/05/2018 – YUM: U.K. KFC SUPPLY DISRUPTION CUT 1% FROM SAME-STORE SALES; 20/04/2018 – KFC Pairs New Crispy Colonel Sandwich With Famously Sun-Crisped George Hamilton To Launch Latest Menu ltem; 13/03/2018 – Pizza Hut® Canada Launches Loyalty Program; 02/05/2018 – YUM 1Q REV. $1.37B, EST. $1.08B

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 selling transactions for $1.30 million activity. Timmermans Ted T also sold $347,906 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Tuesday, May 22. Scheel James E. sold 26,915 shares worth $888,195. CHAZEN STEPHEN I also bought $106,826 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares.

More recent The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “3 Energy Mergers That Need to Happen” on June 12, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Williams, And Enbridge, And Cheniere, Oh My!” on May 18, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Williams buys rest of Williams Partners for $10.5B” with publication date: May 17, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.25, from 0.89 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 61 investors sold WMB shares while 189 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 209 raised stakes. 694.75 million shares or 0.17% more from 693.56 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo reported 358,136 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested in 0.05% or 547,100 shares. Farmers And Merchants Invests has 0.06% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Usca Ria Lc holds 0.12% or 45,521 shares in its portfolio. Fdx Advisors has invested 0.05% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Employees Retirement Of Texas stated it has 32,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Jrm Invest Counsel Ltd Com has 1.73% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 86,621 shares. Rmsincerbeaux Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 4.51% or 193,600 shares. Camarda Fincl Advisors Ltd Llc reported 675 shares. Millennium Lc holds 4.39M shares. Horizon Kinetics Ltd Com owns 192,600 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio. Pathstone Family Office Ltd Liability Company invested in 0% or 287 shares. Moreover, Oppenheimer Asset has 0.07% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 114,454 shares. Tortoise Cap Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 2.74% or 14.45 million shares in its portfolio. Baystate Wealth Lc holds 0% or 50 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 61 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Thursday, January 26 with “Outperform”. Jefferies maintained the shares of WMB in report on Friday, June 16 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, December 20 by Jefferies. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of WMB in report on Friday, November 17 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Monday, August 22. JP Morgan upgraded The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Friday, March 9 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, April 25. Howard Weil downgraded The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) rating on Tuesday, September 29. Howard Weil has “Sector Perform” rating and $38 target. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, March 27 by Bernstein. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, October 16.

Arosa Capital Management Lp, which manages about $456.37M and $719.65M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Williams Cos Inc Del (Call) (NYSE:WMB) by 75,000 shares to 250,000 shares, valued at $6.22 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (NYSE:COG) by 297,769 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 297,309 shares, and cut its stake in Golar Lng Ltd Bermuda (NASDAQ:GLNG).

More news for YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) were recently published by: Cnbc.com, which released: “KFC to test vegetarian fried chicken” on June 08, 2018. Investorplace.com‘s article titled: “4 Food Stocks Ready for Growth as Tastes Change” and published on June 11, 2018 is yet another important article.

Analysts await YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.74 earnings per share, up 8.82% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.68 per share. YUM’s profit will be $239.18M for 28.12 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual earnings per share reported by YUM! Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.78% negative EPS growth.

Among 29 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. YUM! Brands had 110 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of YUM in report on Wednesday, August 19 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Outperform” on Thursday, July 14. Cowen & Co upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $88 target in Tuesday, December 1 report. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, December 2 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, July 11. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 14 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research on Thursday, July 14 with “Neutral”. On Friday, January 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Edward Jones to “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of YUM in report on Wednesday, April 18 with “Buy” rating.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.33 million activity. $194,761 worth of stock was sold by Niccol Brian R on Monday, January 22.

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