Yorkville Capital Management Holding in Williams Cos Del (WMB) Boosted by $351,690; Microsoft Com (MSFT) Stock Price Rose While Bridges Investment Management Has Lifted by $3.43 Million Its Holding

May 18, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Bridges Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT) by 61.26% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bridges Investment Management Inc bought 40,369 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 106,263 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.09M, up from 65,894 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bridges Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $743.16 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $96.73. About 8.00M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Yorkville Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB) by 52.02% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Yorkville Capital Management Llc bought 11,723 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 34,258 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.05M, up from 22,535 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Yorkville Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Williams Cos Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $23.04B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $27.84. About 5.59 million shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has declined 12.25% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.80% the S&P500.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $930,912 activity.

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Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 183 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $65 target in Wednesday, January 6 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, March 17 by Oppenheimer. Citigroup upgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $65 target in Friday, January 27 report. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich on Wednesday, July 22 with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 31. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Nomura. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 16. The company was upgraded on Friday, October 21 by William Blair. FBN Securities maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, July 20 report. Pacific Crest maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, September 22 with “Overweight” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Central Securities holds 100,000 shares. Bancshares Of America Corp De holds 1.12% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 78.40 million shares. House Limited Liability Co owns 332,067 shares or 3.45% of their US portfolio. Ronna Sue Cohen holds 1.04% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 17,033 shares. Pinebridge Limited Partnership has invested 1.01% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ems Cap Ltd Partnership has 480,000 shares. Gw Henssler And Ltd has 161,099 shares. Scotia Capital Inc owns 1.01% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 881,135 shares. 335,694 were accumulated by Denver Advsr Ltd Com. Fagan has invested 3.28% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Polaris Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Com owns 34,728 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Tiger Eye Cap Lc reported 9,800 shares. Citadel Advsr Lc accumulated 1.75M shares or 0.09% of the stock. Bbva Compass Bancorp Incorporated accumulated 287,259 shares. Missouri-based Smith Moore & Co has invested 0.33% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since January 11, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $1.06 million activity. Cooper Kathleen B had sold 4,000 shares worth $113,244 on Monday, February 26. $56,566 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) was sold by Timmermans Ted T.

Yorkville Capital Management Llc, which manages about $285.38M and $82.84M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) by 11,525 shares to 46,754 shares, valued at $2.45M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Eqt Midstream Partner (NYSE:EQM) by 5,640 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 20,057 shares, and cut its stake in Mplx Lp Com Unit Rep (NYSE:MPLX).

Among 22 analysts covering Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 60 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets initiated the shares of WMB in report on Monday, September 26 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, March 27 by Bernstein. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, January 26. The rating was reinitiated by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Monday, December 5. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WMB in report on Monday, September 11 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 20 by Jefferies. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $37 target in Monday, August 22 report. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by Citigroup. On Friday, April 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”.

More notable recent The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Is The Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) A Smart Pick For Income Investors?” on April 26, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Williams Announces Agreement to Acquire All Public Equity of Williams Partners LP” published on May 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Williams buys rest of Williams Partners for $10.5B” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “WeissLaw LLP Investigates Williams Partners LP Acquisition” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why World Wrestling Entertainment, Chesapeake Energy, and Williams Partners Jumped Today” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

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