Mesa Labs (MLAB) Stake Held by Df Dent & Co Inc; As Williams Cos Del Com (WMB) Share Price Rose, Fernwood Investment Management Has Raised Holding

February 22, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Df Dent & Co Inc increased its stake in Mesa Labs Inc (MLAB) by 24.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Df Dent & Co Inc bought 2,042 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,536 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.57 million, up from 8,494 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Df Dent & Co Inc who had been investing in Mesa Labs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $520.22M market cap company. The stock increased 1.78% or $2.41 during the last trading session, reaching $137.51. About 7,250 shares traded. Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) has risen 44.42% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.72% 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 $23.66 billion 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.

Since September 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $9.43 million activity. 26,915 shares were sold by Scheel James E., worth $888,195. Ewing Robyn L sold $297,250 worth of stock.

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. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) rating on Wednesday, January 11. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $33 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, May 8 by Wells Fargo. Citigroup reinitiated The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) rating on Friday, July 22. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $26 target. On Thursday, July 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 11 by Barclays Capital. Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Monday, December 19 report. On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Thursday, September 10 by Wells Fargo. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 29 by Howard Weil.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. 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. Ftb Advisors Inc invested in 925 shares or 0% of the stock. Cadence Capital Ltd owns 270,319 shares. 49,237 were accumulated by Fernwood Mgmt Limited Liability Com. Moreover, Sandler Cap Mgmt has 0.61% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 162,950 shares. First Personal Financial reported 1,922 shares. Moreover, Counselors has 0.57% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Aqr Management Limited Co has 0.06% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Shell Asset Management stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). D E Shaw & Commerce Inc invested in 0.05% or 1.05 million shares. Mercer Advisers stated it has 0.03% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Wms Prtn Limited Liability Corp holds 13,000 shares. 161,600 are held by Connor Clark And Lunn Investment. Cap Fund reported 0.02% stake. 34,112 are held by Ngam Advsr L P. Glenmede Tru Co Na invested in 6,816 shares.

Df Dent & Co Inc, which manages about $3.85 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 1,972 shares to 57,510 shares, valued at $55.29M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Moodys Corp (NYSE:MCO) by 45,162 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 961,489 shares, and cut its stake in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA).

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