Columbus Hill Capital Management LP Has Decreased By $3.15 Million Its Williams Cos Del (WMB) Stake; Cantillon Capital Management Has Decreased Verisign (VRSN) Holding

April 18, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

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Cantillon Capital Management Llc decreased Verisign Inc (VRSN) stake by 6.67% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Cantillon Capital Management Llc sold 88,865 shares as Verisign Inc (VRSN)’s stock rose 3.06%. The Cantillon Capital Management Llc holds 1.24M shares with $142.29 million value, down from 1.33M last quarter. Verisign Inc now has $12.23 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $126.02. About 406,115 shares traded. VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) has risen 35.08% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.53% the S&P500.

Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp decreased Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB) stake by 14.6% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp sold 105,000 shares as Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB)’s stock declined 17.02%. The Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp holds 614,178 shares with $18.73M value, down from 719,178 last quarter. Williams Cos Inc Del now has $21.39B valuation. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.115 during the last trading session, reaching $25.845. About 1.98 million shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has declined 12.25% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.80% the S&P500.

Analysts await VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $0.95 EPS, up 10.47% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.86 per share. VRSN’s profit will be $92.16 million for 33.16 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.89 actual EPS reported by VeriSign, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.74% EPS growth.

Among 6 analysts covering VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. VeriSign had 18 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $12000 target in Thursday, April 5 report. Robert W. Baird maintained VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) rating on Thursday, August 31. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $105.0 target. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $105.0 target in Friday, October 6 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, October 27 with “Neutral”. Topeka Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $90 target in Monday, July 27 report. The stock of VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, January 5 by Citigroup. Cowen & Co maintained VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) rating on Friday, October 27. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $103.0 target. Citigroup upgraded the shares of VRSN in report on Wednesday, April 12 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Friday, October 2. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, February 9 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 0 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 28 investors sold VRSN shares while 2 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 78.09 million shares or 97.38% more from 39.56 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bankshares Of Ny Mellon owns 656,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Platinum Investment Management owns 5,600 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Hudson Bay Management LP holds 1.59% of its portfolio in VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) for 22.16 million shares. Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia has 2.54 million shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Hbk Investments LP holds 19.75M shares or 0.62% of its portfolio. State Street has invested 0.01% in VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN). Penn Cap Mgmt stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN).

Analysts await The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.18 EPS, up 28.57% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.14 per share. WMB’s profit will be $148.97 million for 35.90 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.

Among 21 analysts covering Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 56 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, August 2 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, March 2. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, July 18 by Barclays Capital. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, May 6 by Raymond James. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 18 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, March 27. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, October 15 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies downgraded the shares of WMB in report on Tuesday, January 10 to “Hold” rating. The company was reinitiated on Friday, July 22 by Citigroup. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, May 8 to “Outperform”.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.06 million activity. Shares for $888,195 were sold by Scheel James E.. Timmermans Ted T also sold $56,566 worth of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) on Friday, February 23. $113,244 worth of stock was sold by Cooper Kathleen B on Monday, February 26.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.30, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 62 investors sold WMB shares while 221 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 185 raised stakes. 693.56 million shares or 0.89% more from 687.46 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mercer Cap Advisers holds 0.03% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) or 1,200 shares. Advisory Research Inc holds 2.39M shares or 1.2% of its portfolio. Advisor Prns Limited invested in 24,918 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Permit Lc owns 85,000 shares for 1.39% of their portfolio. Hanson And Doremus Investment Management invested in 400 shares or 0% of the stock. Bluefin Trading Limited Liability Co holds 14,354 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Savings Bank Of New York Mellon invested 0.06% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd has 0% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 413 shares. Gulf International Retail Bank (Uk) owns 253,469 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Calamos Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Moreover, Toronto Dominion Financial Bank has 0.03% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 356,721 shares. Swiss Bancorporation holds 3.05M shares. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Limited Co holds 0.01% or 5,185 shares in its portfolio. Retirement Of Alabama reported 400,652 shares stake. Asset Management invested in 0.25% or 13,360 shares.

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