As Amazon Com (AMZN) Share Price Rose, Shareholder Meritage Group LP Upped Holding; Blb&B Advisors Lifted Its Holding in Williams Cos Del (WMB) as Valuation Rose

February 23, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Meritage Group Lp increased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 29.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meritage Group Lp bought 72,293 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.58% with the market. The hedge fund held 313,373 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $301.26 million, up from 241,080 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meritage Group Lp who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $723.74B market cap company. The stock increased 0.65% or $9.66 during the last trading session, reaching $1495. About 2.65 million shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Blb&B Advisors Llc increased its stake in Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB) by 39.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blb&B Advisors Llc bought 15,993 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 56,522 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.70 million, up from 40,529 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blb&B Advisors Llc who had been investing in Williams Cos Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $23.66 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $28.62. About 3.34 million shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $38.37 million activity. $3.24 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Zapolsky David on Thursday, February 15. ALBERG TOM A sold $3.35 million worth of stock or 2,285 shares. $18.50 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M. $795,502 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Reynolds Shelley on Thursday, February 15. Olsavsky Brian T sold $3.42 million worth of stock. The insider Jassy Andrew R sold $2.90M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. 279.77 million shares or 1.91% less from 285.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Paradigm Asset Mgmt Com Ltd Liability Com holds 0.77% or 3,080 shares in its portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt has 19,452 shares. Contravisory Mgmt owns 0.04% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 114 shares. Moreover, Mngmt Associate has 1.16% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Creative Planning invested in 0.38% or 85,346 shares. Welch Group Limited Co reported 278 shares. Northeast Invest Management accumulated 35,323 shares. Lincoln Capital has invested 1.69% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Princeton Inc reported 7,826 shares stake. Bancorporation Of Hawaii holds 0.28% or 3,506 shares. Missouri-based Cutter Co Brokerage Inc has invested 0.4% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 817 shares. Old Natl Bank & Trust In reported 2,715 shares. Moreover, Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Com has 0.62% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Pillar Pacific Capital Mgmt Limited Co has invested 1.36% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Among 53 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 50 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 274 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. Benchmark maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, July 29. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, July 12. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 18 by Nomura. The company was maintained on Friday, July 29 by Benchmark. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 9 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Wednesday, September 28. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, August 10. Monness Crespi & Hardt maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 24 report.

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. As per Tuesday, January 10, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, September 10. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 18 by Jefferies. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Credit Suisse. On Monday, January 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Stephens on Thursday, September 29 with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by Howard Weil given on Tuesday, September 29. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, July 13. The rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Monday, September 26. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 4.

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. Perigon Wealth Management Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). United Fincl Advisers Limited Company has 0.02% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Cushing Asset Management Limited Partnership accumulated 2.37 million shares. Rmb Cap Mngmt Ltd holds 31,762 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec reported 581,406 shares stake. Wellington Management Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Natl Pension Serv stated it has 800,075 shares. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp Ma accumulated 0.01% or 12,500 shares. 2.34 million are held by Par Cap Mngmt. Bollard Grp Lc has 0% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Botty Invsts Ltd Liability owns 10,260 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Aspen Inv Mngmt has invested 0.34% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). 111,200 are owned by Jefferies Grp Limited Liability Corp. First Midwest Savings Bank Tru Division reported 7,940 shares. Kentucky Retirement System owns 50,734 shares.

Since September 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $9.43 million activity. Another trade for 26,915 shares valued at $888,195 was sold by Scheel James E.. On Tuesday, September 26 the insider CHAPPEL DONALD R sold $8.25 million.

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