Starbucks (SBUX) Stake Held by Argentiere Capital Ag; Fernwood Investment Management Raised Williams Cos Del Com (WMB) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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 $27.46 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $33.21. About 4.37 million shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Argentiere Capital Ag increased its stake in Starbucks Corp (SBUX) by 311.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Argentiere Capital Ag bought 37,063 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.99% with the market. The hedge fund held 48,953 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.63 million, up from 11,890 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Argentiere Capital Ag who had been investing in Starbucks Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $85.94B market cap company. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $60.4. About 6.99 million shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 12.48% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Farmers & Merchants Invs Inc invested in 34,664 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Management Corporation accumulated 358,800 shares. Guardian Life Ins Of America owns 1,890 shares. Caxton Associate Lp holds 0.72% or 674,096 shares in its portfolio. Virtu Ltd Liability owns 12,121 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Zeke Cap Advsr Ltd holds 10,586 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Ngam Advsr Lp owns 34,112 shares. 8.61M were accumulated by Chickasaw Cap Management Lc. Moreover, Shell Asset Management has 0.1% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 108,352 shares. Moreover, Viking Fund Limited Liability Com has 3.46% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 722,500 shares. Cushing Asset Management LP reported 2.27% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Tcw Grp has invested 0.01% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Evercore Wealth Mngmt Ltd reported 0.01% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Commonwealth Equity Services Inc holds 0.02% or 117,617 shares. 1832 Asset Mgmt Lp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 259,152 shares.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $8.61 million activity. 272,088 shares were sold by CHAPPEL DONALD R, worth $8.25M on Tuesday, September 26. 9,913 shares valued at $297,250 were sold by Ewing Robyn L on Wednesday, September 27.

Among 18 analysts covering Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 47 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, January 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, October 15. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 4. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, August 2 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Friday, December 18. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, May 11 by Bernstein. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Thursday, September 10. The company was reinitiated on Monday, December 5 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $34.0 target in Monday, October 16 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.24, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 95 investors sold SBUX shares while 448 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 428 raised stakes. 972.68 million shares or 1.58% less from 988.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bright Rock Cap Ltd Com reported 96,000 shares. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Com owns 26,978 shares. Hyman Charles D accumulated 107,628 shares or 0.72% of the stock. Crawford Investment Counsel accumulated 9,056 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Insur Com owns 43,778 shares or 0.35% of their US portfolio. Cibc Asset Mngmt owns 184,034 shares. Fiera Capital reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Hilton Mngmt Ltd Liability Com invested in 2.43% or 259,016 shares. Optimum Investment owns 22,278 shares. Bancshares Of Nova Scotia stated it has 794,505 shares. Mcf Advsrs Limited Com stated it has 150 shares. 14.52M are owned by Wellington Management Group Limited Liability Partnership. Usca Ria Limited Com reported 30,924 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Citigroup Incorporated reported 0.04% stake. Dearborn Ltd Co accumulated 317,382 shares.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $4.70 million activity. On Thursday, September 7 ULLMAN MYRON E III sold $1.23 million worth of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) or 22,966 shares.

Among 36 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Starbucks Corporation had 84 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush maintained Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) on Wednesday, September 28 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, March 13 by Wedbush. Buckingham Research initiated Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) on Monday, November 21 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 15. Nomura maintained Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) rating on Friday, November 3. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $63 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Guggenheim given on Friday, July 28. On Friday, August 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Wedbush to “Outperform”. CLSA maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 28 report. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. Zacks upgraded the shares of SBUX in report on Monday, August 24 to “Hold” rating.

Argentiere Capital Ag, which manages about $464.87 million and $259.55M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Inc (EWZ) by 1.50 million shares to 103,568 shares, valued at $4.32M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) by 44,098 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 30,902 shares, and cut its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC).

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