Affinity Investment Advisors Stake in Altria Group (MO) Has Cut by $870,485; Williams Cos Del (WMB) Holding Has Increased by Westwood Holdings Group Inc

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Westwood Holdings Group Inc increased its stake in Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB) by 9.25% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Westwood Holdings Group Inc bought 209,897 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.48 million shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $54.67M, up from 2.27M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc who had been investing in Williams Cos Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $33.38B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $27.56. About 9.08M shares traded or 1.10% up from the average. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 0.07% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.30% the S&P500. Some Historical WMB News: 16/03/2018 – WILLIAMS COMPANIES INC – GULFSTREAM NATURAL GAS SYSTEM’S RATES WITH CUSTOMERS, WHICH ARE ALL NEGOTIATED RATES, WOULD NOT BE IMPACTED BY RULING; 17/05/2018 – Williams to buy rest of Williams Partners in $10.5 bln deal; 12/04/2018 – Williams Partners Seeks FERC Approval for Southeastern Trail Expansion Project to Serve Growing Demand for Natural Gas in Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S; 17/05/2018 – WILLIAMS SAYS LOOKING AT OPPORTUNITIES TO FURTHER CONSOLIDATE; 17/05/2018 – WMB COO SEES POSSIBILITY OF 20 BCF FLOWING ON TRANSCO BY 2020; 17/05/2018 – WILLIAMS COS ANALYST DAY PRESENTATION ENDS; 03/05/2018 – WILLIAMS CEO: FERC TAX POLICY TO BE DISCUSSED AT ANALYST DAY; 16/03/2018 – Williams: Relatively Small Percentage of Revenue Affected by Ruling; 17/05/2018 – Moody’s reviews Williams’ ratings for upgrade; affirms Williams Partners at Baa3, stable outlook; 26/03/2018 – Williams Partners Announces Garden State Expansion Placed Into Service

Affinity Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 9.57% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Affinity Investment Advisors Llc sold 17,765 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.53% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 167,805 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $8.29 million, down from 185,570 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $106.25B market cap company. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $56.75. About 24.58M shares traded or 82.01% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has declined 15.97% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.34% the S&P500. Some Historical MO News: 17/05/2018 – ALTRIA GROUP INC – DECLARES REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.70 PER SHARE; 17/05/2018 – Altria Group (MO) Annual Meeting of Shareholders Conference (Transcript); 10/05/2018 – Altria to Host Webcast of 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders; 17/05/2018 – ALTRIA GROUP INC – ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF ITS $1 BLN SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM TO $2 BLN,; 22/05/2018 – ALTRIA GROUP, REPORTS NEW STRUCTURE TO ACCELERATE INNOVATION; 14/05/2018 – Tobacco giant Altria hired the firm to help with a strategy to figure out how to craft compelling messages to fight back against regulators, sources told CNBC; 26/04/2018 – ALTRIA CEO: IQOS ROLLOUT PLAN IS READY UPON FDA APPROVAL; 22/05/2018 – ALTRIA GROUP INC – NEW STRUCTURE INCLUDES CREATION OF A CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER FUNCTION; 20/03/2018 – ALTRIA UNIT SUBMITS MODIFIED RISK TOBACCO PDT APPLICATION; 09/04/2018 – Fitch Affirms Altria’s IDR at ‘A-‘; Outlook Stable

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.17, from 0.93 in 2018Q3. It fall, as 99 investors sold MO shares while 506 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 1.19 billion shares or 1.86% more from 1.17 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Osborne Ptnrs Capital Limited Liability Company accumulated 63,950 shares. Foothills Asset Mgmt Ltd owns 1.13% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 26,955 shares. Moreover, Perkins Coie has 0.01% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 308 shares. Johnson Inv Counsel Inc invested in 0.09% or 75,994 shares. Schaller Group has 8,950 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. Stonebridge Cap Management Incorporated reported 3,600 shares. 1,135 are owned by Burt Wealth Advisors. Philadelphia owns 17,822 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. 48,318 are held by Hbk Sorce Advisory Limited Liability. Arizona-based Windsor Cap Management Limited Liability has invested 0.15% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Charles Schwab Inv Advisory holds 3.30M shares. Greylin Inv Mangement reported 6,092 shares stake. Rmb Management Limited Liability Corp owns 9,538 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Monetary Mgmt Grp Inc has 26,926 shares for 0.6% of their portfolio. Ironwood Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.03% or 1,039 shares.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.92 EPS, down 3.16% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.95 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.72 billion for 15.42 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.16% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Tilray Stock: Time for Another Bull Run? – Investorplace.com” on March 13, 2019, also Fool.com with their article: “5 Recession-Proof Stocks – Motley Fool” published on March 15, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Altria in the door at Cronos – Seeking Alpha” on March 08, 2019. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Macy’s +3% after earnings beat, restructuring actions – Seeking Alpha” published on February 26, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “CAGNY wrapups on Coca-Cola, Altria and Constellation Brands – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 23, 2019.

Since February 21, 2019, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $122,481 activity.

Westwood Holdings Group Inc, which manages about $8.76 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Methode Electronics Inc (NYSE:MEI) by 583,732 shares to 505,663 shares, valued at $11.78 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) by 36,094 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 347,636 shares, and cut its stake in Wec Energy Group Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2018 Q4. Its down 2.51, from 3.56 in 2018Q3. It worsened, as 65 investors sold WMB shares while 212 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 217 raised stakes. 1.05 billion shares or 50.49% less from 2.12 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Private Advisor Ltd Liability holds 0.04% or 71,376 shares in its portfolio. Valley National Advisers Inc owns 1,199 shares. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada stated it has 0.01% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Brinker Cap holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 10,984 shares. Perella Weinberg Capital LP reported 1.81 million shares. Mitchell Grp owns 35,140 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio. Van Eck Associate invested in 0% or 10,784 shares. Creative Planning reported 87,700 shares. Visionary Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 0.09% or 9,893 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reported 63,500 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Argent Trust Company owns 0.13% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 48,957 shares. Amg Natl Fincl Bank reported 0.02% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0.02% or 155,561 shares in its portfolio. Ipswich Inv Mgmt stated it has 30 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh holds 148,470 shares or 0.39% of its portfolio.

Since November 2, 2018, it had 5 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $807,659 activity. Another trade for 9,760 shares valued at $249,856 was made by Cooper Kathleen B on Thursday, November 29. Shares for $25,750 were bought by Wilson Terrance Lane. 2,500 shares valued at $64,218 were bought by Zamarin Chad J. on Tuesday, November 6. The insider Dunn Micheal G. bought $63,842. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $259,422 was made by CHANDLER JOHN D on Friday, November 2.

Another recent and important The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Williams declares $0.38 dividend – Seeking Alpha” on February 20, 2019.

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