Tower Bridge Advisors Position in Synchrony Financial (SYF) Has Cut by $1.99 Billion as Market Valuation Rose; Nikko Asset Management Americas Increases Holding in Williams Cos Inc/The (WMB)

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Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc increased its stake in Williams Cos Inc/The (WMB) by 19.41% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc bought 23,703 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 145,814 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $3.22M, up from 122,111 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc who had been investing in Williams Cos Inc/The for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $33.58 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $27.73. About 3.74 million shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 0.07% since March 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.30% the S&P500. Some Historical WMB News: 17/05/2018 – Williams: Deal Was Approved by the Boards of Directors of Both the General Partner of Williams Partners and Williams; 02/05/2018 – Williams Cos 1Q Adj EPS 19c; 16/03/2018 – WILLIAMS COMPANIES INC – FERC’S REVISED POLICY WILL ONLY IMPACT COST OF SERVICE RATE CALCULATIONS ON A PROSPECTIVE BASIS; 17/05/2018 – WMB CORPORATE STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT SVP CHAD ZAMARIN COMMENTS; 17/05/2018 – Williams Announces Agreement to Acquire All Public Equity of Williams Partners LP; 16/03/2018 – WILLIAMS COMPANIES INC – TRANSCO WILL MAKE ITS INITIAL FILING FOR ITS NEXT RATE CASE LATER THIS YEAR; 17/05/2018 – WILLIAMS SAYS LOOKING AT OPPORTUNITIES TO FURTHER CONSOLIDATE; 17/05/2018 – WILLIAMS COMPANIES INC – TRANSACTION IS VALUED AT $10.5 BLN; 17/05/2018 – Williams Says Deal Immediately Accretive to Cash Available for Dividends for It; 03/05/2018 – WMB: FERC FINAL ORDER NOT NEEDED TO MAKE STRUCTURE CHANGE

Tower Bridge Advisors decreased its stake in Synchrony Financial (SYF) by 23.91% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tower Bridge Advisors sold 84,620 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 269,225 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $6.32 billion, down from 353,845 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tower Bridge Advisors who had been investing in Synchrony Financial for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $23.31 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $32.84. About 7.34 million shares traded. Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has declined 9.46% since March 15, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.83% the S&P500. Some Historical SYF News: 16/05/2018 – Synchrony Financial CEO Says Diversity Is Critical for Companies (Video); 15/05/2018 – OMEGA ADVISORS DISSOLVES STAKE IN CEMEX SAB DE CV- SEC FILING; 21/05/2018 – Fitch to Rate Synchrony Credit Card Master Note Trust Series 2018-2; Presale Issued; 20/04/2018 – SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL 1Q ADJ EPS 83C, EST. 75C; 16/05/2018 – Synchrony Financial CEO Says Tax Plan ‘Good for Us’ (Video); 11/04/2018 – Crate and Barrel Partners with Synchrony to Offer Customers New Retail Financing Options; 16/05/2018 – Synchrony Financial CEO ‘Very Excited’ to Have Buffett’s Backing (Video); 21/04/2018 – DJ Synchrony Financial, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SYF); 16/05/2018 – Synchrony Financial CEO on Using Big Data to Combat Amazon (Video); 18/05/2018 – FITCH SEES TO RATE SYNCHRONY BANK’S SR UNSEC NOTES ‘BBB-‘

More notable recent The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Williams Companies Shakes Off Asset Sales to End 2018 on a High Note – Motley Fool” on February 14, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Williams declares $0.38 dividend – Seeking Alpha” published on February 20, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Why These Pipelines Are So Bullish on Natural Gas – Nasdaq” on March 10, 2019. More interesting news about The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Williams Cos. (WMB) Misses Q4 EPS by 5c – StreetInsider.com” published on February 13, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “7 Dividend Stocks to Buy Today – Nasdaq” with publication date: March 14, 2019.

Since November 2, 2018, it had 5 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $807,659 activity. Shares for $25,750 were bought by Wilson Terrance Lane. The insider Zamarin Chad J. bought $64,218. CHANDLER JOHN D had bought 10,000 shares worth $259,422. 2,500 The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares with value of $63,842 were bought by Dunn Micheal G.. 9,760 The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) shares with value of $249,856 were sold by Cooper Kathleen B.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2018 Q4. Its down 2.51, from 3.56 in 2018Q3. It is negative, 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. Moreover, Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Ltd Co has 0.01% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 9,899 shares. Clal Insur Entertainment Hldg Ltd holds 12,000 shares. First Quadrant LP Ca holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 13,410 shares. Moreover, Blb&B Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.13% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Mount Vernon Assocs Inc Md reported 16,635 shares stake. Bancorporation Of America De has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). France-based Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Holdg has invested 0.01% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Asset reported 0.37% of its portfolio in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Walleye Trading Llc has 0% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Cibc World Mkts holds 0% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) or 15,681 shares. Citigroup has 0.05% invested in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) for 2.15 million shares. Par Mgmt Inc holds 0.65% or 1.76M shares in its portfolio. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada holds 0.01% or 530,563 shares in its portfolio. Pub Sector Pension Invest Board has invested 0.01% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB). Baldwin Brothers Ma owns 47,588 shares.

Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc, which manages about $3.82 billion and $2.89 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (NYSE:AU) by 174,855 shares to 547,585 shares, valued at $6.87 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) by 29,325 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 146,829 shares, and cut its stake in Bhp Group Plc (NYSE:BBL).

Tower Bridge Advisors, which manages about $1.11 billion and $776.22B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Eversource Energy Com by 500 shares to 4,002 shares, valued at $260.29M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 706 shares in the quarter, for a total of 138,272 shares, and has risen its stake in Sealed Air Corp (NYSE:SEE).

More notable recent Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Trupanion sinks 9.6% after Synchrony buys pet insurance company – Seeking Alpha” on March 06, 2019, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CenturyLink, Chimera, Comerica, Dish, Exxon, NetApp, Pulte, Petrobras, Teva, Yelp and More – 24/7 Wall St.” published on February 14, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Synchrony Financial, KKR & Co., Life Storage, Unum Group, Codexis, and Finisar — Research Highlights Growth, Revenue, and Consolidated Results – GlobeNewswire” on March 01, 2019. More interesting news about Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Synchrony Financial (SYF) Acquires Pets Best – StreetInsider.com” published on March 06, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Synchrony Financial Acquires Pets Best For Pet Health Insurance – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: March 09, 2019.

Analysts await Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) to report earnings on April, 19. They expect $0.89 EPS, up 7.23% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.83 per share. SYF’s profit will be $631.78 million for 9.22 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual EPS reported by Synchrony Financial for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.35% negative EPS growth.

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