Williams Companies (WMB) EPS Estimated At $0.18; Shorts at Sutherland Asset Mgt (SLD) Lowered By 1.89%

July 17, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Analysts expect Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) to report $0.18 EPS on August, 2 after the close.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 5.26% from last quarter’s $0.19 EPS. WMB’s profit would be $150.00M giving it 43.67 P/E if the $0.18 EPS is correct. After having $0.14 EPS previously, Williams Companies Inc’s analysts see 28.57% EPS growth. About 1.43M shares traded. Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Sutherland Asset Mgt (NYSE:SLD) had a decrease of 1.89% in short interest. SLD’s SI was 124,300 shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 1.89% from 126,700 shares previously. With 60,400 avg volume, 2 days are for Sutherland Asset Mgt (NYSE:SLD)’s short sellers to cover SLD’s short positions. The SI to Sutherland Asset Mgt’s float is 0.87%. About 26,937 shares traded. Sutherland Asset Management Corp (NYSE:SLD) has 0.00% since July 17, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Sutherland Asset Management Corporation, formerly ZAIS Financial Corp., is a diversified mortgage real estate investment trust . The company has market cap of $446.98 million. The Firm originates, acquires, finances, services and manages small balance commercial loans (SBC) and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. It has a 7.75 P/E ratio. The Firm focuses on maintaining its existing residential mortgage origination platform, GMFS.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.03, from 1.11 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold Williams Companies Inc shares while 217 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 199 raised stakes. 622.74 million shares or 0.48% less from 625.76 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. California-based Tcw Gru has invested 0.03% in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Assetmark Inc reported 98,653 shares stake. Hudson Bay Capital Mngmt L P stated it has 769,400 shares or 0.5% of all its holdings. Hightower Advsr Llc accumulated 164,672 shares. First Eagle Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Com stated it has 4.99 million shares. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno invested 0.1% in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Levin Cap Strategies Lp holds 0.25% or 475,264 shares in its portfolio. Adage Cap Ptnrs Llc has invested 0.08% in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.07% or 843,583 shares in its portfolio. Apriem has 0% invested in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Pinebridge Invs Limited Partnership reported 9,669 shares. Massachusetts Fincl Service Ma holds 2.39M shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Ecofin invested 2.31% of its portfolio in Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB). Amica Retiree Medical Trust owns 3,793 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Virginia Retirement Et Al owns 30,400 shares.

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 37 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of WMB in report on Thursday, September 10 to “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, August 2 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 12 by Argus Research. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Thursday, July 23 to “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 8. The rating was initiated by Stephens on Thursday, September 29 with “Equal-Weight”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 22 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 7 by Citigroup. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, May 8 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) rating on Monday, June 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $3400 target.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 3 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.92 million activity. On Thursday, June 15 the insider ARMSTRONG ALAN S bought $429,000. On Tuesday, May 16 Timmermans Ted T sold $30,725 worth of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) or 1,000 shares. BERGSTROM STEPHEN W also bought $499,073 worth of Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) on Tuesday, June 20. Ewing Robyn L sold $305,659 worth of stock. 1,000 Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) shares with value of $30,635 were bought by Cogut Charles I.

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