Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) is an energy infrastructure company in North America focused on natural gas and natural gas liquids. There are five hedge funds and major investors with Williams in its top ten (as measured by portfolio weighting). There were also twenty investors increasing their positions last quarter. The top hedge fund owner is Viking Global, who has 4.6% of its portfolio invested in the company. Also, the second and third hedge fund owners, Senator Investment and Corvex Capital, increased their stakes by over 150% each during the fourth quarter (see all the hedge funds owning Williams).
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Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) is the coffee giant, and another of the popular stocks among hedge funds last quarter. There were nineteen major investors upping their stake last quarter, and five had the coffee company in their top ten. The largest hedge fund owner is billionaire Steve Cohen of SAC Capital, this after upping his stake 124% last quarter. Jim Simons and RenTech also took a new position last quarter.
Despite being one of the most recognized names in the coffee industry, the company is also focusing on “alternative” beverages with the 2011 purchase of Evolution Fresh and another key move could be Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)’ purchase of Jamba Juice (read more here).