Stocks to Watch: ArcelorMittal SA (ADR)(NYSE:MT), Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB), Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG)

On Wednesday, Shares of ArcelorMittal SA (ADR)(NYSE:MT), added 2.50% and closed at $6.14 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $6.08 and $6.20. The company’s Market capitalization is $19.01 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 2.14 Billion. ArcelorMittal, together with its auxiliaries, operates as an integrated steel and mining company worldwide. The company operates through five segments: NAFTA; Brazil; Europe; Africa & Commonwealth of Independent States; and Mining. It produces finished and semi-finished steel products. The company’s products include flat products, such as slabs, plates, hot-and cold-rolled coils and sheets, hot-dipped and electro-galvanized coils and sheets, and tinplate and color coated coils and sheets; and seamless and welded pipes and tubes. It also offers long products, counting blooms and billets, bars, wire-rods, structural sections, rails, sheet piles, and wire-products. The company provides its steel products to the automotive, appliance, engineering, construction, energy, and machinery industries. It sells its products in local markets and through a centralized marketing organization in about 160 countries. In addition, the company produces mining products, counting iron ore lumps, fines, concentrates, and sinter feeds, in addition to coking, pulverized coal injection, and thermal coal. It has iron ore mining activities in Brazil, Bosnia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Mexico, Ukraine, and the United States; and coal mining activities in Kazakhstan and the United States.

Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB), jumped 1.06% and closed at $30.53 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $30.45 and $30.90. The company’s Market capitalization is $22.60 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 750.66 million. The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) (“Williams”), after conferring with stockholders, continuing to search for qualified directors and deliberating on the expertise and experience required for the Board of Directors, recently declared the next step in its Board refreshment plan. Under the plan, Stephen Chazen, former President and Chief Executive Officer and current Board director of Occidental Petroleum, and Peter Ragauss, former Chief Financial Officer of Baker Hughes and current Board director at Apache Corporation, have been designated to the Williams Board of Directors, effective right away. The Board also declared that three Williams directors who served before 2016 will not stand for re-election at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

Five new directors (i.e., directors who were not serving on the Board as of July 1, 2016), Stephen Bergstrom, Stephen Chazen, Peter Ragauss, Scott Sheffield and William Spence, in addition to four Williams directors who served before 2016, will stand for election as nominees of the Williams Board at the 2016 Annual Meeting. The Board also declared its aim to identify two additional highly qualified candidates to join the Board before the 2016 Annual Meeting. If the nominees are elected, the Williams Board will comprise 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent.

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG), gained 0.80% and closed at $44.13 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $43.82 and $44.41. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $36.54 and reached to max level of $49.41.     Two-time U.S. Paralympian Brad Snyder was named Male Athlete of the Paralympic Games, presented by The Hartford at the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games ceremony. Snyder won three gold medals and tied for silver at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. He defended his Paralympic titles in the 400- and 100-meter freestyle events, while breaking a 30-year-old world record in the 100 freestyle.

“Brad and Team USA’s amazing athletic performance demonstrated to the world that people are defined by their ability, not their physical limitations,” said Michael Concannon, executive vice president of Group Benefits at The Hartford. “We congratulate Brad and all of the U.S. Paralympic athletes who represented our country so successfully at this year’s Games.”

Stepped Down U.S. Navy Lt. Brad Snyder, who won a gold medal in swimming at the London 2012 Paralympic Games exactly one year after an explosion from an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan cost him his vision, is The Hartford’s national Paralympic ambassador this year. He has appeared in the company’s advertising and represented the insurer at events, counting South By Southwest, the annual film, music and technology festival in Austin, Texas. He and U.S. Paralympian Alana Nichols spoke on a panel about technology and disability and how prevailing is possible when you have the right resources and team behind you.

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