Ecolab Inc Stock [FallsFell] as Big Money Exit, Sentiment at 0.97

June 27, 2018 - By Arnold Ferreira

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“Big money” Positions

In Q1 2018 Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) big money sentiment decreased to 0.97, according to SEC.gov filings. So its down -0.05, from 2017Q4’s 1.02. 332 active investment managers increased and opened new stock positions, while 343 sold and trimmed stakes in Ecolab Inc so the sentiment turned negative. These funds own 211.10 million shares, that’s down from 215.19 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Ecolab Inc in top 10 increased from 31 to 34 for an increase of 3. 45 Investors Sold All; 298 Reduced Holdings; 264 increased stakes while 68 active investment managers bought stakes.

Largest Ecolab Inc Shareholders

Mcdonald Capital Investors Inc Ca owns 874,966 shares in Ecolab Inc as of Q1 2018. Ecolab Inc’s shareholder C Worldwide Group Holding A S owns 3.43 million shares as of Q1 2018. Moreover, Talara Capital Management Llc reported 77,871 shares in Ecolab Inc equivalent to 5.54% of its stocks portfolio. The Wisconsin-based fund Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors Llc have invested about 5.29% of the investment manager’s stock portfolio in Ecolab Inc. The United Kingdom-based fund Impax Asset Management Ltd holds 1.44 million shares or 5.24% of their stocks portfolio.

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for clients worldwide.The firm is valued at $40.32 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, and Global Energy.The P/E ratio is 27.33. The Global Industrial segment provides water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions primarily to large industrial clients within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, mining and primary metals, power generation, pulp and paper, and commercial laundry industries.

ECL hit $139.76 during the last trading session after $1.34 change.Ecolab Inc. has volume of 60,266 shares. Since June 27, 2017 ECL has risen 11.05% and is uptrending. ECL underperformed the S&P500 by 1.52%.

On August, 7 WallStreet anticipated Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL)’s earnings report, Faxor reports. EPS of $1.27 is 12.39 % up from 2017’s $1.13 EPS. The profit will be $366.42M for ECL if $1.27 EPS becomes true. 39.56 % EPS growth is what analysts predict. $0.91 EPS was published for last quarter.

Garrison Bradford Assoc Incorporated holds 3,475 shs. Quantitative Investment Mgmt Ltd Company reported 0.03% stake. Moreover, New York State Common Retirement Fund has 0.18% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 1.06 million shs. C Worldwide Grp Inc A S invested in 7.22% or 3.43M shs. Stonebridge Advisors Ltd Liability invested in 4,866 shs or 0.15% of the stock. Moreover, Arcadia Invest Mngmt Mi has 2.08% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 53,874 shs. Davis Selected Advisers owns 4,295 shs. Eastern Bankshares has 19,437 shs for 0.19% of their capital. Pub Sector Pension Invest Board stated it has 14,581 shs or 0.01% of all its holdings. Neuberger Berman Grp Ltd Liability Com holds 0.04% or 263,619 shs in its capital. Nuance Invests Limited Company accumulated 217,552 shs. 1.11M were reported by Swedbank. Cleararc Inc invested in 6,639 shs. Nomura Holdg Incorporated reported 75,157 shs stake. Hightower Advsr Llc has 0.04% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 31,203 shs.

Ecolab Inc. registered $294.14 million net activity with 4 insider purchases and 2 sales since March 7, 2018. On Wednesday, March 14 the insider GATES WILLIAM H III bought $67.25M. ETTINGER JEFFREY M had bought 6,400 shs worth $860,301 on Friday, March 9.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 14 have positions in Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) as follows: 5 rated it a “Buy”, 2 with “Sell” and 7 with “Hold”. The positive are 36%. The firm has $215.0 highest while $13500 is the lowest price target. The average target $152.15 is 8.87% above the last ($139.76) price. Since January 5, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Ecolab Inc has 20 analyst reports. On Friday, January 5 the stock has “Hold” rating by Citigroup. On Tuesday, May 8 the stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Hold” rating given by Deutsche Bank. On Wednesday, May 2 the firm earned “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan. In Wednesday, May 2 report Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating. On Friday, June 22 the firm has “Underweight” rating given by JP Morgan. On Wednesday, January 24 the company was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, January 23 Jefferies maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) with “Hold” rating. The company rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan on Friday, June 22. In Sunday, January 28 report RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, April 19 Nomura maintained the shares of ECL in report with “Neutral” rating.

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