Ecolab (ECL) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.19

Lloyd Doyle
April 17, 2018

(NYSE:ECL). Vident Inv Advisory Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.02% in Ecolab Inc. It has underperformed by 2.79% the S&P500.

Puplava Financial Services Inc decreased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 81.69% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company's stock. The institutional investor held 31,796 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.27 million, up from 25,795 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Founders Capital Management Llc who had been investing in United Parcel Service B for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $92.39B market cap company. The stock increased 1.38% or $1.95 during the last trading session, reaching $143.13. About 962,181 shares traded. The Children's Place, Inc.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) hit 52 week high touching $145.81.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q4 2017. The basic materials company reported $1.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.40 by ($0.01). 141 funds opened positions while 592 raised stakes. Arrow owns 0.22% invested in Ecolab Inc. North Star Asset owns 70,198 shares. (NYSE:TSN). Hancock Co holds 0.66% or 195,596 shares in its portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Baldwin Brothers Ma has invested 0.04% in Ecolab Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) for 44,013 shares. Tompkins Fincl accumulated 0.1% or 3,391 shs. Sector Pension Inv Board reported 13,881 shares. King Luther Capital Management accumulated 838,511 shares. (NYSE:ECL). Brighton Jones Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% in Ecolab Inc. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Europe) Limited reported 3,178 shs. Peddock Advsrs Ltd stated it has 3,157 shares.

Green Valley Investors Llc, which manages about $2.10B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Tjx Cos Inc (NYSE:TJX) by 45,796 shares to 571,125 shares, valued at $43.67 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Donegal Group Inc., an insurance holding company, provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England, and southern states. 80,997 are owned by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Limited Liability Corp holds 194,748 shs or 0.21% of its capital.

W-G Shaheen & Associates Dba Whitney & Co, which manages about $275.21 million and $345.28 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Paychex Inc (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 5,413 shares to 148,391 shares, valued at $10.10 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Among 10 analysts covering Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Children's Place had 48 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:ECL) on Thursday, February 22 with "Neutral" rating. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Wolfe Research on Monday, March 14. Citigroup maintained the shares of ECL in report on Friday, July 15 with "Neutral" rating. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Monday, April 3 by Instinet. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. Credit Suisse maintained Ecolab Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, October 20. Ecolab Inc. has a 1 year low of $124.57 and a 1 year high of $147.05. (NASDAQ:PLCE) rating on Tuesday, August 8. The firm has "Sector Weight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, January 2. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, October 9 by JP Morgan. 4,800 Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shs with value of $659,683 were sold by Inchaustegui Roberto. (NYSE:ECL) to report earnings on May, 1.

Among 23 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. The positive are 50%. Cedar Hill Associates Limited reported 0.07% in Ecolab Inc. BMO Capital Markets initiated the shares of ECL in report on Tuesday, March 27 with "Buy" rating. The stock of Ecolab Inc. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $83.0 target in Friday, November 10 report. Robert W. Baird has "Hold" rating and $144.0 target. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, February 16 by Edward Jones. On Thursday, June 1 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy". (NYSE:ECL) has "Sell" rating given on Monday, March 14 by Goldman Sachs. Nomura maintained it with "Reduce" rating and $98 target in Monday, August 22 report. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Wednesday, January 24. Oppenheimer maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $126 target in Tuesday, November 3 report.

Ecolab Inc. registered $294.14 million net activity with 4 insider purchases and 2 insider sales since March 7, 2018. $50.38 million worth of Ecolab Inc. World Asset holds 0.27% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 118,693 shares. Canaccord Genuity set a $145.00 price objective on shares of Ecolab and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, March 12th.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 1.14 in 2017Q3.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of ECL. 261 increased holdings while 91 funds amassed holdings. Investors holded 213.37 million in 2017Q3 but now own 215.19 million shares or 0.86% more. First Midwest Commercial Bank Trust Division accumulated 3,054 shs. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 1.68M shares or 1.24% of its portfolio. Moreover, Assetmark has 0% invested in Ecolab Inc.

Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 21st. Quantum Cap Management holds 1,772 shares. Avalon Advsr has 0.22% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). 109,186 were reported by Boston Family Office Ltd Liability Company. Vontobel Asset Mgmt Incorporated stated it has 0.15% in Ecolab Inc. Bluestein R H reported 269,770 shares or 1.88% of all its holdings. Amer Bankshares owns 0.01% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 373,050 shares. Hikari Power has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc.

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