Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Sets 12-Month High on April, 16

The institutional investor held 55,912 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.50M, up from 25,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wms Partners Llc who had been investing in Ecolab Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.71 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $68.01. About 962,181 shares traded. ECL is uptrending and has moved 8.76% since April 16, 2017. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 2.79%. Insiders own 1.50% of the company's stock. The institutional investor held 445,163 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $98.14M, up from 442,762 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $224.28. About 502,590 shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. Donegal Group Inc. (DGICB) has declined 33.00% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.23% the S&P500. Drw Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 3,648 shares. (NYSE:ECL) or 25,790 shares. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. Therefore 34% are positive.

Among 18 analysts covering Tyson Foods Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, July 7 by Jefferies. In Wednesday, November 1 report Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating. (NYSE:ECL) on Friday, March 9. (NYSE:ECL) rating. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $150.0 target. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on shares of Ecolab from $129.00 to $137.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. The company was initiated on Friday, August 26 by Macquarie Research. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock of Ecolab Inc. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform" on Thursday, February 4. The stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Sunday, January 28.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in 2017 Q4. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.34 and a quick ratio of 0.92. Cim Mangement reported 3,124 shares. (NYSE:ECL). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust stated it has 2.21% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv holds 1.20 million shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Whittier Tru Communications Of Nevada invested in 0% or 700 shares. (NYSE:ECL). 19,243 were accumulated by Commonwealth Bank Of Australia. Amer Bankshares owns 0.01% invested in Ecolab Inc. Citigroup Inc, New York-based fund reported 90,532 shares. Savant Cap Ltd Liability stated it has 1,803 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. 1,930 are held by Gotham Asset Mgmt Limited Liability. 18,625 are held by Sheets Smith Wealth Mngmt. (NYSE:UPS). 2,268 were accumulated by Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Liability. Toronto Dominion Financial Bank invested in 610,199 shares. Marshall And Sullivan Wa holds 0.62% of its portfolio in Stericycle, Inc. Willingdon Wealth Management reported 3,498 shares.

Wells Fargo Mn holds 0.11% or 2.80M shs. (NYSE:ECL). Lincoln National holds 1,988 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Therefore 82% are positive. Since October 31, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Ecolab Inc has 17 analyst reports. Nomura Inc invested in 134,903 shares or 0.05% of the stock. (NYSE:ECL) earned "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Friday, October 9. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Wednesday, January 24. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of ECL in report on Wednesday, February 24 with "Buy" rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, February 6 report. (NYSE:ECL). Shelton reported 0.02% stake. (NYSE:ECL) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Wednesday, November 1. (NYSE:ECL). Legacy Private Company holds 54,807 shares. The stock has "Hold" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, August 27. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ECL in report on Tuesday, November 7 with "Buy" rating. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, September 21 by Piper Jaffray.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment decreased to 1.02. Sold All: 1 Reduced: 0 Increased: 0 New Position: 1. It turned negative, as 46 investors sold Ecolab Inc. shares while 298 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. Investors holded 213.37 million in 2017Q3 but now own 215.19 million shares or 0.86% more. Oakbrook Investments holds 0.66% or 351,295 shares. Forward Mgmt Limited Com holds 5,860 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio.

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Anderson Hoagland & Co increased its stake in Schlumberger Limited (SLB) by 45.18% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

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. Norris Perne & French Limited Liability Partnership Mi reported 1.69% in Ecolab Inc. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Llc holds 0.24% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 9,249 shares. Mairs & Power owns 2.78 million shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 48,631 shares. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation owns 4.37M shares. Moreover, Aqr Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in The Children's Place, Inc. (NYSE:ECL) or 2,633 shares. Al Mogharbel Khaled bought $192,900 worth of stock or 3,000 shares. Westpac Banking has invested 0.05% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 1.13 million shares. Royal Bank Of Canada, a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 8,446 shares. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Stericycle, Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 264,758 shares. (NYSE:ECL) to report $0.88 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 10.00 % from last quarter's $0.8 EPS. ECL's profit will be $253.75M for 40.11 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.39 actual earnings per share reported by Ecolab Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -36.69% negative EPS growth. 3,950 were accumulated by Bridges Investment Counsel Inc. (NYSE:PG) by 28,656 shares to 259,589 shares, valued at $23.85 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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