Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) 2018 Q1 Sentiment Reported At 0.97

June 27, 2018 - By Bridget Boland

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Ecolab Inc’s Sentiment

“Big money sentiment for Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) in 2018 Q1 decreased to 0.97, revealed SEC filings. So its down -0.05, from 2017Q4’s 1.02. 332 institutional investors increased or started new equity positions, while 343 decreased and sold their positions in Ecolab Inc so the sentiment has dropped. 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 institutional investors bought stakes.

Largest Ecolab Inc Shareholders

Mcdonald Capital Investors Inc Ca owns 874,966 shares in Ecolab Inc as of 2018 Q1. As of 2018 Q1, 3.43 million shares of Ecolab Inc are owned by C Worldwide Group Holding A S. Also, Talara Capital Management Llc reported 77,871 shares in Ecolab Inc equivalent to 5.54% of its US long equity exposure. Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors Llc revealed 55,913 shares position in Ecolab Inc. The United Kingdom-based fund Impax Asset Management Ltd holds 1.44 million shares or 5.24% of their US long equity exposure.

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 touched $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 by 1.52% the S&P 500.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL)’s earnings release is expected by WallStreet on August, 7, RTT reports. Last year’s earnings per share was $1.13, while now analysts expect change of 12.39 % up from current $1.27 earnings per share. If reported the P/E will be 27.51 with $366.42 million profit. Analysts at Wall Street see Ecolab Inc.’s 39.56 % EPS growth compared to $0.91 earnings per share for last quarter.

Dnb Asset Mgmt As has invested 0% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Wells Fargo Mn holds 0.09% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) or 2.14M shs. Sumitomo Life Ins holds 9,888 shs or 0.18% of its capital. Baystate Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Mar Vista Investment Ptnrs Ltd Llc owns 603,700 shs. Gould Asset Mgmt Lc Ca holds 0.23% or 3,840 shs. City Holding owns 55 shs or 0% of their US capital. Quantitative Management Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 13,100 shs in its capital. Fiduciary Tru, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 58,028 shs. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, a Japan-based fund reported 9,681 shs. 1,050 were reported by Bartlett &. Moreover, Atlantic Tru Gru Ltd Liability Corp has 0.25% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Winslow Evans And Crocker Inc holds 2,880 shs or 0% of its capital. Notis holds 0.34% of its capital in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 4,125 shs. Strs Ohio holds 0.08% or 134,721 shs.

Ecolab Inc. registered $294.14 million net activity with 4 insider buys and 2 selling transactions since March 7, 2018. On Wednesday, March 14 the insider GATES WILLIAM H III bought $67.25M. On Friday, March 9 Shares for $860,301 were bought by ETTINGER JEFFREY M.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) Ratings Coverage

In total 14 analysts cover Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL). “Buy” rating has 5, “Sell” are 2, while 7 are “Hold”. 36% are bullish. With $215.0 highest and $13500 lowest price target Ecolab Inc has $152.15 average price target or 8.87% above the current ($139.76) price. 20 are the (NYSE:ECL)’s analyst reports since January 5, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, April 24 the stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Buy” rating given by Canaccord Genuity. On Wednesday, May 2 J.P. Morgan downgraded the shares of ECL in report to “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, March 27 the rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. On Thursday, January 18 the stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, January 23 the firm has “Hold” rating given by Jefferies. On Monday, May 7 the stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Buy” rating given by Oppenheimer. On Wednesday, January 24 Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ECL in report with “Hold” rating. The company rating was maintained by Nomura on Thursday, April 19. On Wednesday, January 24 Credit Suisse maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) with “Neutral” rating. On Friday, January 5 the rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Hold”.

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