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

April 16, 2018 - By Georgina Andrews

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During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment decreased to 1.02. That’s change of 0.17, from 2017Q3’s 1.19. 46 investors sold all, 298 reduced holdings as Ecolab Inc. ratio worsened. 261 rose stakes while 91 funds bought stakes. Funds hold 215.19 million shares thus 0.86% more from 2017Q3’s 213.37 million shares.
Financial Architects Inc reported 235 shs. Great West Life Assurance Communication Can reported 0.07% of its capital in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). First State Bank Of Omaha holds 0.06% or 7,630 shs. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Limited Liability Corp holds 194,748 shs or 0.21% of its capital. Tompkins Fincl accumulated 0.1% or 3,391 shs. Amica Mutual Insurance Communications holds 10,622 shs. Wedgewood Ptnrs reported 0.01% of its capital in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Forbes J M & Llp holds 0.06% of its capital in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 2,075 shs. Avalon Advsr has 0.22% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Congress Asset Mgmt Ma reported 0.69% stake. Invesco holds 0.1% or 1.99M shs in its capital. Green Square Capital Ltd Llc has 0.06% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 2,851 shs. Dubuque Natl Bank And owns 24,911 shs for 0.51% of their capital. Price T Rowe Associate Inc Md owns 699,780 shs. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Llp Ma invested 1.15% of its capital in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL).

Ecolab Inc. registered $294.14 million net activity with 4 insider purchases and 2 insider sales since March 7, 2018. $652,978 worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shs were sold by Inchaustegui Roberto. ETTINGER JEFFREY M also bought $860,301 worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Friday, March 9.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) hit 52 week high touching $145.81. Our target is $153.10. Barchart.com reported the 52 week high on Apr, 16. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has $42.04B market cap. At our $153.10 target, the company worth will be $2.10 billion more.

Its shares touched $145.81 on during the last trading session after 3.28% change.Ecolab Inc. is uptrending after having risen 8.76% since April 16, 2017. ECL has 1.51M volume or 3.77% up from normal. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 2.79%.

Analysts await Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.88 EPS, up 10.00 % or $0.08 from last year’s $0.8 per share. ECL’s profit will be $253.75M for 41.42 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.39 actual EPS reported by Ecolab Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -36.69 % negative EPS growth.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 10 have positions in Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) as follows: 5 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 5 with “Hold”. The positive are 50%. Since October 31, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Ecolab Inc has 17 analyst reports. In Tuesday, October 31 report Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, February 22 the firm earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup. The company rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, November 1. The stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Sunday, January 28. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Hold” rating given by Robert W. Baird. On Tuesday, January 23 Jefferies maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $150.0 target. On Friday, January 5 the company was downgraded by Citigroup. On Wednesday, November 1 Barclays Capital maintained the shares of ECL in report with “Overweight” rating. On Wednesday, November 1 the rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 7.

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for clients worldwide.The company has $42.04 billion market cap. The firm operates in three divisions: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, and Global Energy.28.42 is the P/E ratio. 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.

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