Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Director Jerry W. Levin Sold 748 Shares of Shares

Marco Green
April 17, 2018

(NYSE:ECL). Cls Invests Ltd Liability invested in 0% or 768 shares. 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. Nomura Inc invested in 134,903 shares or 0.05% of the stock. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $141.74. About 3.97 million shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 8.76% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 2.79%. Jefferies Group Llc bought 30,712 shares as the company's stock rose 0.75% while stock markets declined. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 21st will be given a dividend of $0.37 per share. Becton Dickinson And Co now has $60.00 billion valuation. Another trade for 4,800 shares valued at $659,683 was sold by Inchaustegui Roberto. Donegal Group Inc. (DGICB) has declined 33.00% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 8.16% the S&P500. ECL has 1.51M volume or 3.77% up from normal. (NYSE:ECL) for 6,237 shares. The Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) was reduced too.

Among 26 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Verizon Communications Inc. had 77 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, February 24 with "Buy". The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, September 21 by Piper Jaffray. Citigroup downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Friday, January 5 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $150.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. BMO Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $106 target. On Monday, April 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Nomura to "Neutral". The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 6. (NYSE:VZ), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. (NYSE:ECL). Legacy Private Company holds 54,807 shares. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 3 by Oppenheimer.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 4 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $294.14 million activity. Its down 38.05% from 38,900 shares previously. The New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in the stock. About 17,436 shares traded.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in 2017 Q4. Sold All: 1 Reduced: 0 Increased: 0 New Position: 1. It is positive, as 37 investors sold TSN shares while 208 reduced holdings. Homrich And Berg reported 3,037 shares stake. 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. Advantus Management, a Minnesota-based fund reported 26,513 shares. Riverpoint Management Limited Liability has 109,934 shares.

Founders Capital Management Llc, which manages about $193.00M and $225.87 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) by 4,327 shares to 19,440 shares, valued at $6.24M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Ativo Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 10,850 shares for 0.39% of their portfolio. 418,239 were reported by Asset Mngmt One. Envestnet Asset invested 0.14% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Hemenway Co Lc holds 0.26% or 10,195 shares in its portfolio. Eads And Heald Invest Counsel, a Georgia-based fund reported 15,125 shs.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment decreased to 1.02. The company has a current ratio of 1.34, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of ECL. 138 funds opened positions while 426 raised stakes. Funds hold 215.19 million shares thus 0.86% more from 2017Q3's 213.37 million shares. (NYSE:ECL) or 412,237 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 1.68M shares or 1.24% of its portfolio. Nuveen Asset Management Ltd owns 665,695 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Waters Parkerson Ltd Liability holds 997,931 shares. 104,193 were reported by Kcm Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation. Neville Rodie Shaw invested in 0.74% or 59,314 shares. Blume Cap Management Inc holds 0.02% or 340 shares. (NYSE:ECL). Federated Investors Incorporated Pa has 5,056 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt Inc owns 13,643 shares. Pacad Inv stated it has 23,400 shares or 0.36% of all its holdings. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab reported 0.37% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. The investment professionals in our database now have: 452,859 shares, down from 453,474 shares in 2017Q3. Cibc Fincl Bank Usa owns 2,138 shares. (NYSE:ECL) or 56,215 shares.

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. It also upped Polaris Inds Inc (NYSE:PII) stake by 50,614 shares and now owns 123,826 shares. (NYSE:ECL). First Personal Financial Serv holds 0.02% or 703 shs in its capital. The positive are 50%. Ecolab had 64 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, April 5 by Macquarie Research. Credit Suisse has "Neutral" rating and $137 target. Vontobel Asset Mgmt Incorporated stated it has 0.15% in Ecolab Inc. UBS maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Van Strum Towne stated it has 40,003 shares. BMO Capital Markets maintained Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) rating on Monday, August 31. Stone Run Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.5% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. On Thursday, January 18 the company was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company has market cap of $41.27 billion. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of ECL in report on Wednesday, February 24 with "Neutral" rating.

Duncker Streett & Company Inc, which manages about $337.79 million and $388.99 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Polaris Inds Inc (NYSE:PII) by 3,966 shares to 8,494 shares, valued at $1.05M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. They expect $0.88 EPS, up 10.00% or $0.08 from last year's $0.8 per share. ECL's profit would be $253.75M giving it 41.75 P/E if the $0.88 EPS is correct.

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