As of May, 1 Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Analysts See $0.88 EPS

James Marshall
April 16, 2018

Barclays Plc owns 2,200 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. ECL has also 847,875 shares volume. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 8.76% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500. Moreover, Blackrock Inc. has 0% invested in the company for 91,332 shares. The institutional investor held 169,349 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $22.73 million, up from 116,208 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Parsons Cap Ri has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. ECL reached $141.18 on during the last trading session after $0.2 change.Currently Ecolab uptrending after 8.76% change in last April 15, 2017. About 921,725 shares traded. (NYSE:ECL) for 28,500 shs. It has underperformed by 2.79% the S&P500. 5,000 shares were sold by Centurion Alejandro, worth $260,000. The insider RING TIMOTHY M sold 176 shares worth $38,416. Its down 0.17, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. 55 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 215.77 million shares or 9.23% more from 197.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Comgest Global Investors Sas decreased Ecolab Inc (ECL) stake by 4.71% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing.

Westchester Capital Management Inc decreased General Electric Company (GE) stake by 14.52% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Maryland-based Brown Advisory has invested 0.08% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). The employed capital is calculated by subrating current liabilities from total assets. Gradient Invs accumulated 48,495 shares or 0.05% of the stock. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has invested 0.13% in Ecolab Inc. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. Aperio Group Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.13% in Ecolab Inc. Trustco National Bank N Y holds 3,742 shares or 0.52% of its portfolio. Dupont Capital Mgmt has 0.05% invested in The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Moreover, Gamco Investors Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Fifth Third Bancorp holds 0.27% or 298,172 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:ECL) has "Hold" rating given by Citigroup. Bryn Mawr Tru reported 7,558 shares. (NYSE:ECL) has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by Piper Jaffray. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Tuesday, February 6. (NYSE:ECL) latest ratings and price target changes. Assetmark Inc. now owns 1,481 shares of the company's stock valued at $180,000 after buying an additional 157 shares in the last quarter. Connable Office Inc stated it has 0.32% in Ecolab Inc. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Friday, January 5 to "Hold". In Sunday, January 28 report RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating.

Putnam Fl Investment Management Co, which manages about $1.28B and $1.09B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Iron Mountain Inc. (NYSE:V) by 81,185 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN). It also reduced its holding in Pioneer Natural Resources Co. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 2,970 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $399,000 after buying an additional 430 shares in the last quarter. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 93% are positive. Since October 31, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Ecolab Inc has 17 analyst reports. On Wednesday, January 24 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Neutral". On Wednesday, January 24 the rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Neutral". UBS maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, November 1 report. On Tuesday, January 23 the company was maintained by Jefferies. On Monday, November 20 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with "Buy".

Drilling down into some additional metrics, we note that Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 56,215 shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ecolab from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $148.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, March 26th.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on ECL.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 4 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $294.14 million activity. 6,400 Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares with value of $860,301 were bought by ETTINGER JEFFREY M. Shares for $659,683 were sold by Inchaustegui Roberto.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.17, from 1.19 in 2017Q3.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of ECL. The basic materials company reported $1.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.40 by ($0.01).

After a recent scan, we can see that Ecolab Inc. Oregon-based Orca Inv Management Limited Liability Company has invested 1.4% in The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Ashfield Partners Llc has invested 0.08% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Shelter Ins Retirement Plan holds 0.7% or 11,766 shares in its portfolio.

Taking a look at some key metrics and ratios for Ecolab Inc.

Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 20th. (NYSE:ECL) or 2,400 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership reported 3.55 million shares or 0.34% of all its holdings. Live Your Vision Llc holds 50 shares. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 5,745,837 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $770,976,000 after buying an additional 207,345 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Grp Ltd Liability holds 569,393 shares or 2.82% of its portfolio. Rockland accumulated 73,991 shares.

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