EPS for Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Expected At $0.88

April 17, 2018 - By Hannah Black

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 46 investors sold Ecolab Inc. shares while 298 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 215.19 million shares or 0.86% more from 213.37 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Us Bank & Trust De invested in 983,582 shares. 742,091 were reported by Sumitomo Mitsui Hldgs Inc. Patten Grp has 13,967 shares for 0.74% of their portfolio. Logan Inc holds 42,589 shares or 0.4% of its portfolio. Swiss Savings Bank reported 1.01M shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 271,954 shares. Rench Wealth Management accumulated 3,021 shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset holds 10,380 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Bath Savings Company stated it has 3.39% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) has invested 0.03% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt Incorporated invested in 2.16M shares or 0.45% of the stock. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas accumulated 167,702 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Moreover, Hanson And Doremus Inv Mngmt has 0.02% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv holds 0% or 8 shares in its portfolio. Girard Partners Limited owns 0.66% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 25,790 shares.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 4 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $294.14 million activity. GATES WILLIAM H III had bought 1.33 million shares worth $176.96M. On Friday, March 9 ETTINGER JEFFREY M bought $860,301 worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) or 6,400 shares.

Analysts expect Ecolab Inc. (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 would be $253.75M giving it 41.75 P/E if the $0.88 EPS is correct. After having $1.39 EPS previously, Ecolab Inc.’s analysts see -36.69 % EPS growth. The stock increased 4.09% or $5.78 during the last trading session, reaching $146.96. About 3.49M shares traded or 139.43% up from the average. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 8.76% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.79% the S&P500.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Ecolab Inc had 17 analyst reports since October 31, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, October 31. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ECL in report on Tuesday, November 7 with “Buy” rating. UBS maintained the shares of ECL in report on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, January 5 by Citigroup. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by Citigroup. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, January 24. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 27. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ECL in report on Sunday, January 28 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, January 18.

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $42.38 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, and Global Energy. It has a 28.65 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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