Natixis Asset Management Increased Ecolab INC (ECL) Position by $7.12 Million; Market Value Rose

May 17, 2018 - By Jeanette Kaplan

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.17, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 46 investors sold ECL 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. Dorsey And Whitney Limited Liability Corporation has 2.23% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 90,158 shares. American Research has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Schroder Investment Grp holds 82,359 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 15,700 shares. Boston Private Wealth Limited Liability Company holds 0.5% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 98,837 shares. Fiera Corporation owns 572,747 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. Jacobson And Schmitt Limited Liability Corporation has invested 5.17% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Investment House Lc invested 1.38% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Moreover, Kentucky Retirement Insurance Tru Fund has 0.15% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Piedmont Invest Advsr Ltd Liability Com holds 55,196 shares. 56,215 were accumulated by Lpl Ltd. Tradewinds Cap Ltd has 0.01% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Quantres Asset Mgmt Limited invested in 0.18% or 2,100 shares. White Pine Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.57% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Norris Perne French Llp Mi has invested 1.69% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL).

Since March 7, 2018, it had 4 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $294.14 million activity. 4,800 shares were sold by Inchaustegui Roberto, worth $659,683 on Wednesday, March 14. 6,400 Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares with value of $860,301 were bought by ETTINGER JEFFREY M.

Natixis Asset Management increased its stake in Ecolab Inc. (ECL) by 45.73% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Natixis Asset Management bought 53,141 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.75% while stock markets declined. 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. Natixis Asset Management who had been investing in Ecolab Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.40B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $146.97. About 382,250 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 8.76% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.79% the S&P500.

Natixis Asset Management, which manages about $896.31 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) by 54,089 shares to 1.30M shares, valued at $119.65 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) by 29,152 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 220,100 shares, and cut its stake in Vmware Inc. (NYSE:VMW).

More news for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Ecolab Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 01, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Ecolab (ECL) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 01, 2018 is yet another important article.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Ecolab Inc had 19 analyst reports since December 22, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, April 24 with “Buy”. JP Morgan downgraded Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Wednesday, May 2 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, May 2 by Credit Suisse. Robert W. Baird maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Wednesday, January 24 with “Neutral” rating. As per Thursday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Thursday, April 19 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, March 27. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, January 28 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 23 by Jefferies.

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