Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2019 Q2. Its down 0.11, from 1.08 in 2019Q1. It fall, as 32 investors sold Ecolab Inc. shares while 343 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 273 raised stakes. 208.43 million shares or 2.02% more from 204.31 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported.
The Idaho-based Caprock Gp has invested 0.07% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). 5,226 were reported by Cullen Frost Bankers. 2,700 are held by A D Beadell Inv Counsel. Hilton Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 380 shares. Vontobel Asset Mngmt reported 171,170 shares. 5,837 are held by Bell Financial Bank. Buffington Mohr Mcneal invested in 1.7% or 27,572 shares. Veritas Management Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.06% stake. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 246,961 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Parametric Portfolio Ltd Liability Com reported 0.18% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Neville Rodie And Shaw owns 2,825 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Brinker Cap holds 67,283 shares. 1832 Asset Management Ltd Partnership owns 677,938 shares. Ardevora Asset Mgmt Llp has invested 1.05% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Montecito Savings Bank & Tru, a California-based fund reported 7,706 shares.
The stock of Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) registered a decrease of 16.44% in short interest. ECL’s total short interest was 4.06 million shares in December as published by FINRA. Its down 16.44% from 4.86 million shares, reported previously. With 1.14M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their ECL’s short positions. The short interest to Ecolab Inc’s float is 1.41%.
The stock decreased 0.76% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $183.94. About 778,763 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 43.34% since December 4, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.34% the S&P500.
Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $53.02 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, and Global Energy. It has a 35.31 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.
Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) Ratings Coverage
Among 6 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Ecolab has $21000 highest and $19800 lowest target. $204.33’s average target is 11.09% above currents $183.94 stock price. Ecolab had 9 analyst reports since August 2, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, August 2 by Citigroup. Citigroup maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Wednesday, October 30. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $20400 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Monday, August 5 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 7 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Wednesday, October 30. As per Wednesday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Morgan Stanley maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Monday, August 12 with “Equal-Weight” rating.
More notable recent Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Why Ecolab Inc.’s (NYSE:ECL) CEO Pay Matters To You – Yahoo Finance” on July 15, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Is Ecolab Inc.’s (NYSE:ECL) High P/E Ratio A Problem For Investors? – Yahoo Finance” published on April 24, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Ecolab Inc. (ECL) – Yahoo Finance” on December 03, 2019. More interesting news about Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “There’s A Lot To Like About Ecolab Inc.’s (NYSE:ECL) Upcoming 0.2% Dividend – Yahoo Finance” published on September 11, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “The Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Share Price Is Up 83% And Shareholders Are Holding On – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: October 11, 2019.
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