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QS Investors LLC Boosts Position in Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

The Congress Asset Management Company holds 359,321 shares with $47.70 million value, down from 372,562 last quarter.

Analysts expect Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) traded up 0.38% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $132.56. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500. The Company's cleaning and sanitizing programs and products, pest elimination services and equipment maintenance and fix services support clients in the foodservice, food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, government and education, retail, textile care and commercial facilities management sectors in over 170 countries. The stock has a market cap of $38.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.31 and a beta of 0.98. It has a 23.22 P/E ratio. Retail Coffee, U.S.

About 8,074 shares traded. It has underperformed by 5.29% the S&P500. The stock decreased 1.45% or $0.02 on October 11, reaching $1.36. SD's profit will be $2.20M for 80.00 P/E if the $0.06 EPS becomes a reality. The hedge fund run by Kenneth Tropin held 53,300 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.19M, down from 134,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Trust Lp invested in 0.03% or 90,676 shares. Telemus Capital Lc reported 2,450 shares. Comgest Global Investors S.A.S. now owns 119,800 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $14,043,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. The Us-based Ancora Advisors Llc has invested 0.11% in the stock. Gemmer Asset Limited Company owns 0% invested in Ecolab Inc. The stock of FireEye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, September 25 by Bank of America. Goldman Sachs has "Sell" rating and $93 target.

SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD) formed inverse H&S with $19.97 target or 4.00% above today's $19.20 share price. SJM was included in 5 notes of analysts from September 22, 2016. On Thursday, March 24 the stock rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse with "Neutral". The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $133.77. Hilliard Lyons upgraded J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) on Thursday, September 22 to "Neutral" rating. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Monday, April 3. Therefore 50% are positive. Canaccord Genuity lifted their price objective on shares of Ecolab from $135.00 to $145.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. As per Monday, April 18, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ecolab from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, February 24th. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of ECL in report on Friday, May 26 to "Overweight" rating. (NYSE:ECL). Raymond James & reported 188,600 shares stake. As per Tuesday, August 1, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Edward Jones raised shares of Ecolab from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd. The company was initiated on Friday, August 26 by Macquarie Research. On average, equities analysts expect that Ecolab Inc. will post $4.78 EPS for the current year. (NYSE:ECL) by 3.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. ECL's profit will be $394.04M for 24.47 P/E if the $1.36 EPS becomes a reality.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC Buys 9,722 Shares of Ecolab Inc".

Comgest Global Investors S.A.S. increased its stake in Ecolab by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Its up 0.01, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 42 investors sold ECL shares while 306 reduced holdings. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 19th will be issued a dividend of $0.37 per share. South Dakota Investment Council has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. The legal version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/10/11/qs-investors-llc-boosts-position-in-ecolab-inc-ecl.html. Autus Asset Management Ltd Liability Com stated it has 54,191 shares or 1.45% of all its holdings. Copeland Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.35% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. Finally, Shelton Capital Management acquired a new stake in Ecolab during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $310,000. (NYSE:ECL) or 23,798 shares. (NYSE:ECL) for 1.48 million shares. Reynders Mcveigh Mngmt Limited Liability Com invested in 7,522 shares. Pax Mgmt Limited Com has 82,663 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $132.57 per share, for a total transaction of $10,009,035.00.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 4 selling transactions for $5.27 million activity. 5,000 shares valued at $631,655 were bought by Casale Carl M on Thursday, May 4. Beck Christophe sold 6,959 shares worth $884,565. Somerset Group LLC now owns 3,760 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $471,000 after purchasing an additional 80 shares during the period.

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