Kraus & Co Grows Position in Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Inverness Counsel Llc sold 42,690 shares as Ecolab Inc (ECL)'s stock rose 2.53%. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 5,012,431 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $628,258,000 after buying an additional 320,253 shares in the last quarter. Ecolab Inc Com now has $37.74B valuation. The stock declined 0.61% or $0.79 reaching $129.6 on the news. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Ecolab by 1.9% in the second quarter. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since November 7, 2016 and is uptrending. The consensus target price is $114.59 with 6 firms rating the stock a strong buy, 6 firms rating the stock a buy, 7 firms rating the stock a hold, 1 firm rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 firms rating the stock a sell. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Geode Management Ltd accumulated 0.12% or 2.35 million shares. State Street Corp now owns 11,935,943 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $1,496,059,000 after buying an additional 31,277 shares in the last quarter. It closed at $56.47 lastly. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Neovasc (NASDAQ:NVCN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Ecolab Inc. has a twelve month low of $111.07 and a twelve month high of $134.89. Everett Harris And Co Ca reported 0.37% stake.

In addition to RBC Capital Markets reporting its target price, a total of 17 firms have reported on the stock. (NYSE:ECL) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, November 1. (NYSE:ECL) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 1. The stock of Ecolab Inc. RBC Capital Markets and their recent TP would suggest a potential upside of 8.75 % from the company's last stock close price. On Tuesday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Overweight". Instinet upgraded the shares of ECL in report on Monday, April 3 to "Neutral" rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, September 17 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, August 1.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "M. Kraus & Co Grows Position in Ecolab Inc". As per Thursday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. LAVANDIER BRUNO sold $133,522 worth of stock.

First Quadrant LP decreased Hp Inc stake by 1.45M shares to 20,076 valued at $351,000 in 2017Q2. Cvs Corp (NYSE:CVS) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.06, from 1.03 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 41 investors sold CBOE shares while 79 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale stated it has 0% in Tenneco Inc (NYSE:TEN). Winfield Associates reported 74 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Neovasc a specialty medical device company. Retail Bank Of Mellon holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. North Star Investment Management Corp owns 50 shares. Andra Ap holds 0.01% or 7,000 shares.

Kanawha Capital Limited Liability Com stated it has 53,588 shares. Kempen Capital Nv, a Netherlands-based fund reported 25,308 shares. American Century Inc has invested 0.12% in Cboe Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE). (NYSE:ECL). Live Your Vision Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Ecolab Inc. Southpoint Limited Partnership has 0.29% invested in 8×8, Inc. Campbell Invest Adviser Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.99% or 18,434 shares in its portfolio. Kopp Invest Advisors Llc has 1.99% invested in 8×8, Inc.

In related news, insider Thomas W. Handley sold 7,397 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th.

More notable recent Ecolab Inc. Beck Christophe also sold $884,565 worth of Ecolab Inc. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,514 shares of the company's stock, valued at $199,499.78. Citigroup maintained Ecolab Inc. On Friday, June 9 Taylor Stephen M sold $3.08M worth of Ecolab Inc.

Arrowpoint Asset Management Llc increased National Storage Affiliates stake by 152,447 shares to 2.70 million valued at $62.42M in 2017Q2. It also upped Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) stake by 55,745 shares and now owns 282,878 shares. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) was raised too. (NYSE:ECL) for 2,589 shares. Therefore 48% are positive. Neovasc had 6 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Wednesday, February 22 to "Neutral" rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained Ecolab Inc. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with "Buy" on Tuesday, March 22. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of ECL in report on Monday, October 19 to "Hold" rating. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $145 target. UBS AG restated a "buy" rating and set a $147.00 target price (up previously from $144.00) on shares of Ecolab in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their target price on Ecolab from $134.00 to $137.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.32, from 1.11 in 2017Q1.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business.

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