Ecolab INC (ECL) Stake Held by Natixis Asset Management

The Comgest Global Investors Sas holds 115,200 shares with $15.46 million value, down from 120,900 last quarter. On Wednesday, November 1 Barclays Capital maintained Ecolab Inc. The company's stock had a trading volume of 642,734 shares. Investec Asset Ltd holds 0% or 3,897 shares. ECL underperformed by 2.79% the S&P 500. The Return on Assets for Ecolab Inc. Edgewood Management LLC now owns 3,503,447 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $450,578,000 after acquiring an additional 30,773 shares during the last quarter. C WorldWide Group Holding A S now owns 3,842,375 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $515,570,000 after buying an additional 73,309 shares during the period. Amazon Com Inc now has $692.66 billion valuation.

The stock decreased 7.40% or $1.65 during the last trading session, reaching $20.65. About 105,609 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 15.92% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500. Shares for $659,683 were sold by Inchaustegui Roberto. HighPoint Advisor Group LLC now owns 12,340 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $1,608,000 after acquiring an additional 4,479 shares in the last quarter. The insider ETTINGER JEFFREY M bought $860,301. (NYSE:ECL) or 6,400 shs on Friday, March 9. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 29% are positive. BMO Capital Markets initiated Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) or 66,442 shs. On Tuesday, November 7 RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ECL in report with "Buy" rating. (NYSE:ECL) has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, January 19 by Oppenheimer.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. On Wednesday, January 24 Stifel Nicolaus maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has "Hold" rating given by Jefferies. Piper Jaffray maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Tuesday, February 6.

The Earnings to Price yield of Ecolab Inc. The stock has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 4. On Wednesday, January 24 the rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Neutral".

In other Ecolab news, major shareholder William H. Gates III bought 113,768 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 14th. $426,079 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Polen Thomas E Jr. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 27,402 shares in the company, valued at $3,727,768.08. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 11,164 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,500,664.88. Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX) was raised too.

Analysts await Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.06618. Tradewinds Ltd invested in 0.01% or 100 shs. ECL's profit would be $253.75M giving it 40.11 P/E if the $0.88 EPS is correct. -36.69 % negative EPS growth is what Wall Street's forecasts after $1.39 reported EPS last quarter.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. That's change of 0.17, from 2017Q3's 1.19. It dropped, as 46 investors sold ECL shares while 298 reduced holdings. 261 increased positions while 91 funds took positions. The basic materials company reported $1.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.40 by ($0.01). Michigan-based Sigma Planning has invested 0.11% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). (NYSE:ECL). Commerce Comml Bank holds 0.09% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Baystate Wealth Limited Liability Corp holds 192 shs. Metropolitan Life Insurance Communication Ny reported 51,631 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Old Savings Bank In stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. Lpl Financial Ltd Llc has 0.02% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) by 8.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Citigroup Inc, a New York-based fund reported 200 shares. Amp Limited has invested 0% in The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Perkins Coie Trust has invested 0.59% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. Bridgewater Limited Partnership owns 74,554 shares. Marble Harbor Invest Counsel Ltd Llc has 43,945 shares. Btr Cap has 0.32% invested in Ecolab Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. For a total of 120,510 shares it reduced its holding in Visa Inc. 147 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. (NYSE:GBX). Invesco reported 119,721 shares stake. Perkins Coie Tru holds 0.59% or 8,880 shares in its portfolio. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ecolab from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, March 22nd. Lincoln National holds 0.01% or 4,400 shares in its portfolio. Dupont Capital Mgmt has 0.05% invested in The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. They expect $-0.47 earnings per share, down 9.30% or $0.04 from last year's $-0.43 per share. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 0.05% or 116,943 shares. Gotham Asset Management Llc invested 0.01% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). (NASDAQ:AMZN). Huntington Steele Lc holds 26.55% or 83,885 shares. Becton Dickinson had 53 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:ECL) latest ratings and price target changes. Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and $13500 target. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, December 14. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Hold" rating and $13000 target in Wednesday, August 2 report. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Friday, September 30 by CLSA.

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