Wms Partners buys $24,678,573 stake in Ecolab (ECL)

Ecolab (ECL) : Wms Partners scooped up 1,400 additional shares in Ecolab during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 201,540 shares of Ecolab which is valued at $24,678,573.Ecolab makes up approximately 3.27% of Wms Partners’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Capital Counselny reduced its stake in ECL by selling 17,778 shares or 8.82% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 183,875 shares of ECL which is valued at $22,515,494. Ecolab makes up approx 2.00% of Capital Counselny’s portfolio.Moors Cabot boosted its stake in ECL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 202 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,479 shares of Ecolab which is valued at $305,289. Ecolab makes up approx 0.05% of Moors Cabot’s portfolio.Ftb Advisors reduced its stake in ECL by selling 2,903 shares or 9.96% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 26,248 shares of ECL which is valued at $3,107,238. Ecolab makes up approx 0.41% of Ftb Advisors’s portfolio.First Midwest Bank Trust Division reduced its stake in ECL by selling 7,395 shares or 56.44% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 5,708 shares of ECL which is valued at $680,451. Ecolab makes up approx 0.08% of First Midwest Bank Trust Division’s portfolio.Comgest Global Investors S.a.s. boosted its stake in ECL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 21,300 additional shares and now holds a total of 118,000 shares of Ecolab which is valued at $14,066,780. Ecolab makes up approx 0.42% of Comgest Global Investors S.a.s.’s portfolio.

Ecolab opened for trading at $121.93 and hit $122.94 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $122.77, with a gain of 0.31% or 0.38 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 8,03,246 shares. Company has a market cap of $35,799 M.

On the company’s financial health, Ecolab reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Aug 2, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $1.08. The company had revenue of $3317.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3326.45 million. The company’s revenue was down -2.1 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.08 EPS.

Investors should note that on Aug 4, 2016, Ecolab announced a cash dividend of $0.3500. The company’s management has announced Sep 16, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 20, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 17, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Ecolab. Company shares were Reiterated by Nomura on Aug 22, 2016 to “Reduce”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 98 from a previous price target of $94 .Ecolab was Upgraded by Citigroup to ” Buy” on Aug 3, 2016. Ecolab was Downgraded by Stifel to ” Hold” on Aug 3, 2016.

Ecolab Inc. provides water hygiene and energy technologies and services. The Company operating segments include Global Industrial Global Institutional Global Energy and Other. The Company’s Global Industrial segment consists of the Water Food and Beverage Paper and Textile Care operating units. Global Institutional segment consists of the Institutional Specialty and Healthcare operating units. The Global Energy segment provides on-site technology-driven solutions to the global drilling oil and gas production refining and petrochemical industries. Other segment consists of the pest elimination and equipment care operating units. The Company’s cleaning and sanitizing programs and products pest elimination services and equipment maintenance and repair services support customers in the foodservice food and beverage processing hospitality healthcare Government and education retail textile care and commercial facilities management sectors in over 170 countries.

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