Autus Asset Management buys $6,340,870 stake in Ecolab (ECL)

Ecolab (ECL) : Autus Asset Management scooped up 520 additional shares in Ecolab during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 8, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 51,489 shares of Ecolab which is valued at $6,340,870.Ecolab makes up approximately 1.40% of Autus Asset Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Bnp Paribas Investment Partners S.a. reduced its stake in ECL by selling 250,476 shares or 58.94% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 174,525 shares of ECL which is valued at $21,492,754. Ecolab makes up approx 0.18% of Bnp Paribas Investment Partners S.a.’s portfolio.Boston Private Wealth reduced its stake in ECL by selling 5,651 shares or 4.01% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 135,117 shares of ECL which is valued at $16,404,555. Ecolab makes up approx 0.65% of Boston Private Wealth’s portfolio.Tokio Marine Asset Management Co Ltd reduced its stake in ECL by selling 451 shares or 4.96% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,650 shares of ECL which is valued at $1,031,167. Ecolab makes up approx 0.10% of Tokio Marine Asset Management Co Ltd’s portfolio.Cwm reduced its stake in ECL by selling 18,982 shares or 22.36% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 65,923 shares of ECL which is valued at $7,912,078. Ecolab makes up approx 0.55% of Cwm’s portfolio.Loeb Partners Corp reduced its stake in ECL by selling 157 shares or 1.48% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,436 shares of ECL which is valued at $1,252,529. Ecolab makes up approx 0.41% of Loeb Partners Corp’s portfolio.

Ecolab opened for trading at $122.91 and hit $122.98 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $122.68, with a gain of 0.19% or 0.23 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 7,20,925 shares. Company has a market cap of $35,773 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.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Ecolab. Ecolab was Upgraded by Citigroup to ” Buy” on Aug 3, 2016. Ecolab was Downgraded by Stifel to ” Hold” on Aug 3, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity on Aug 3, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 135 from a previous price target of $126 .

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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