Barrett Asset Management Lowers stake in Ecolab (ECL)

Ecolab (ECL) : Barrett Asset Management reduced its stake in Ecolab by 1.34% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 254,373 shares of Ecolab which is valued at $30,532,391 after selling 3,464 shares in Ecolab , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 18, 2016.Ecolab makes up approximately 2.55% of Barrett Asset Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Leavell Investment Management reduced its stake in ECL by selling 200 shares or 2.2% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,900 shares of ECL which is valued at $1,068,267. Ecolab makes up approx 0.15% of Leavell Investment Management’s portfolio.Davis R M Inc boosted its stake in ECL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 8,418 additional shares and now holds a total of 289,960 shares of Ecolab which is valued at $34,893,786. Ecolab makes up approx 1.67% of Davis R M Inc’s portfolio.Gateway Investment Advisers reduced its stake in ECL by selling 82 shares or 0.43% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 18,991 shares of ECL which is valued at $2,289,555. Ecolab makes up approx 0.02% of Gateway Investment Advisers’s portfolio.

Ecolab closed down -0.11 points or -0.09% at $120.03 with 8,40,490 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $120.19, the shares hit an intraday low of $119.71 and an intraday high of $120.43 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Ecolab reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on May 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.76. The company had revenue of $3097.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3119.22 million. The company’s revenue was down -6.1 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.80 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Ecolab. Ecolab was Initiated by Nomura to “Reduce” on Apr 20, 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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