Chesley Taft Associates Lowers stake in Ecolab (ECL)

Ecolab (ECL) : Chesley Taft Associates reduced its stake in Ecolab by 0.47% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 116,260 shares of Ecolab which is valued at $13,574,518 after selling 550 shares in Ecolab , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 17, 2016.Ecolab makes up approximately 1.39% of Chesley Taft Associates’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Nisa Investment Advisors reduced its stake in ECL by selling 120 shares or 0.1% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 116,257 shares of ECL which is valued at $13,620,670. Ecolab makes up approx 0.18% of Nisa Investment Advisors’s portfolio.Legacy Private Trust boosted its stake in ECL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,308 additional shares and now holds a total of 45,987 shares of Ecolab which is valued at $5,387,837. Ecolab makes up approx 0.74% of Legacy Private Trust’s portfolio.Bristol John W Co Inc Ny reduced its stake in ECL by selling 17,551 shares or 3.1% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 548,092 shares of ECL which is valued at $65,261,314. Ecolab makes up approx 1.79% of Bristol John W Co Inc Ny’s portfolio.

Ecolab closed down -0.25 points or -0.21% at $116.76 with 9,03,698 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $117.63, the shares hit an intraday low of $116.75 and an intraday high of $117.82 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

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. Macquarie Initiated Ecolab on Aug 26, 2016 to “Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $143.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 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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