$0.06 EPS Expected for Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. (BETR); Capital Counsel Upped Its Ecolab Com (ECL) Holding

February 13, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

Capital Counsel Llc increased Ecolab Inc Com (ECL) stake by 22.68% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Capital Counsel Llc acquired 74,130 shares as Ecolab Inc Com (ECL)’s stock rose 2.53%. The Capital Counsel Llc holds 401,019 shares with $51.58 million value, up from 326,889 last quarter. Ecolab Inc Com now has $37.13 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.28% or $1.66 during the last trading session, reaching $128.5. About 558,308 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. (NYSE:BETR) to report $0.06 EPS on March, 14.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.06 EPS. BETR’s profit would be $4.53M giving it 50.00 P/E if the $0.06 EPS is correct. After having $0.06 EPS previously, Amplify Snack Brands, Inc.’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. It closed at $12 lastly. It is down 24.38% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.08% the S&P500.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $966,233 activity. HANDLEY THOMAS W also sold $966,233 worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Thursday, September 14.

Among 22 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Ecolab had 62 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, October 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 18 report. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 24. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of ECL in report on Wednesday, February 24 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 14 by Jefferies. Citigroup maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Friday, July 15 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, June 5. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Monday, March 14 to “Sell”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Instinet on Monday, April 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.25, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 31 investors sold ECL shares while 274 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 281 raised stakes. 213.37 million shares or 1.11% more from 211.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Capstone Advisors Limited Liability Co has invested 0.02% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Tiedemann Wealth Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Dt Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 1,600 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Moreover, Bailard has 0.06% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 5,757 shares. Tuttle Tactical Mgmt Ltd Com holds 4,238 shares or 0.54% of its portfolio. Penobscot Investment Mgmt invested in 0.59% or 15,289 shares. Eulav Asset Mngmt holds 150,800 shares or 0.92% of its portfolio. Employees Retirement System Of Texas reported 17,000 shares. Dearborn Prtnrs Ltd invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Stonebridge Cap Ltd Liability owns 4,336 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 254,157 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab accumulated 0.53% or 378,367 shares. 548,283 are owned by Bristol John W And Communications. Guardian Life Ins Of America reported 589 shares. Northeast Mgmt has invested 0.03% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL).

Among 8 analysts covering Amplify Snack Brands Inc (NYSE:BETR), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Amplify Snack Brands Inc had 13 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, August 31 the stock rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 14 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, September 1 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. (NYSE:BETR) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by William Blair to “Mkt Perform” on Tuesday, December 19. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Suntrust Robinson. On Monday, August 31 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. The stock of Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. (NYSE:BETR) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. (NYSE:BETR) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, November 9. William Blair initiated the shares of BETR in report on Monday, August 31 with “Outperform” rating.

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