Compass Capital Management Has Increased Ecolab (ECL) Holding; 1 Analysts Bullish Earthport plc (LON:EPO)

February 21, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Compass Capital Management Inc increased Ecolab Inc (ECL) stake by 1.5% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Compass Capital Management Inc acquired 2,757 shares as Ecolab Inc (ECL)’s stock rose 2.53%. The Compass Capital Management Inc holds 187,076 shares with $24.06M value, up from 184,319 last quarter. Ecolab Inc now has $38.05 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $131.7. About 61,850 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Earthport PLC (LON:EPO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Earthport PLC had 19 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Shore Capital maintained the shares of EPO in report on Monday, December 18 with “House Stock” rating. The stock has “House Stock” rating by Shore Capital on Tuesday, August 16. Shore Capital maintained Earthport plc (LON:EPO) on Wednesday, February 17 with “House Stock” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 29 by Panmure Gordon. The stock of Earthport plc (LON:EPO) has “Corporate” rating given on Monday, January 25 by N+1 Singer. The rating was maintained by N+1 Singer with “Corporate” on Monday, October 9. N+1 Singer maintained the stock with “Corporate” rating in Tuesday, January 31 report. The company was maintained on Monday, December 18 by N+1 Singer. The stock has “Buy” rating by Panmure Gordon on Tuesday, August 18. N+1 Singer maintained the shares of EPO in report on Monday, August 7 with “Corporate” rating. See Earthport plc (LON:EPO) latest ratings:

18/12/2017 Broker: N+1 Singer Rating: Corporate Maintain
18/12/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: House Stock Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: House Stock Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: N+1 Singer Rating: Corporate New Target: GBX 54.00 Maintain
09/10/2017 Broker: N+1 Singer Rating: Corporate Old Target: GBX 35.00 New Target: GBX 68.00 Reiteration
09/10/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: House Stock Maintain

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. Credit Suisse maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Wednesday, February 24. Credit Suisse has “Neutral” rating and $107 target. Deutsche Bank maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Monday, September 14. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $125 target. The company was maintained on Monday, August 14 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Thursday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, October 9 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 24 by Credit Suisse. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 11 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, January 24. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $966,233 activity. HANDLEY THOMAS W had sold 7,397 shares worth $966,233 on Thursday, September 14.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.25, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 71,031 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Eagle Ltd Co invested in 22,022 shares or 1.62% of the stock. Exxonmobil Mgmt Inc Tx owns 47,561 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Martin Currie Limited owns 0.38% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 39,014 shares. Parsons Capital Mgmt Ri reported 0.03% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Moreover, Liberty has 1.74% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 23,914 shares. Mairs Power accumulated 4.3% or 2.78 million shares. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Corp, Delaware-based fund reported 6,301 shares. Northstar Investment Advisors Limited Com reported 0.08% stake. Alta Cap Ltd holds 3.08% or 371,258 shares in its portfolio. Connecticut-based Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct has invested 0.23% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Osborne Prtnrs Capital Limited Liability reported 66,796 shares stake. Avalon Advisors Limited Liability Company accumulated 53,222 shares. Bluestein R H & has 1.98% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). 174,600 are held by Factory Mutual.

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