Metlife (MET) Market Value Declined While Gyroscope Capital Management Group Has Lifted Holding; State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Holding in Ecolab (ECL) Has Upped by $874,752 as Share Price Rose

February 22, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc increased its stake in Metlife Inc (MET) by 14.18% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc bought 14,457 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.70% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 116,392 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.05 million, up from 101,935 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc who had been investing in Metlife Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $48.98B market cap company. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $46.96. About 469,069 shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company increased its stake in Ecolab Inc (ECL) by 19.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company bought 6,834 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 42,405 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.45 million, up from 35,571 at the end of the previous reported quarter. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company who had been investing in Ecolab Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $37.72 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $130.55. About 82,042 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. MetLife had 49 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) on Friday, May 5 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Sell” on Thursday, January 26. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 10 report. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 2. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 4. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research on Thursday, January 14 to “Outperform”. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of MET in report on Wednesday, July 13 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform” on Monday, November 28. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 31 by Deutsche Bank.

Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc, which manages about $127.73M and $198.17M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 5,352 shares to 28,479 shares, valued at $2.34M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL) by 11,568 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 29,566 shares, and cut its stake in Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.05, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 61 investors sold MET shares while 336 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 289 raised stakes. 784.85 million shares or 1.65% more from 772.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Diligent Investors Llc has 22,171 shares. 4,457 are owned by Buckingham Asset Management Ltd. Wright Invsts Serv reported 48,035 shares. Parkside Bankshares & Tru has invested 0.17% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Guardian Capital Lp holds 3,945 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. 10,973 were reported by Institute For Wealth Management Llc. Moreover, Freestone Capital Liability Company has 0.09% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Fiduciary Tru holds 10,975 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. New Jersey Better Educational Savings invested 0.44% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Cetera Advisor Netwr Lc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Ameritas Invest Partners, Nebraska-based fund reported 24,434 shares. 89,859 were accumulated by Da Davidson. Blackrock accumulated 72.10M shares or 0.19% of the stock. M Holding Securities Inc accumulated 6,510 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Leavell Investment Management Inc accumulated 9,483 shares or 0.06% of the stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. 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. Amalgamated Fincl Bank invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Lpl Ltd Llc, California-based fund reported 48,373 shares. Cetera Advisor Netwr Limited Liability Co has 5,114 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Moreover, Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.12% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). 6,196 were reported by Dynamic Solutions Limited Liability Corporation. Magnetar Fincl Ltd reported 24,754 shares. Liberty Mutual Gp Asset Mngmt Incorporated invested in 0.08% or 10,860 shares. Bp Pcl invested in 30,000 shares. First Western Cap Com has invested 2.25% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Raymond James Assocs holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 193,382 shares. Vanguard Group Inc Inc Inc owns 21.09M shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Shine Invest Advisory Svcs Inc stated it has 775 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 135,000 shares. Moreover, Cannell Peter B And has 0.06% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Welch And Forbes Ltd Liability reported 1.33% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL).

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 firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, March 14 by Goldman Sachs. UBS maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Friday, May 26 by J.P. Morgan. On Friday, January 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Hold”. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, April 3 by Instinet. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, August 26. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, August 2. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of ECL in report on Monday, September 14 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 1.

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