$1.40 EPS Expected for Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

January 21, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

 $1.40 EPS Expected for Ecolab Inc. (ECL)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.25, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 31 investors sold Ecolab Inc. 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.
Rhumbline Advisers has 498,055 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Ltd Company accumulated 1,607 shares. 12,819 were accumulated by Appleton Ptnrs Inc Ma. Exchange Mgmt reported 26 shares stake. Magnetar Fincl Ltd Com accumulated 0.07% or 24,754 shares. Tiverton Asset Management invested in 0.02% or 2,315 shares. Northstar Invest Advisors Ltd Llc, a Colorado-based fund reported 3,145 shares. Moreover, Rbo & Com Lc has 0.11% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 3,307 shares. Gru Inc reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Alpine Woods Capital Investors stated it has 3,400 shares. Comerica has 6,485 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio stated it has 176,341 shares. Swedbank, Sweden-based fund reported 1.21 million shares. Bartlett Ltd Company has 0.01% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Llc holds 365 shares.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 insider sale for $9.04 million activity. GATES WILLIAM H III bought $10.01M worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Thursday, August 3.

Analysts expect Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) to report $1.40 EPS on February, 20.They anticipate $0.15 EPS change or 12.00 % from last quarter’s $1.25 EPS. ECL’s profit would be $404.48M giving it 24.96 P/E if the $1.40 EPS is correct. After having $1.37 EPS previously, Ecolab Inc.’s analysts see 2.19 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.01% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $139.75. About 1.07M shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) Ratings Coverage

Among 21 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Ecolab had 56 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Tuesday, September 12 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by UBS. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, August 3. On Tuesday, August 1 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 19. Nomura upgraded Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Monday, April 3. Nomura has “Neutral” rating and $118 target. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. RBC Capital Markets maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Thursday, January 18. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $150.0 target. As per Thursday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity.

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $40.38 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, and Global Energy. It has a 31.53 P/E ratio. The Global Industrial segment provides water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions primarily to large industrial clients within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, mining and primary metals, power generation, pulp and paper, and commercial laundry industries.

More notable recent Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) news were published by: Startribune.com which released: “Ecolab buys New York firm Cascade Water Services Inc.” on January 03, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Former Ecolab subsidiary is moving out, with big growth plans” published on January 11, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Ecolab Acquires Cascade Water Services” on January 02, 2018. More interesting news about Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Ecolab buys Cascade Water Services” published on January 03, 2018 as well as Twincities.com‘s news article titled: “Ecolab acquires NY water firm” with publication date: January 04, 2018.

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