Quantitative Investment Management Boosted Ecolab (ECL) Stake; 4 Bullish Analysts Covering Norcros plc (LON:NXR)

November 14, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Quantitative Investment Management Llc increased Ecolab Inc (ECL) stake by 60.11% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Quantitative Investment Management Llc acquired 54,100 shares as Ecolab Inc (ECL)’s stock rose 2.53%. The Quantitative Investment Management Llc holds 144,100 shares with $19.13M value, up from 90,000 last quarter. Ecolab Inc now has $37.93B valuation. The stock declined 0.26% or $0.34 reaching $131.28 on the news. About 993,833 shares traded or 3.11% up from the average. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Norcros PLC (LON:NXR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Norcros PLC had 11 analyst reports since November 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 1 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 14 by Numis Securities. The firm has “Buy” rating by Numis Securities given on Thursday, November 12. The rating was maintained by Numis Securities on Tuesday, October 11 with “Buy”. On Thursday, April 14 the stock rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by FinnCap on Friday, January 22. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, July 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 17 by Numis Securities. Numis Securities maintained Norcros plc (LON:NXR) on Wednesday, April 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Numis Securities given on Tuesday, December 8. See Norcros plc (LON:NXR) latest ratings:

06/07/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 217.00 New Target: GBX 315.00 Reiteration

Quantitative Investment Management Llc decreased Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) stake by 76,800 shares to 14,800 valued at $2.03M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Advanced Energy Industries Inc (NASDAQ:AEIS) stake by 34,300 shares and now owns 12,000 shares. D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) was reduced too.

Among 21 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Ecolab had 53 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, February 24 with “Neutral”. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, April 18. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Friday, May 26. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Longbow on Wednesday, February 22. Canaccord Genuity maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Wednesday, August 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, November 3. The rating was upgraded by Nomura to “Neutral” on Monday, April 3.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $5.01 million activity. Another trade for 6,959 shares valued at $884,565 was made by Beck Christophe on Wednesday, May 17. LAVANDIER BRUNO also sold $133,522 worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares. On Tuesday, May 30 the insider Hickey Michael A sold $1.80 million. Taylor Stephen M also sold $3.08 million worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 42 investors sold ECL shares while 306 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 211.02 million shares or 0.62% less from 212.33 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. State Street holds 0.14% or 11.67 million shares in its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.06% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Ameriprise Finance has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Citizens Northern Corp has 0.28% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 2,639 shares. Perkins Coie Com holds 8,510 shares. 17,490 are owned by Dearborn Prtn Ltd Company. Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj reported 0.3% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Moreover, Hall Laurie J Trustee has 0% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Fjarde Ap owns 0.18% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 68,162 shares. Norris Perne French Ltd Liability Partnership Mi reported 79,290 shares stake. Massachusetts-based Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mngmt has invested 0.09% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Blackrock reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Eaton Vance Mngmt holds 0.52% or 1.48M shares in its portfolio. Dubuque Natl Bank And Trust Communication reported 23,821 shares. Carroll Fin Incorporated, North Carolina-based fund reported 323 shares.

The stock decreased 1.07% or GBX 1.88 on November 14, reaching GBX 173. About 15,218 shares traded. Norcros plc (LON:NXR) has 0.00% since November 14, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.86 in 2017 Q2. Its down 1.94, from 3.8 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 2 investors sold Norcros plc shares while 5 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. 1.16 million shares or 56.51% less from 2.68 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Tortoise Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0.82% or 173,293 shares in its portfolio. Ancora Advisors Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in Norcros plc (LON:NXR). Moreover, Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited Liability Com has 0.03% invested in Norcros plc (LON:NXR) for 500 shares. 56,227 are owned by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Communication. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 290,255 shares in its portfolio. National Bank Of America De owns 0% invested in Norcros plc (LON:NXR) for 75,911 shares. Raymond James Associate holds 25,151 shares. Raymond James Trust Na holds 13,922 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman Commerce holds 0% of its portfolio in Norcros plc (LON:NXR) for 1,000 shares. Capital Advsrs reported 27,224 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors Inc holds 24,493 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Raymond James Fincl Serv Advisors reported 26,747 shares. Washington Tru Savings Bank accumulated 1,559 shares or 0% of the stock. Invesco Limited invested in 0% or 62,260 shares. Landscape Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.03% invested in Norcros plc (LON:NXR).

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