Mckinley Carter Wealth Services Increases Stake in Ecolab (ECL); Vantiv Class A (VNTV) Shareholder Integre Asset Management Upped Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Integre Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Vantiv Inc Class A (VNTV) by 67.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Integre Asset Management Llc bought 26,441 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.33% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 65,818 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.64 million, up from 39,377 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Integre Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Vantiv Inc Class A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.80B market cap company. The stock increased 2.56% or $1.94 during the last trading session, reaching $77.6. About 12.16 million shares traded or 301.13% up from the average. Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) has risen 14.83% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.87% the S&P500.

Mckinley Carter Wealth Services Inc increased its stake in Ecolab Inc (ECL) by 492.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mckinley Carter Wealth Services Inc bought 10,888 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 13,099 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.69 million, up from 2,211 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mckinley Carter Wealth Services Inc who had been investing in Ecolab Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $39.78B market cap company. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $137.68. About 1.27M shares traded or 18.20% up from the average. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 29 investors sold VNTV shares while 132 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. 182.48 million shares or 21.03% more from 150.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) for 20,537 shares. Ahl Limited Liability Partnership owns 98,191 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Boothbay Fund Ltd invested 0.35% of its portfolio in Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV). Third Point Ltd has invested 1.63% of its portfolio in Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV). Pdt Prns Limited Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 111,600 shares. Cibc Ww invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV). Caxton Assocs Ltd Partnership invested in 7,500 shares. Boyd Watterson Asset Ltd Oh holds 4,050 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Marshall Wace Llp invested in 44,156 shares. Aviva Public Ltd Com invested in 99,354 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Canada Pension Plan Board holds 0.04% in Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) or 288,595 shares. High Pointe Capital Mgmt Ltd invested in 0.99% or 9,590 shares. 30,800 were accumulated by Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec. Court Place Advsr Ltd Co has invested 0.14% in Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV). 1,180 were accumulated by Advisory Ser Ntwk Lc.

Among 38 analysts covering Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Vantiv Inc had 98 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Friday, September 9 by Wedbush. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of VNTV in report on Thursday, July 30 with “Outperform” rating. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $84.0 target in Tuesday, December 5 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) on Tuesday, October 24 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, April 13. CLSA downgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 29 report. The rating was upgraded by Wedbush on Friday, December 1 to “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 10. The stock of Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Cowen & Co.

Integre Asset Management Llc, which manages about $457.92M and $149.68M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 10,513 shares to 10,509 shares, valued at $762,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Broadcom Ltd F by 3,361 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,178 shares, and cut its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. 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. Asset Inc stated it has 0.08% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale, a Germany-based fund reported 131,979 shares. Savant Limited Co has invested 0.05% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Td Cap Management Lc has 37 shares. Ahl Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.2% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Kanawha Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.06% or 54,138 shares. Atria Invests Llc invested in 0.03% or 4,303 shares. Toth Finance Advisory has invested 1.64% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Palisade Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.64% or 26,679 shares in its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Company has 49,113 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Reilly Advsr holds 132 shares. Qs Investors Lc owns 10,137 shares. Payden Rygel reported 900 shares stake. Cambridge Investment Inc holds 0.05% or 27,882 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owns 0.01% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 44,010 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Ecolab had 55 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs downgraded Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Monday, March 14. Goldman Sachs has “Sell” rating and $93 target. On Friday, August 26 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Outperform”. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, November 3. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, August 14. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ECL in report on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 19 by Oppenheimer.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 insider sale for $9.04 million activity. The insider HANDLEY THOMAS W sold $966,233.

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