As Ecolab Com (ECL) Shares Rose, Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Has Lifted Its Stake; As Facebook (FB) Share Price Rose, Parus Finance Uk LTD Has Trimmed Stake

December 7, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Parus Finance Uk Ltd decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 9.16% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Parus Finance Uk Ltd sold 80,160 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 795,113 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $120.05 million, down from 875,273 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Parus Finance Uk Ltd who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $511.60 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.87% or $3.23 during the last trading session, reaching $176.06. About 20.26M shares traded or 27.07% up from the average. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.




Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc increased its stake in Ecolab Inc Com (ECL) by 2.88% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc bought 2,432 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 86,791 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $11.52M, up from 84,359 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc who had been investing in Ecolab Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $39.55B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $136.88. About 1.02 million shares traded or 0.18% up from the average. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.94 earnings per share, up 56.45% or $0.70 from last year’s $1.24 per share. FB’s profit will be $5.64B for 22.69 P/E if the $1.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual earnings per share reported by Facebook, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.01% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 48 investors sold FB shares while 553 reduced holdings. 159 funds opened positions while 684 raised stakes. 1.62 billion shares or 0.41% less from 1.63 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Clifford Swan Counsel Limited Co invested in 5,551 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Buckingham Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co holds 7.26% or 204,663 shares in its portfolio. Fiera Cap holds 54,902 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. 22,322 are owned by Private Trust Na. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc accumulated 16.04 million shares. 2,835 are held by Wellington Shields And Co Ltd Llc. Professional Advisory Svcs invested 2.78% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Umb National Bank N A Mo reported 0.73% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Creative Planning owns 1.00M shares. Los Angeles Cap Mgmt And Equity holds 2.1% or 2.21M shares. Farallon Mngmt stated it has 2.31 million shares. 111,530 were reported by Biondo Llc. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company has 1.39% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 59,953 shares. Provident has invested 0.01% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Weiss Multi accumulated 0.29% or 45,146 shares.

Since June 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $5.82 million activity. Cox Christopher K had sold 16,000 shares worth $2.45M on Wednesday, June 7. Schroepfer Michael Todd sold $5.71 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Tuesday, June 13. $112,689 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by Stretch Colin.

Among 53 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 49 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Facebook had 210 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, July 30. Deutsche Bank maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, April 28 with “Buy” rating. UBS maintained the shares of FB in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Friday, July 21. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $18000 target. Morgan Stanley maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Monday, October 2 with “Overweight” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $140 target in Thursday, November 5 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 19 by Mizuho. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by Loop Capital on Friday, September 23. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 30 by Canaccord Genuity.

More notable recent Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Better Buy: Facebook Inc vs. Google” on November 12, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “Why 2017 Was a Year to Remember for Facebook Inc.” published on November 16, 2017, Livetradingnews.com published: “Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Launching Messenger For Kids” on December 07, 2017. More interesting news about Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) were released by: Valuewalk.com and their article: “Glassdoor Names Facebook Inc As Best Place To Work In 2018” published on December 06, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Why It’s Time to Buy the Dip in Facebook Inc Stock Once Again” with publication date: December 06, 2017.

Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc, which manages about $501.73M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG) by 4,711 shares to 100,489 shares, valued at $10.98M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares S&P Global 100 Etf (IOO) by 5,325 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,650 shares, and cut its stake in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It improved, 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. Envestnet Asset owns 75,592 shares. Alta Ltd Company has 3.37% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Carnegie Capital Asset Management Ltd Llc holds 45,127 shares. Washington reported 2,318 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Commonwealth Fincl Bank Of Australia holds 10,581 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 1832 Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.06% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Ashfield Capital Prns Ltd Co stated it has 0.09% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Captrust Advisors owns 0.03% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 2,214 shares. Lafleur And Godfrey Limited Liability Corporation invested in 4.57% or 130,764 shares. Alps reported 0% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Natl Pension Ser has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Franklin has invested 0.25% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Keybank Association Oh owns 46,462 shares. Retirement System Of Alabama reported 0.17% stake. Loeb Ptnrs reported 10,436 shares.

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