Ecolab (Put) (ECL) Stock Value Rose While Susquehanna International Group Llp Trimmed by $16.45 Million Its Stake; Procter & Gamble Co Com (PG) Stake Held by Whittier Trust Co

January 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Susquehanna International Group Llp decreased its stake in Ecolab Inc (Put) (ECL) by 74.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Susquehanna International Group Llp sold 128,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 43,300 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.57M, down from 171,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Susquehanna International Group Llp who had been investing in Ecolab Inc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $39.78 billion 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.

Whittier Trust Co increased its stake in Procter & Gamble Co Com (PG) by 1.76% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Whittier Trust Co bought 5,063 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.32% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 293,059 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $26.66M, up from 287,996 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Whittier Trust Co who had been investing in Procter & Gamble Co Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $227.34 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $89.61. About 8.11M shares traded or 20.59% up from the average. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has risen 7.54% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500.




Whittier Trust Co, which manages about $2.74B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Eqt Corp Com (NYSE:EQT) by 150,696 shares to 20,513 shares, valued at $1.34 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lauder Estee Cos Inc Cl A (NYSE:EL) by 23,295 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 61,314 shares, and cut its stake in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 51 investors sold PG shares while 765 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 558 raised stakes. 1.50 billion shares or 1.10% more from 1.48 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mawer Invest Mngmt holds 0.34% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 434,832 shares. Legg Mason Asset Management (Japan) Company Limited invested 1.99% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Ig Management Limited holds 0.46% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 976,986 shares. Princeton Port Strategies Group Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.72% or 29,409 shares. Guinness Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 133,520 shares. 18,543 were reported by Ballentine Ptnrs Lc. Lenox Wealth Advsrs reported 674 shares stake. Weaver C Barksdale And has invested 0.91% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec owns 706,631 shares. Shamrock Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation has 6,688 shares. Checchi Capital Advisers invested in 28,196 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Synovus has invested 0.29% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Pettyjohn Wood & White reported 2.88% stake. 5,253 are held by Miles Capital. Calamos Advsrs Lc stated it has 962,635 shares.

Among 24 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 73 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, December 21. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, December 18. As per Tuesday, November 17, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Tuesday, August 4. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 24 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, July 6 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $90.0 target in Monday, September 18 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 4 by Jefferies. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, September 19.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 sales for $6.75 million activity. Majoras Deborah P also sold $231,206 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Tuesday, August 15. Skoufalos Ioannis sold $266,273 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Tuesday, August 15. $144,688 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) was sold by Fish Kathleen B. The insider Bishop Steven D sold 3,462 shares worth $318,644. On Tuesday, August 15 the insider Moeller Jon R sold $558,042. Biegger Mark F sold 2,660 shares worth $244,828.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 insider sale for $9.04 million activity. GATES WILLIAM H III bought 75,500 shares worth $10.01 million.

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. Jefferies maintained the shares of ECL in report on Thursday, July 13 with “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of ECL in report on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Friday, May 26. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $110 target in Wednesday, February 24 report. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Tuesday, November 3. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $137 target. The company was maintained on Friday, July 15 by Citigroup. As per Wednesday, February 22, the company rating was downgraded by Longbow. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 1. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 6 with “Buy”.

Analysts await Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.40 earnings per share, up 12.00% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.25 per share. ECL’s profit will be $404.48 million for 24.59 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.37 actual earnings per share reported by Ecolab Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.19% EPS growth.

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. Natixis reported 14,005 shares. Arrow Financial Corp holds 7,102 shares. Usa Fin Portformulas Corporation reported 0.81% stake. Glenmede Trust Na reported 10,151 shares. Exxonmobil Invest Mgmt Tx accumulated 47,561 shares. Moreover, Chevy Chase Tru has 0.32% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Mairs And Power reported 2.78 million shares. Schroder Inv Mngmt Gru reported 84,688 shares stake. Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Gru Lc has 37,127 shares. Moreover, Northstar Group has 0.75% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). 500 are owned by Edge Wealth Mngmt Limited Co. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc holds 0.07% or 47,716 shares in its portfolio. Wendell David Assoc stated it has 140,468 shares or 3.19% of all its holdings. Old Point Tru & Fin Svcs N A reported 21,410 shares or 1.55% of all its holdings. Advantus Cap Management Incorporated has 26,250 shares.

Susquehanna International Group Llp, which manages about $219.16 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pennsylvania Rl Estate Invt (Put) (NYSE:PEI) by 190,800 shares to 234,000 shares, valued at $2.46M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Adtalem Global Ed Inc (Call) by 8,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 70,800 shares, and has risen its stake in Proshares Tr.

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