Wcm Investment Management Raised Ecolab (ECL) Stake By $10.79 Million; Schwartz Investment Counsel Cut By $1.20 Million Its Ametek New (AME) Holding

December 7, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Wcm Investment Management increased Ecolab Inc (ECL) stake by 22.15% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Wcm Investment Management acquired 81,707 shares as Ecolab Inc (ECL)’s stock rose 2.53%. The Wcm Investment Management holds 450,518 shares with $59.81 million value, up from 368,811 last quarter. Ecolab Inc now has $39.55 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $136.88. About 1.02M 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.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc decreased Ametek Inc New (AME) stake by 5.22% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc sold 20,000 shares as Ametek Inc New (AME)’s stock rose 10.20%. The Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc holds 363,100 shares with $21.99 million value, down from 383,100 last quarter. Ametek Inc New now has $16.42 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $71.04. About 729,686 shares traded. AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) has risen 27.71% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.01% the S&P500.




Wcm Investment Management decreased Chubb Limited stake by 4.72M shares to 5.43M valued at $789.37M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Chase Corp (NYSEMKT:CCF) stake by 8,565 shares and now owns 37,918 shares. Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2017 Q2. 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. Moreover, Price T Rowe Associates Md has 0.02% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 745,237 shares. Moreover, Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj has 0.3% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 5,000 shares. Ashfield Capital Prtn Limited Liability reported 0.09% stake. Pggm Investments has 0.38% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 564,706 shares. Davidson Invest Advsr invested in 225 shares. First Retail Bank Of Omaha stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Citizens & Northern holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 2,639 shares. Voya Mgmt Ltd Co has 102,076 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Alexandria Cap Ltd Liability Company invested 0% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). 2,812 were reported by Sns Grp Ltd Liability. Tt Intll reported 48,200 shares stake. Crawford Inv Counsel reported 4,267 shares stake. Riverpoint Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.07% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Glenmede Trust Com Na has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Dynamic Advsr Solutions Limited Liability Co owns 0.33% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 6,428 shares.

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 stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by Canaccord Genuity. As per Monday, September 14, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. J.P. Morgan upgraded Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Friday, May 26 to “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, September 6, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 2 by Canaccord Genuity. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of ECL in report on Wednesday, February 24 with “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Monday, October 19 to “Hold”.

Analysts await AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.67 EPS, up 15.52% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.58 per share. AME’s profit will be $154.85 million for 26.51 P/E if the $0.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual EPS reported by AMETEK, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.52% EPS growth.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc increased Royal Dutch Shell Plc stake by 9,700 shares to 72,700 valued at $3.96 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Garmin Ltd (NASDAQ:GRMN) stake by 20,000 shares and now owns 110,000 shares. Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE:OMC) was raised too.

Among 12 analysts covering AMETEK (NYSE:AME), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. AMETEK had 47 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 2 report. As per Tuesday, June 27, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by RBC Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 8 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 15 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, September 20. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, April 29 by Robert W. Baird.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.97 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 27 investors sold AME shares while 167 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 196.23 million shares or 3.91% less from 204.21 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust Bk stated it has 466,233 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Glg Ltd Liability Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 10,712 shares. Adage Capital Prtnrs Grp Lc holds 0.11% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) for 740,592 shares. Jennison Assocs Limited Com holds 2.61M shares. Timber Creek Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc invested in 0.01% or 150 shares. Bluecrest Limited accumulated 47,560 shares. Chevy Chase Tru reported 200,368 shares stake. 2.27 million were reported by Geode Mgmt Limited. Barrett Asset Ltd Co holds 841 shares or 0% of its portfolio. United Kingdom-based Bp Public Limited Company has invested 0.06% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Ltd holds 18,190 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Investment Management Ltd Llc invested 0.04% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Pathstone Family Office Ltd Liability Com owns 182 shares. Anderson Hoagland & reported 0.56% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Allen Invest Mngmt Limited Com invested 0.02% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME).

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