Barry Investment Advisors Lowered Its Stake in Pfizer (PFE) by $3.08 Million; Arvest Trust Company Lifted Its Ecolab (ECL) Holding by $2.76 Million; Market Value Rose

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Arvest Trust Company increased its stake in Ecolab Inc (ECL) by 29.02% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Arvest Trust Company bought 17,695 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.49% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 78,678 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $12.34M, up from 60,983 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Arvest Trust Company who had been investing in Ecolab Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $46.99B market cap company. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $162.65. About 965,699 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 13.74% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.74% the S&P500. Some Historical ECL News: 07/03/2018 – ECOLAB SAYS HAS RETAINED JIANGHAI’S SERVICE & FORMULATED BUSINESS; 01/05/2018 – Ecolab 1Q Adj EPS 91c; 06/03/2018 Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference for March 13, 2018; 29/05/2018 – Ecolab Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 01/05/2018 – Ecolab First Quarter Reported Diluted EPS $0.84 Adjusted Diluted EPS $0.91, +14%; Raised Full Year 2018 Adjusted Diluted EPS; 07/03/2018 – ECOLAB SELLS CHINA INDUSTRIAL PHOSPHONATE CHEMICAL COMPONENT; 23/04/2018 – DJ Ecolab Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (ECL); 30/05/2018 – Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference for June 5, 2018; 17/04/2018 – Former Ecolab executive will chair Tim Pawlenty’s gubernatorial campaign in Minnesota; 01/05/2018 – Ecolab Sees 12c-15c/Share in Charges for 2018

Barry Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Pfizer Inc (PFE) by 24.23% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Barry Investment Advisors Llc sold 69,946 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.56% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 218,676 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $9.64M, down from 288,622 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Barry Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $241.05 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $41.7. About 23.49 million shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has risen 25.07% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.07% the S&P500. Some Historical PFE News: 07/05/2018 – FDA GRANTS PRIORITY REVIEW TO GENENTECH’S TECENTRIQ; 23/03/2018 – GlaxoSmithKline pulls out of $20 billion race for Pfizer’s consumer health-care business; 04/04/2018 – Pfizer: FDA Sets PDUFA Goal Date for Decision in September; 17/05/2018 – FDA’S GOTTLIEB – COS FOR WHICH INQUIRIES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED INCLUDE DANCO LABORATORIES, ROXANE LABORATORIES, CORCEPT THERAPEUTICS, AEGERION PHARMA; 10/04/2018 – Pfizer: Recommendation Was Based on Failure to Demonstrate Clear Improvement in Primary Endpoint; 08/05/2018 – LUPIN SUBMITS NEW DRUG APPLICATION FOR ETANERCEPT BIOSIMILAR; 23/04/2018 – MYLOTARG(TM) Approved in the EU for the Treatment of Previously Untreated, De Novo, CD33-positive Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Combination With Chemotherapy; 27/04/2018 – Pfizer’s Xeljanz Gets Use Extension Recommendation in Europe; 15/05/2018 – FDA Granted Approval of Retacrit to Hospira Inc., a Pfizer Company; 01/05/2018 – PFE STILL PLANNING DECISION THIS YEAR ON CONSUMER HEALTH UNIT

Since August 27, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $17.92 million activity. HIGGINS ARTHUR J had sold 8,700 shares worth $1.30 million. 9,800 shares were sold by Mulhere Timothy P, worth $1.50 million on Thursday, September 6. 32,468 shares were sold by Hickey Michael A, worth $5.06M on Thursday, September 13. Brown Darrell R also sold $1.77M worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares. The insider BAKER DOUGLAS M JR sold $6.41M. On Monday, September 10 the insider Berger Larry L sold $1.43 million.

More news for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “How Safe Is Ecolab’s Dividend? – Seeking Alpha” on January 21, 2019. Streetinsider.com‘s article titled: “Ecolab (ECL) Acquires Online Training Provider Lobster Ink – StreetInsider.com” and published on February 08, 2019 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 1.06 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 46 investors sold ECL shares while 313 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 237 raised stakes. 206.81 million shares or 1.80% less from 210.60 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Grace And White Ny accumulated 0.21% or 6,400 shares. Motco invested 0% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Edgemoor Investment invested in 0.08% or 4,181 shares. Vigilant Cap Management Lc invested in 155 shares. 10,681 were reported by Btr Cap Management. Moreover, Capstone Inv Advisors Ltd Liability Company has 0% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 221 shares. Principal Finance Group Inc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 470,170 shares. Notis invested in 0.35% or 4,125 shares. The New York-based Bank Of Mellon has invested 0.15% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Liberty Capital Mgmt Inc stated it has 23,545 shares or 1.93% of all its holdings. Citigroup has invested 0.04% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Gould Asset Ltd Llc Ca owns 3,840 shares or 0.24% of their US portfolio. Sheets Smith Wealth Management holds 1.7% or 52,271 shares in its portfolio. Transamerica Financial Advsr owns 2,009 shares. Wells Fargo And Com Mn invested 0.09% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL).

Among 23 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. Ecolab had 86 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Wednesday, August 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, August 7. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Tuesday, October 2. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Wednesday, February 24. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of ECL in report on Wednesday, October 31 to “Overweight” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $13000 target in Wednesday, August 2 report. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of ECL in report on Wednesday, August 1 with “Neutral” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $159 target in Thursday, November 1 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, May 1 report.

Arvest Trust Company, which manages about $1.47B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC) by 15,325 shares to 950,680 shares, valued at $28.01 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) by 3,678 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 229,087 shares, and cut its stake in Accenture Plc Ireland (NYSE:ACN).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.07, from 0.78 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 41 investors sold PFE shares while 741 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 520 raised stakes. 3.96 billion shares or 0.44% less from 3.98 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Willingdon Wealth invested 1.81% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Factory Mutual Communications has 1% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 2.19 million shares. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.79% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Huber Mngmt Ltd Liability Co reported 486,600 shares. Neumann Mngmt Limited Liability Com has 0.15% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 5,938 shares. Royal Bancorp Of Canada invested in 0.34% or 18.73 million shares. Shell Asset Management reported 1.10 million shares. Retail Bank Of Hawaii owns 0.68% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 200,885 shares. Family Capital invested 0.13% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Telemus Cap Limited Liability Corporation has 0.24% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Bk stated it has 5.29 million shares. De Burlo Group Incorporated holds 0.05% or 5,907 shares. Mutual Of Omaha State Bank Wealth stated it has 63,096 shares or 0.78% of all its holdings. Umb Bank N A Mo owns 526,011 shares. Legacy Private Tru Com owns 68,641 shares.

Since January 30, 2019, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.81 million activity.

Among 23 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. Pfizer had 92 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, April 7 the stock rating was reinitiated by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. As per Friday, December 2, the company rating was initiated by Guggenheim. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) earned “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, May 16. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Monday, April 18 with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, July 14 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, April 13 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 19 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was initiated on Wednesday, April 6 by Societe Generale. As per Friday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, September 20.

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