Ecolab (ECL) Holder Sarasin & Partners Llp Has Boosted Holding by $7.56 Million as Share Price Rose; New England Investment & Retirement Group Raised Its Stake in Amazon.Com (AMZN) by $516,774

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New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc increased its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (AMZN) by 12.65% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc bought 258 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.37% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,297 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $4.60 million, up from 2,039 at the end of the previous reported quarter. New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc who had been investing in Amazon.Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $805.57B market cap company. The stock increased 0.12% or $1.99 during the last trading session, reaching $1640. About 1,856 shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 41.49% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.49% the S&P500. Some Historical AMZN News: 07/03/2018 – Christian Post: Amazon Ditches Nest Smart Home Products as Rivalry With Google Intensifies; 01/05/2018 – Bsquare to Help Customers Rapidly Scale and Manage IoT Infrastructure in Collaboration with Amazon Web Services; 16/04/2018 – Amazon has shelved plans to sell and distribute pharmaceutical products through Amazon Business, its marketplace for business customers; 11/05/2018 – Jeff Bezos on AI: Autonomous weapons are ‘genuinely scary,’ robots won’t put us all out of work; 02/05/2018 – Amazon Said to Offer Retailers Discounts to Adopt Payment System; 16/03/2018 – Toys `R’ Us Case Is Test of Private Equity in Age of Amazon; 08/05/2018 – Snap CFO Drew Vollero is leaving and will be replaced by an Amazon executive:; 06/04/2018 – Trump’s battle with Amazon raises post trauma; 10/05/2018 – Insiders say that the deal could make sense as Alphabet hopes to fend off Amazon and promote the use of its enterprise services; 22/03/2018 – AMAZON IS SAID TO SEEK BIGGER WHOLE FOODS STORES FOR DELIVERY

Sarasin & Partners Llp increased its stake in Ecolab Inc (ECL) by 4.33% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sarasin & Partners Llp bought 48,481 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.49% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.17 million shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $183.29M, up from 1.12 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sarasin & Partners Llp who had been investing in Ecolab Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $46.99 billion 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: 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 Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 08/05/2018 – Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference for May 15, 2018; 07/03/2018 – ECOLAB SAYS HAS RETAINED JIANGHAI’S SERVICE & FORMULATED BUSINESS; 07/03/2018 – ECOLAB – SOLD PHOSPHONATE COMPONENT BUSINESS IN CHINA TO ITALMATCH CHEMICALS SPA; 06/03/2018 Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference for March 13, 2018; 07/03/2018 – ITALMATCH CHEMICALS Group acquires the Chinese Jiayou Chemical, active in the antiscalant phosphonate component business, from Ecolab Inc; 22/05/2018 – Ecolab’s New SMARTPOWERâ„¢ Program Provides Maximum Warewashing Efficiency for Restaurant Operators; 03/05/2018 – Ecolab Declares Regular Dividend; 03/05/2018 – Ecolab Annual Meeting Results Announced

More recent Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Ecolab (ECL) Acquires Online Training Provider Lobster Ink – StreetInsider.com” on February 08, 2019. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “How Safe Is Ecolab’s Dividend? – Seeking Alpha” on January 21, 2019. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ecolab to spin off upstream energy business – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 04, 2019 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 1.06 in 2018Q2. It dropped, 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. Garrison Bradford & Assoc invested in 3,275 shares or 0.41% of the stock. Wg Shaheen & Dba Whitney & Com invested in 66 shares or 0% of the stock. 48,345 are owned by Nomura Asset Limited. Altavista Wealth Mgmt has 1.22% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 20,934 shares. Mar Vista Ltd Liability Company invested 3.34% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Gulf Intl Fincl Bank (Uk) Limited holds 88,548 shares. Cibc World Mkts Corporation reported 0.13% stake. Field And Main Commercial Bank holds 525 shares. Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Advisors Limited Liability Co has invested 0.01% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Inv House Lc invested in 1.33% or 79,450 shares. Moreover, Telemus Lc has 0.04% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd Com invested in 0.02% or 37,026 shares. Kcm Inv Advsrs Limited Liability Corp invested in 102,974 shares or 0.92% of the stock. Bb&T Secs Ltd Liability Company reported 105,136 shares. Northstar Invest Lc reported 0.09% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL).

Sarasin & Partners Llp, which manages about $17.00 billion and $5.31B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) by 93,480 shares to 2.04 million shares, valued at $230.46M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) by 452,989 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4.16 million shares, and cut its stake in Udr Inc (NYSE:UDR).

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 firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 19 by RBC Capital Markets. Macquarie Research initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, August 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 24 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Tuesday, October 31. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, February 24. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, March 22 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $150.0 target in Tuesday, January 23 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, May 7 report.

Since August 27, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $17.92 million activity. $1.43M worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares were sold by Berger Larry L. Brown Darrell R sold $1.77M worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Friday, August 31. HIGGINS ARTHUR J sold 8,700 shares worth $1.30M. On Friday, November 30 the insider BILLER LESLIE S sold $450,884. Shares for $1.50 million were sold by Mulhere Timothy P on Thursday, September 6. Another trade for 40,025 shares valued at $6.41M was sold by BAKER DOUGLAS M JR.

Since August 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 selling transactions for $75.62 million activity. Another trade for 1,927 shares valued at $3.66 million was made by Zapolsky David on Wednesday, August 15. $285,960 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by Huttenlocher Daniel P. Olsavsky Brian T also sold $3.87M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Wednesday, August 15. On Thursday, November 15 the insider Blackburn Jeffrey M sold $3.22 million. 435 shares were sold by Reynolds Shelley, worth $824,513. The insider Jassy Andrew R sold $2.70 million.

More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Why Analysts Are Sticking With Amazon After Earnings – 24/7 Wall St.” on February 02, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Notable ETF Outflow Detected – SPY, AMZN, BRK.B, BA – Nasdaq” published on January 22, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Online holiday sales up 17% in 2018 – Seeking Alpha” on January 15, 2019. More interesting news about Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were released by: Fool.ca and their article: “Shopify Inc (TSX:SHOP) or Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Which Is a Better Buy? – The Motley Fool Canada” published on January 24, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: BKNG, AMZN, APC – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 23, 2019.

New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc, which manages about $526.71M and $152.56 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Powershares Qqq Tr by 16,523 shares to 96,648 shares, valued at $17.96 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Yield Municipal Index Etf by 66,481 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 50,374 shares, and cut its stake in Financial Select Sector Spdr (XLF).

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