Quantres Asset Management LTD Cut Ecolab (ECL) Holding By $482,400; Shorts at SATO HOLDINGS ORDINARY SHARES JAPA (SATOF) Lowered By 38.05%

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Quantres Asset Management Ltd decreased Ecolab Inc (ECL) stake by 63.16% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Quantres Asset Management Ltd sold 3,600 shares as Ecolab Inc (ECL)’s stock rose 0.75%. The Quantres Asset Management Ltd holds 2,100 shares with $282,000 value, down from 5,700 last quarter. Ecolab Inc now has $40.71 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $141.18. About 847,875 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 8.76% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.79% the S&P500.

SATO HOLDINGS CORP ORDINARY SHARES JAPA (OTCMKTS:SATOF) had a decrease of 38.05% in short interest. SATOF’s SI was 24,100 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 38.05% from 38,900 shares previously. It closed at $22.5 lastly. It is down 0.00% since April 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Sato Holdings Corporation develops, makes, and sells data collection systems and labeling products in Japan and internationally. The company has market cap of $. The firm offers hardware products, including printers and hand labelers; supply products, such as seals, labels, tickets, ribbons, MC cards, etc.; and peripherals for smartphones and large screen/robust tablets, RFID equipment, scanners, and handy-terminals. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides medical field solutions; consulting services to enhance business processes for manufacturing, logistics, and distribution; and services for product packaging, including planning, marketing, design, and printing, as well as Web-related services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 46 investors sold ECL shares while 298 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 215.19 million shares or 0.86% more from 213.37 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Northstar Investment Ltd owns 3,007 shares. Dudley Shanley Ltd Liability has 4.73% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Select Equity LP stated it has 141,280 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Blume Cap Management Inc holds 0.02% or 340 shares. Homrich And Berg reported 3,037 shares stake. 271,954 were accumulated by State Of Wisconsin Invest Board. Mcdonald Invsts Ca, California-based fund reported 870,408 shares. Savant Cap Ltd Liability stated it has 1,803 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Btr Capital Management has invested 0.32% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Amica Mutual invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Northern Trust Corporation owns 3.17M shares. Morgan Stanley reported 1.92M shares. Pictet Asset Mngmt Ltd stated it has 0.68% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Mai Mngmt owns 1,606 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Stone Run Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.5% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 21,825 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Ecolab had 64 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, November 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, January 28. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, February 24 with “Buy”. The rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Thursday, March 24. Canaccord Genuity maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, November 3. Citigroup maintained the shares of ECL in report on Friday, July 15 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 19.

Analysts await Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.88 EPS, up 10.00% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.8 per share. ECL’s profit will be $253.75 million for 40.11 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.39 actual EPS reported by Ecolab Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -36.69% negative EPS growth.

Quantres Asset Management Ltd increased Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (ZMH) stake by 10,400 shares to 12,300 valued at $1.48M in 2017Q4. It also upped Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) stake by 16,700 shares and now owns 21,800 shares. Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) was raised too.

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