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Ecolab (ECL) Stake Has Boosted by Northstar Group Inc; Sirius Xm Radio (SIRI) Holder Zazove Associates Has Increased Its Stake

Northstar Group Inc increased its stake in Ecolab Inc (ECL) by 31.7% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northstar Group Inc bought 2,390 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 9,930 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.30M, up from 7,540 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Northstar Group Inc who had been investing in Ecolab Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $37.80B market cap company. The stock increased 1.07% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $130.84. About 1.53M shares traded or 18.01% up from the average. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Zazove Associates Llc increased its stake in Sirius Xm Radio Inc (SIRI) by 145% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zazove Associates Llc bought 145,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.61% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 245,000 shares of the broadcasting company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.35 million, up from 100,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zazove Associates Llc who had been investing in Sirius Xm Radio Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $28.16B market cap company. The stock increased 1.95% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $6.27. About 15.32M shares traded. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) has risen 25.58% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.88% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Ecolab had 63 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 24 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Hold” on Friday, January 5. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 7 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Monday, June 5. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $13000 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, January 19 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 13. J.P. Morgan upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, May 26 report. Deutsche Bank maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Tuesday, August 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 31 with “Hold”.

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. Birch Hill Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 287,444 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board owns 74,379 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested in 0.08% or 79,029 shares. Qci Asset Mngmt invested in 1.6% or 111,612 shares. 11,766 are held by Shelter Insur Retirement Plan. 3,156 were accumulated by Peddock Advisors Limited Liability Com. Howland Capital Management Ltd invested 1.76% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). 39,446 are held by Raymond James Finance Services Advsr Inc. Alpine Woods Capital Limited Company holds 0.02% or 3,400 shares in its portfolio. Edge Wealth Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.02% or 500 shares. Citigroup reported 0.02% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Mitchell Mcleod Pugh And Williams Inc, Alabama-based fund reported 4,188 shares. Fcg Advisors Ltd owns 0.09% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 1,800 shares. M&T Bancorporation stated it has 93,986 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund has 0.16% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 6,267 shares.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $966,233 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold SIRI shares while 132 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. 884.13 million shares or 3.66% less from 917.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Manchester Cap Mgmt Ltd Com owns 1,008 shares. Parametric Portfolio Lc holds 1.67M shares. New York-based Laurion Capital Mgmt Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI). Pitcairn owns 18,888 shares. Cranbrook Wealth Mgmt Lc has 1,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ameriprise Incorporated has 227,119 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Concorde Asset Limited Com holds 35,033 shares. Berkshire Hathaway Inc holds 137.92 million shares or 0.43% of its portfolio. Engineers Gate Manager LP holds 423,703 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Evanson Asset Management Lc has 18,271 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Pinnacle Associates invested in 68,536 shares. Jfs Wealth Advsr Limited Company owns 2,790 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Ls Advsrs Ltd Co holds 52,890 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 186,915 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Barclays Pcl reported 1.54 million shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Zazove Associates Llc, which manages about $5.11B and $1.95 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Molina Healthcare Inc (Prn) by 500,000 shares to 9.45 million shares, valued at $11.85M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Intel Corporation (Prn) by 7.49M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 27.31M shares, and cut its stake in Euronet Worldwide Inc (Prn).

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