Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec Boosted Ecolab (ECL) Holding By $237.79 Million; Smith Asset Management Group LP Has Increased By $11.30 Million Its Take (TTWO) Position

April 17, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec increased Ecolab Inc (ECL) stake by 13565.09% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec acquired 1.77 million shares as Ecolab Inc (ECL)’s stock rose 0.75%. The Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 1.79M shares with $239.87 million value, up from 13,082 last quarter. Ecolab Inc now has $42.47B valuation. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $147.27. About 569,316 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 8.76% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.79% the S&P500.

Smith Asset Management Group Lp increased Take (TTWO) stake by 20.72% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Smith Asset Management Group Lp acquired 102,748 shares as Take (TTWO)’s stock declined 10.17%. The Smith Asset Management Group Lp holds 598,561 shares with $65.96 million value, up from 495,813 last quarter. Take now has $11.56 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.72% or $2.68 during the last trading session, reaching $101.15. About 786,943 shares traded. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) has risen 67.39% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.84% the S&P500.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 4 buys, and 2 sales for $294.14 million activity. Inchaustegui Roberto sold $659,683 worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Wednesday, March 14. ETTINGER JEFFREY M bought $860,301 worth of stock or 6,400 shares. GATES WILLIAM H III also bought $176.96M worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) 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 firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, June 5 by Jefferies. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 18. Barclays Capital maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Wednesday, November 1 with “Overweight” rating. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, February 24 with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 14 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 31 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by Citigroup. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, August 26.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It worsened, 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. Bank & Trust Of Mellon holds 0.07% or 2.07 million shares. Sei Investments owns 186,617 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Gould Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Ca has invested 0.22% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Group owns 115,519 shares. Ing Groep Nv holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 6,777 shares. M&R Cap Mgmt accumulated 0.01% or 400 shares. Cetera Advisor Network Lc holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 5,052 shares. Altfest L J & has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Bradley Foster Sargent Ct invested in 0.24% or 48,942 shares. Morgan Stanley has 0.07% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 1.92 million shares. Hemenway Tru Limited Liability Company invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Agf Invs Incorporated invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Reynders Mcveigh Mngmt has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Westpac, a Australia-based fund reported 16,949 shares. Hilltop stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL).

Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec decreased Xylem Inc/Ny (NYSE:XYL) stake by 5,500 shares to 4,517 valued at $308,000 in 2017Q4. It also reduced Kraft Heinz Co The stake by 207,600 shares and now owns 201,402 shares. Suncor Energie Inc (NYSE:SU) was reduced too.

Among 20 analysts covering Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Take-Two Interactive Software had 77 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 7 by BMO Capital Markets. Cowen & Co downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, October 9 report. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $116 target in Wednesday, November 8 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy”. The stock of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by Piper Jaffray. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8300 target in Wednesday, June 7 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 9 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, April 6. BMO Capital Markets maintained Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) on Monday, November 13 with “Outperform” rating.

Smith Asset Management Group Lp decreased Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) stake by 3,750 shares to 101,323 valued at $12.15M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 22,184 shares and now owns 696,983 shares. Allison Transmission Hldgs (NYSE:ALSN) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 1.18 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 45 investors sold TTWO shares while 123 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 98.01 million shares or 2.20% less from 100.22 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Raymond James Fin has 0.01% invested in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) for 7,373 shares. Marshall Wace Llp holds 0.02% in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) or 4,626 shares. Rafferty Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). 3,375 were reported by Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd. Millennium Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 0.04% or 289,996 shares. Soros Fund Mgmt has invested 0.53% in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). The Illinois-based Envestnet Asset has invested 0% in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Cipher Cap LP invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Investec Asset Mgmt Limited invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). 27,425 are owned by Sit Investment. Gsa Cap Prtn Llp reported 11,696 shares stake. Goldman Sachs Group has 0.02% invested in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) for 895,101 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt holds 0.06% in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) or 30,080 shares. Davidson Kempner Cap Management Lp holds 62,500 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. Kbc Gru Nv holds 9,513 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $48.28 million activity. Slatoff Karl sold $24.12 million worth of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) on Monday, April 2. $24.12M worth of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) was sold by ZELNICK STRAUSS on Monday, April 2. The insider Sheresky Michael sold $46,271.

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