First Long Island Investors Upped By $450,508 Its Ecolab Com (ECL) Position; Exelon (EXC) Shorts Decreased By 23.27%

May 25, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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First Long Island Investors Llc increased Ecolab Inc Com (ECL) stake by 4.33% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. First Long Island Investors Llc acquired 3,362 shares as Ecolab Inc Com (ECL)’s stock rose 0.75%. The First Long Island Investors Llc holds 81,093 shares with $10.88 million value, up from 77,731 last quarter. Ecolab Inc Com now has $41.77B valuation. The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $144.78. About 258,913 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 8.76% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.79% the S&P500.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) had a decrease of 23.27% in short interest. EXC’s SI was 20.01M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 23.27% from 26.08 million shares previously. With 6.88 million avg volume, 3 days are for Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC)’s short sellers to cover EXC’s short positions. The SI to Exelon Corporation’s float is 2.09%. The stock increased 0.79% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $40.85. About 1.45 million shares traded. Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) has risen 7.34% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.21% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Ecolab had 72 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of ECL in report on Wednesday, February 24 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, August 14. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, November 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 11. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 23. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, May 2 by J.P. Morgan. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, April 3 by Nomura. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, May 26 by J.P. Morgan. Macquarie Research initiated Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Friday, August 26 with “Outperform” rating.

First Long Island Investors Llc decreased Adobe Sys Inc Com (NASDAQ:ADBE) stake by 5,016 shares to 115,016 valued at $20.16M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Illinois Tool Works Inc (NYSE:ITW) stake by 5,005 shares and now owns 97,835 shares. Paypal Holdings Inc. was reduced too.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 4 buys, and 2 insider sales for $294.14 million activity. GATES WILLIAM H III bought $50.38M worth of stock or 369,000 shares. $659,683 worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares were sold by Inchaustegui Roberto. ETTINGER JEFFREY M also bought $860,301 worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares.

More recent Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Ecolab (ECL) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 01, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Ecolab Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 01, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “ServiceMaster A Leader In ‘Recession-Resistant’ Pest Control, Buckingham Says In Positive Initiation” with publication date: May 10, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.17, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It dropped, 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. Hanson Mcclain, a California-based fund reported 236 shares. Jensen Investment Mngmt holds 4.34% or 2.53 million shares. Moreover, Swedbank has 0.8% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 1.11 million shares. Moreover, Sphera Funds has 0.03% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Moreover, Northstar Group has 0.77% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Ironwood Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Co invested in 2,853 shares or 0.27% of the stock. S&Co Inc owns 235,849 shares. Synovus Fin has invested 0.11% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Enterprise Financial invested in 0.02% or 373 shares. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Limited Liability accumulated 0.11% or 15,003 shares. South State invested in 7,795 shares. Bryn Mawr Trust Communications stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Schaper Benz And Wise Inv Counsel Wi holds 47,347 shares. Welch And Forbes stated it has 391,890 shares or 1.4% of all its holdings. Reilly Financial Advsrs Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL).

Another recent and important Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Bloomberg: New Jersey governor set to sign nuclear bailout bill” on May 23, 2018.

Among 22 analysts covering Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Exelon Corporation had 80 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Guggenheim downgraded the shares of EXC in report on Tuesday, August 25 to “Buy” rating. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $32.0 target in Wednesday, August 26 report. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of EXC in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 10 by Jefferies. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of EXC in report on Thursday, February 4 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 20 with “Sell”. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Monday, February 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 27 by Citigroup. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of EXC in report on Friday, September 8 with “Equal-Weight” rating.

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $39.44 billion. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, wind, hydroelectric, and solar generating facilities. It has a 10.29 P/E ratio. The firm also sells renewable energy and other energy-related services and products; and sells electricity and natural gas to wholesale and retail customers.

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