Kornitzer Capital Management Raised Acuity Brands (AYI) Holding By $3.71 Million; J Goldman & Company LP Has Boosted Its Ecolab (Call) (ECL) Holding

November 8, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

J Goldman & Company Lp increased Ecolab Inc (Call) (ECL) stake by 50% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. J Goldman & Company Lp acquired 30,000 shares as Ecolab Inc (Call) (ECL)’s stock rose 2.53%. The J Goldman & Company Lp holds 90,000 shares with $11.95 million value, up from 60,000 last quarter. Ecolab Inc (Call) now has $37.67B valuation. The stock declined 0.44% or $0.58 reaching $130.37 on the news. About 619,033 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since November 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Kornitzer Capital Management Inc increased Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) stake by 15.33% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc acquired 18,267 shares as Acuity Brands Inc (AYI)’s stock declined 23.17%. The Kornitzer Capital Management Inc holds 137,443 shares with $27.94 million value, up from 119,176 last quarter. Acuity Brands Inc now has $6.66B valuation. The stock declined 1.16% or $1.86 reaching $158.17 on the news. About 661,369 shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 31.18% since November 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 47.88% the S&P500.

J Goldman & Company Lp decreased Overstock Com Inc Del (Call) (NASDAQ:OSTK) stake by 505,719 shares to 125,000 valued at $2.04M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Eldorado Resorts Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:ERI) stake by 424,125 shares and now owns 40,000 shares. Air Prods & Chems Inc (NYSE:APD) was reduced too.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $5.90 million activity. On Wednesday, May 17 Beck Christophe sold $884,565 worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) or 6,959 shares. Shares for $133,522 were sold by LAVANDIER BRUNO. Taylor Stephen M also sold $3.08 million worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares. $1.80 million worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) was sold by Hickey Michael A on Tuesday, May 30.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 42 investors sold ECL shares while 306 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 211.02 million shares or 0.62% less from 212.33 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. First Comml Bank owns 0.87% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 38,077 shares. Badgley Phelps Bell reported 1% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Raymond James & Associates has invested 0.05% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Thrivent For Lutherans reported 167,270 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited reported 0.18% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). American Asset Management stated it has 12,458 shares. Piedmont Invest Advisors Lc reported 54,871 shares. Da Davidson holds 0.08% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) or 28,148 shares. Stratos Wealth Prns Limited invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) holds 15 shares. Pggm Invests, a Netherlands-based fund reported 564,706 shares. Bridges Investment Counsel invested in 16,500 shares or 0.5% of the stock. Mountain Pacific Inv Advisers Id reported 147,530 shares stake. Maryland-based Carderock Cap Mgmt Inc has invested 2.28% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Hightower Advisors Ltd Company owns 0.04% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 33,035 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Ecolab had 53 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight” on Tuesday, November 3. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, August 1, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. On Wednesday, February 24 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, March 24 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, June 5 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of ECL in report on Tuesday, October 31 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 27. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of ECL in report on Monday, October 19 to “Hold” rating.

Kornitzer Capital Management Inc decreased Conocophillips (NYSE:COP) stake by 14,050 shares to 828,490 valued at $36.42 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced General Dynamics Corp (NYSE:GD) stake by 2,440 shares and now owns 179,858 shares. Ichor Holdings Ltd was reduced too.

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