Voya Investment Management Has Cut Its General Dynamics (GD) Holding; Sustainable Growth Advisers LP Has Upped Ecolab (ECL) Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Sustainable Growth Advisers Lp increased Ecolab Inc (ECL) stake by 1.84% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sustainable Growth Advisers Lp acquired 28,358 shares as Ecolab Inc (ECL)’s stock rose 2.53%. The Sustainable Growth Advisers Lp holds 1.57M shares with $201.94 million value, up from 1.54 million last quarter. Ecolab Inc now has $39.78 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $137.68. About 1.27M shares traded or 18.20% up from the average. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Voya Investment Management Llc decreased General Dynamics Corp (GD) stake by 5.45% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Voya Investment Management Llc sold 46,901 shares as General Dynamics Corp (GD)’s stock rose 3.60%. The Voya Investment Management Llc holds 813,931 shares with $167.33 million value, down from 860,832 last quarter. General Dynamics Corp now has $62.88B valuation. The stock increased 2.47% or $5.08 during the last trading session, reaching $210.59. About 1.89 million shares traded or 63.14% up from the average. General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) has risen 36.41% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.71% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.25, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Ci Invests Incorporated reported 107,054 shares stake. Sentinel Asset Management Inc holds 42,000 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Howland Cap Mgmt Limited Company accumulated 1.76% or 166,222 shares. Smithfield has invested 0.01% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Ww Asset Mngmt has 0.12% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 27,556 shares. Sg Americas Securities Lc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Kcm Inv Limited Liability Corp reported 104,056 shares or 0.82% of all its holdings. 25,795 were reported by Duncker Streett. Asset Mngmt invested in 0.08% or 3,623 shares. Gould Asset Mngmt Ltd Company Ca holds 0.22% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 3,810 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Da Davidson has invested 0.08% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). The North Carolina-based Sterling Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.69% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Gamble Jones Inv Counsel has 0.11% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 8,361 shares. Moreover, Fincl Advisory has 0.08% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 2,303 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Ecolab had 55 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, June 1. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Deutsche Bank. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. Barclays Capital maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Wednesday, November 1 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell” on Monday, March 14. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 2. On Wednesday, February 24 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. On Friday, October 9 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Monday, August 22 by Nomura. Jefferies maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Monday, June 5. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $13000 target.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 insider sale for $9.04 million activity. GATES WILLIAM H III had bought 75,500 shares worth $10.01 million on Thursday, August 3. 7,397 Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares with value of $966,233 were sold by HANDLEY THOMAS W.

Among 20 analysts covering General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. General Dynamics Corporation had 62 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) on Wednesday, October 25 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of GD in report on Monday, November 13 with “Underweight” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral” on Monday, May 2. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 19 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GD in report on Friday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, January 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research on Thursday, November 19 to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, July 30 report.

Voya Investment Management Llc increased Marriott Intl Inc New (NASDAQ:MAR) stake by 754,232 shares to 2.00 million valued at $220.39M in 2017Q3. It also upped Live Nation Entertainment In (NYSE:LYV) stake by 176,600 shares and now owns 228,229 shares. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 52 investors sold GD shares while 313 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 304 raised stakes. 255.81 million shares or 0.28% less from 256.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.13% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Cidel Asset Inc, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 1,955 shares. Advisor Prtn Ltd Liability Company reported 5,183 shares. Edgemoor Investment Advisors holds 1.68% of its portfolio in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 60,485 shares. Reynders Mcveigh Capital Limited Liability invested in 1,019 shares. 2,218 are owned by Davidson Investment Advsrs. Natl Planning reported 0.14% stake. Piedmont Advisors Ltd Co invested in 56,094 shares. Whittier Tru stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Tradewinds Cap Mgmt Limited Company holds 0.03% or 261 shares. Moreover, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board has 0.13% invested in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 49,492 shares. Foundry Ptnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.3% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Tru Of Virginia Va, a Virginia-based fund reported 47,079 shares. Capital Research Global Investors, California-based fund reported 17.05 million shares. Valley National Advisers Incorporated reported 0.01% of its portfolio in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD).

Analysts await General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $2.38 EPS, down 9.16% or $0.24 from last year’s $2.62 per share. GD’s profit will be $710.63 million for 22.12 P/E if the $2.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.52 actual EPS reported by General Dynamics Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.56% negative EPS growth.

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