Harvey Investment Co Has Lowered Its Ecolab (ECL) Stake as Market Value Rose; Patriot Wealth Management Stake in Apple Com (AAPL) Cut by $384,336 as Shares Declined

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Harvey Investment Co Llc decreased its stake in Ecolab Incorporated (ECL) by 4.86% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Harvey Investment Co Llc sold 2,754 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 53,875 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $7.94 million, down from 56,629 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Harvey Investment Co Llc who had been investing in Ecolab Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $50.22B market cap company. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $174.47. About 1.55 million shares traded or 39.08% up from the average. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 31.75% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.38% the S&P500. Some Historical ECL News: 08/05/2018 – Ecolab Ranks Eighth on 2018 Best Corporate Citizens List; 01/05/2018 – Ecolab Sees 12c-15c/Share in Charges for 2018; 07/03/2018 – Ecolab Sells China Industrial Phosphonate Chem Component Business; 29/05/2018 – Ecolab Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 01/05/2018 – Ecolab 1Q EPS 84c; 14/05/2018 – Ecolab Presenting at Barclays Conference Tomorrow; 17/04/2018 – Former Ecolab executive will chair Tim Pawlenty’s gubernatorial campaign in Minnesota; 19/04/2018 – ECOLAB INC ECL.N : NOMURA RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $136 FROM $125; 17/04/2018 – Seifert oversaw Ecolab’s lobbying shop; 24/05/2018 – Ecolab Establishes Food Safety Advisory Bd

Patriot Wealth Management Inc decreased its stake in Apple Inc Com (AAPL) by 2.04% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Patriot Wealth Management Inc sold 2,448 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.81% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 117,572 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $18.55M, down from 120,020 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Patriot Wealth Management Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $877.61 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.30% or $2.39 during the last trading session, reaching $186.12. About 39.04M shares traded or 12.59% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.49% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 24/04/2018 – AMS SAYS MAJOR CONSUMER CUSTOMER IS DEEMPHASISING CURRENT GENERATION OF ITS PRODUCTS IN FAVOUR OF NEXT GENERATION; 01/05/2018 – Apple Raises Dividend to 73c; 24/05/2018 – Millennials looking to pay with plastic have more options than ever. Apple, Ikea, Uber are all pushing branded cards; 14/03/2018 – France to sue Google, Apple over developer contracts – minister; 11/05/2018 – One word may explain Warren Buffett’s investment decisions on Apple and Amazon: profit; 06/03/2018 – TOKYO — Apple supplier Alps Electric says it is bringing forward its merger with subsidiary Alpine Electronics to capture synergies but the truth may be that it wants to offset a hit from poor iPhone X sales; 03/05/2018 – Apple faces these technical roadblocks in the comedown from earnings euphoria (via @TradingNation); 30/04/2018 – Apple loses top slot of India’s premium smartphone market to Samsung; 10/04/2018 – VIRNETX WINS PATENT TRIAL AGAINST APPLE OVER COMMUNICATIONS; 27/03/2018 – AAPL: First bit of software news: Apple’s releasing new versions of its iWork apps w/ support for Apple Pencil #AppleEvent – ! $AAPL

More notable recent Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Ecolab Inc. 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” on February 19, 2019, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CenturyLink, Deere, Ecolab, E*Trade, Merck, Southwest Air, S&P, Transocean, Walmart and More – 24/7 Wall St.” published on February 20, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Crown Castle: Billionaire Bill Gates Quietly Buying This Top Dividend Stock – Seeking Alpha” on February 17, 2019. More interesting news about Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Pivotal Software, Ecolab, PDC Energy, Intuitive Surgical, Ducommun, and Hurco Companies — Future Expectations, Projections Moving into 2019 – GlobeNewswire” published on February 21, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For February 20, 2019 – Benzinga” with publication date: February 20, 2019.

Harvey Investment Co Llc, which manages about $445.75M and $518.45 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wabtec Com (NYSE:WAB) by 9,220 shares to 188,790 shares, valued at $13.26M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Tjx Companies Incorporated New (NYSE:TJX) by 255,031 shares in the quarter, for a total of 515,032 shares, and has risen its stake in Procter & Gamble Co Com (NYSE:PG).

Analysts await Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $1.02 earnings per share, up 12.09% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.91 per share. ECL’s profit will be $293.61 million for 42.76 P/E if the $1.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.54 actual earnings per share reported by Ecolab Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.77% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 0.92 in 2018Q3. It is positive, as 41 investors sold ECL shares while 311 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 255 raised stakes. 210.50 million shares or 1.79% more from 206.81 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Magnetar Fincl Limited holds 4,894 shares. Natixis LP invested 0.39% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Mufg Americas Corporation holds 0.55% or 119,450 shares in its portfolio. 1,450 were reported by Chicago Equity Prtnrs Ltd Co. Washington Trust Bancorporation accumulated 1,036 shares. Brown Advisory owns 657,232 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. The California-based Montecito National Bank & has invested 0.42% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Evercore Wealth Management Ltd Liability Co holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 21,544 shares. King Luther Management Corp invested 1.14% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Prudential Public Limited Company holds 1,411 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Mgmt reported 2.1% stake. Toth Fincl Advisory Corporation has 1.99% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). 3,673 were reported by Greenleaf Trust. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). 4,328 are held by Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams.

Since November 7, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 selling transactions for $6.69 million activity. The insider MacLennan David bought 1,000 shares worth $171,050. 40,025 shares were sold by BAKER DOUGLAS M JR, worth $6.41 million.

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $902,607 activity. KONDO CHRIS had sold 3,408 shares worth $647,520 on Monday, November 19.

Patriot Wealth Management Inc, which manages about $1.25 billion and $683.17 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Mortgage Real Estate Etf by 8,137 shares to 93,088 shares, valued at $3.72M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Energy Select Sector Spdr Fund (XLE) by 110,836 shares in the quarter, for a total of 114,514 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Core Msci Total International Stock Etf (IXUS).

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $2.38 EPS, down 12.82% or $0.35 from last year’s $2.73 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $11.22 billion for 19.55 P/E if the $2.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.18 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -43.06% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Apple’s Highest-Ever EPS Shows A New Trend – Seeking Alpha” on February 25, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Camera patents, Corning flexible glass could enhance iPhones – Seeking Alpha” published on March 05, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Bearish Analyst Stephen Tusa Has a Point About GE Stock, But…. – Nasdaq” on March 15, 2019. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 02/19/2019: LDOS, ERIC, TSEM, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on February 19, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Apple: The Trade Peace Dividend – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: March 08, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.30, from 0.67 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 82 investors sold AAPL shares while 860 reduced holdings. 159 funds opened positions while 756 raised stakes. 2.83 billion shares or 5.50% more from 2.68 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Gateway Investment Advisers Limited Liability Company stated it has 3.2% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Mathes Incorporated holds 3.85% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 38,663 shares. Signalpoint Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 4.08% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 67,753 are held by Roundview Cap. Nevada-based Navellier And Associates has invested 0.27% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Citadel Ltd stated it has 2.03 million shares. Mechanics Bancshares Tru Department invested in 1.86% or 46,551 shares. 140 are owned by Weitz Mgmt Inc. Churchill Mngmt Corp holds 68,828 shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. Magellan Asset Ltd invested 6.89% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 883,595 were reported by Boston Prtn. Cap Intll Sarl owns 65,013 shares for 1.23% of their portfolio. Federated Pa owns 966,251 shares. Keystone Finance Planning Incorporated accumulated 10,834 shares. Bbt Capital Mgmt Lc holds 0.47% or 3,338 shares in its portfolio.

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