Lafleur & Godfrey Decreased Position in Ecolab Com (ECL) by $416,000 as Share Value Rose; Robinson Capital Management Lowered Its Mfs High Income Mun Tr (CXE) Stake by $1.78 Million; Valuation Rose

January 16, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Robinson Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Mfs High Income Mun Tr (CXE) by 93.64% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Robinson Capital Management Llc sold 356,201 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 24,179 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $127,000, down from 380,380 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Robinson Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Mfs High Income Mun Tr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $165.73 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $5.26. About 36,428 shares traded. MFS High Income Municipal Trust (NYSE:CXE) has declined 3.58% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.28% the S&P500.

Lafleur & Godfrey Llc decreased its stake in Ecolab Inc Com (ECL) by 2.49% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lafleur & Godfrey Llc sold 3,250 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 127,514 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.40M, down from 130,764 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lafleur & Godfrey Llc who had been investing in Ecolab Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $39.79B market cap company. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $137.71. About 463,373 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.23, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 1 investors sold CXE shares while 9 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 6 raised stakes. 2.60 million shares or 14.93% less from 3.05 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Invesco Ltd invested in 0% or 353,036 shares. Bank Of America Corp De stated it has 253,536 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Raymond James And stated it has 0% in MFS High Income Municipal Trust (NYSE:CXE). Next Financial Gp reported 2,000 shares. Laurion Cap Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 0.01% stake. Gemmer Asset Limited Liability Corp accumulated 800 shares. Commonwealth Equity Svcs holds 0% or 18,016 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James Trust Na has 10,300 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability Company holds 0.09% or 559,361 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 114,742 shares. Creative Planning reported 10,733 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in MFS High Income Municipal Trust (NYSE:CXE) for 22,134 shares. Raymond James Financial Service Advsr holds 0% or 40,060 shares in its portfolio. Ameriprise Inc owns 0% invested in MFS High Income Municipal Trust (NYSE:CXE) for 14,010 shares. 24,179 are held by Robinson Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company.

Robinson Capital Management Llc, which manages about $222.99 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Invesco Mun Opportunity Tr (VMO) by 89,473 shares to 519,307 shares, valued at $6.76M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Western Asset Emrg Mkt Debt (ESD) by 102,577 shares in the quarter, for a total of 107,577 shares, and has risen its stake in Putnam Mun Opportunities Tr (NYSE:PMO).

Since August 3, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 sale for $9.04 million activity. The insider GATES WILLIAM H III bought $10.01 million.

Analysts await Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.40 EPS, up 12.00% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.25 per share. ECL’s profit will be $404.48 million for 24.59 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.37 actual EPS reported by Ecolab Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.19% EPS growth.

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) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 15 by Citigroup. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, November 1. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of ECL in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold”. On Monday, April 18 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 1. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $126 target in Tuesday, November 3 report. Citigroup downgraded Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Friday, January 5 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, August 14. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ECL in report on Tuesday, November 7 with “Buy” rating.

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