Chesley Taft & Associates Lowered By $386,590 Its Ecolab (ECL) Position; Nuveen Select Maturities Municipal Fund (NIM) Sentiment Is 1.56

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Nuveen Select Maturities Municipal Fund (NIM) investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.65, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. The ratio increased, as 14 investment managers increased or opened new holdings, while 9 sold and reduced equity positions in Nuveen Select Maturities Municipal Fund. The investment managers in our database now have: 1.17 million shares, up from 1.14 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Nuveen Select Maturities Municipal Fund in top ten holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 3 Reduced: 6 Increased: 6 New Position: 8.

Chesley Taft & Associates Llc decreased Ecolab Inc. (ECL) stake by 2.53% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Chesley Taft & Associates Llc sold 2,885 shares as Ecolab Inc. (ECL)’s stock rose 0.75%. The Chesley Taft & Associates Llc holds 111,202 shares with $14.92 million value, down from 114,087 last quarter. Ecolab Inc. now has $40.56 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.70% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $140.65. About 1.05 million shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 8.76% since April 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.79% the S&P500.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 4 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $294.14 million activity. $659,683 worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares were sold by Inchaustegui Roberto. GATES WILLIAM H III bought $67.25M worth of stock. ETTINGER JEFFREY M also bought $860,301 worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Friday, March 9.

Analysts await Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.88 EPS, up 10.00% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.8 per share. ECL’s profit will be $253.75M for 39.96 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.39 actual EPS reported by Ecolab Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -36.69% negative EPS growth.

Chesley Taft & Associates Llc increased S&P Global Inc. stake by 3,420 shares to 9,285 valued at $1.57M in 2017Q4. It also upped Paypal Holdings Inc. stake by 17,350 shares and now owns 24,350 shares. Vanguard Msci Eafe (VEA) was raised too.

Among 23 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Ecolab had 64 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 12 by Nomura. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. Canaccord Genuity maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Tuesday, January 19. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $115.0 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, April 18 by Citigroup. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of ECL in report on Friday, August 26 with “Outperform” rating. Credit Suisse reinitiated it with “Neutral” rating and $109 target in Thursday, March 24 report. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, October 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It worsened, 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. Vontobel Asset Management Inc has 156,952 shares. Parametric Port Associates Lc accumulated 0.13% or 980,774 shares. Rbo & Company Limited Liability reported 3,307 shares. Lincoln holds 0.01% or 1,988 shares. Exane Derivatives holds 0.02% or 804 shares in its portfolio. Barclays Public Ltd Llc stated it has 1.16M shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Boothbay Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 1,850 shares. Toth Fin Advisory stated it has 1.62% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Zeke Cap Limited Co holds 29,309 shares or 0.41% of its portfolio. Advsrs Asset Management invested in 26,753 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Vigilant Limited Liability Company holds 1.25% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 70,600 shares. Principal Fincl Grp stated it has 1.32M shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Sky Investment Group holds 20,502 shares or 1.08% of its portfolio. Atlanta Capital Mgmt Company L L C owns 703,205 shares for 0.5% of their portfolio. Westpac holds 16,949 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio.

The stock increased 1.14% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $9.8. About 37,543 shares traded or 26.06% up from the average. Nuveen Select Maturities Munici (NIM) has declined 3.31% since April 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.86% the S&P500.

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