As Ecolab (ECL) Stock Rose, Sand Hill Global Advisors Has Raised Position by $369,489; As Jpmorgan Chase & Co (JPM) Shares Declined, Shareholder Temasek Holdings Private LTD Has Decreased Its Holding by $10.68 Million

August 12, 2018 - By Pearl Odom

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Temasek Holdings Private Ltd decreased its stake in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (JPM) by 55.61% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Temasek Holdings Private Ltd sold 98,005 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.83% with the market. The institutional investor held 78,220 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $8.60 million, down from 176,225 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Temasek Holdings Private Ltd who had been investing in Jpmorgan Chase & Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $388.90 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.98% or $1.15 during the last trading session, reaching $115.73. About 12.63M shares traded. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) has risen 29.65% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.08% the S&P500. Some Historical JPM News: 28/05/2018 – U.S. Loan Issuance Down 14% in 2018, JP Morgan Leads; 26/03/2018 – J.P. Morgan customers will now be able to ask Alexa for the firm’s research reports, according to a report; 10/04/2018 – PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS INC PCRX.O : JP MORGAN RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $43 FROM $40; 08/03/2018 – WILLIAM DEMANT WDH.CO : JP MORGAN RAISES TARGET PRICE TO DKK 192 FROM DKK 171; 02/04/2018 – FITCH SEES TO RATE J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE TRUST 2018-2; PRESALE; 23/05/2018 – GE May Have To Cut Its Dividend Further To Raise Capital: JPMorgan; 27/04/2018 – KINIKSA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD SAYS GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC, J.P. MORGAN, JMP SECURITIES ARE AMONG UNDERWRITERS TO IPO; 14/05/2018 – Akamai Presenting at JPMorgan Conference Tomorrow; 08/05/2018 – Stitch Fix Presenting at JPMorgan Conference May 16; 27/03/2018 – DINO POLSKA SA DNP.WA : JP MORGAN RAISES TARGET PRICE TO PLN 105 FROM PLN 103

Sand Hill Global Advisors Llc increased its stake in Ecolab Inc (ECL) by 134.85% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sand Hill Global Advisors Llc bought 2,697 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.64% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 4,697 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $644,000, up from 2,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sand Hill Global Advisors Llc who had been investing in Ecolab Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.43B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.66% or $0.98 during the last trading session, reaching $146.86. About 838,348 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 11.05% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.52% the S&P500.

Analysts await JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to report earnings on October, 11. They expect $2.28 EPS, up 29.55% or $0.52 from last year’s $1.76 per share. JPM’s profit will be $7.66 billion for 12.69 P/E if the $2.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.29 actual EPS reported by JPMorgan Chase & Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.44% negative EPS growth.

Temasek Holdings Private Ltd, which manages about $18.23 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 494,227 shares to 4.15 million shares, valued at $496.99M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Beigene Ltd by 990,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.27 million shares, and has risen its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.07, from 0.88 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 52 investors sold JPM shares while 843 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 596 raised stakes. 2.39 billion shares or 2.61% less from 2.46 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. South Street Advsrs Llc accumulated 2,462 shares. Hotchkis And Wiley Mngmt Limited reported 3.46 million shares or 1.51% of all its holdings. Zuckerman Invest Grp Limited, Illinois-based fund reported 2,816 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers holds 185,459 shares or 0.6% of its portfolio. Sva Plumb Wealth Llc accumulated 111,123 shares. Moreno Evelyn V accumulated 84,193 shares or 2.83% of the stock. Orleans Cap Management Corp La has 19,916 shares. Moreover, Kidder Stephen W has 0.16% invested in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). Hirtle Callaghan & Co Ltd Co invested 0.05% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). Woodstock has 1.04% invested in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). Cohen Capital Management reported 3.38% stake. Moreover, Inverness Counsel Limited Co has 2.78% invested in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). Illinois-based Perritt Capital Mngmt Inc has invested 0.25% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). Milestone owns 0.17% invested in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) for 9,551 shares. Oak Ridge Invs Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.05% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM).

Since April 16, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 1 sale for $14,319 activity. HOBSON MELLODY L bought $2.00 million worth of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) on Monday, April 16. Smith Gordon sold $3.50 million worth of stock or 30,725 shares.

More notable recent JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “JPMorgan: Digital Banking And Dividend Growth” on July 17, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Get into Bank Stocks Soon Because Inflation Is on the Way” published on August 09, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “JPMorgan: Leading The Pack” on July 18, 2018. More interesting news about JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “How Much Short Sellers Have Upped the Ante in Major Banks” published on August 10, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “5 Merrill Lynch Defensive Portfolio Stocks That Can Survive a Market Crash” with publication date: July 30, 2018.

Among 34 analysts covering JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), 19 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. JPMorgan Chase & Co had 122 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of JPM in report on Wednesday, December 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 13 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, January 18 by Atlantic Securities. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. On Wednesday, February 28 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 25 by Ertse Group. The stock of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) earned “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein on Tuesday, August 16. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, July 16 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) rating on Friday, August 18. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $95.0 target. Goldman Sachs maintained JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) on Thursday, April 14 with “Neutral” rating.

Sand Hill Global Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.31B and $103.56M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (IWD) by 582,146 shares to 62,918 shares, valued at $7.55M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) by 69,577 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6,397 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VNQ).

More important recent Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Ecolab updates guidance” on July 31, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Ecolab Inc. 2018 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides”, Benzinga.com published: “Ecolab’s Earnings Preview” on July 30, 2018. More interesting news about Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Ecolab (ECL) Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: July 31, 2018.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 4 buys, and 2 sales for $294.14 million activity. Another trade for 491,499 shares valued at $67.25M was bought by GATES WILLIAM H III. ETTINGER JEFFREY M had bought 6,400 shares worth $860,301.

Among 23 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Ecolab had 78 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of ECL in report on Tuesday, August 7 with “Outperform” rating. The company was downgraded on Friday, June 22 by JP Morgan. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, February 22 by Longbow. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, October 31 with “Hold”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, January 19. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of ECL in report on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Tuesday, May 1. J.P. Morgan downgraded Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Friday, June 22. J.P. Morgan has “Sell” rating and $13500 target. As per Wednesday, August 1, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan.

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