Nuance Investments Upped Its Ecolab (ECL) Holding; FLEXPOINT SENSOR SYSTEMS (FLXT) SI Decreased By 95.82%

January 18, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

FLEXPOINT SENSOR SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:FLXT) had a decrease of 95.82% in short interest. FLXT’s SI was 4,000 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 95.82% from 95,800 shares previously. The stock decreased 6.30% or $0.004652 during the last trading session, reaching $0.069148. About 69,267 shares traded. Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (OTCMKTS:FLXT) has 0.00% since January 18, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Nuance Investments Llc increased Ecolab Inc (ECL) stake by 125.9% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Nuance Investments Llc acquired 28,969 shares as Ecolab Inc (ECL)’s stock rose 2.53%. The Nuance Investments Llc holds 51,978 shares with $6.69 million value, up from 23,009 last quarter. Ecolab Inc now has $39.90B valuation. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $138.11. About 178,347 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. designs, engineers, makes, and sells bend sensor technology and products using its patented Bend Sensor flexible potentiometer technology. The company has market cap of $5.42 million. The companyÂ’s Bend Sensor technology is a flexible potentiometer bend sensor product consisting of a coated substrate, such as plastic that changes electrical conductivity as it is bent in a consistent manner. It currently has negative earnings. It provides various products for automotive industry applications, including horn switches, seat belt reminders, braking systems, and emergency vehicles.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.25, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. San Francisco Sentry Inv Group Inc (Ca) holds 0.11% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) or 2,622 shares. Df Dent And Co invested in 1.20 million shares. Moreover, Wcm Inv Mgmt Ca has 0.79% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 488,795 shares. Koch stated it has 1,986 shares. Toth Advisory Corporation reported 50,544 shares. Ngam Limited Partnership owns 0.14% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 101,785 shares. Panagora Asset Management reported 23,490 shares. 12,000 were reported by Cornerstone Advsrs Inc. 10,166 are held by Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mngmt Gp Lc. Mar Vista Prns Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 3.41% or 638,668 shares. Hikari Limited holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 2,100 shares. 1,747 are held by Quantum Management. Paloma Prtn Management has invested 0.02% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Veritas Investment Limited Liability Partnership reported 710 shares. Intact Investment Mngmt, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 2,200 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. Citigroup maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Friday, July 15. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $127 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, August 26. The rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Thursday, March 24. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, September 6. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Nomura on Tuesday, September 12. Barclays Capital maintained Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Wednesday, November 1 with “Overweight” rating. Nomura upgraded Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) rating on Monday, April 3. Nomura has “Neutral” rating and $118 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 1 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, April 18 by Citigroup.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 1 insider sale for $9.04 million activity. GATES WILLIAM H III also bought $10.01M worth of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) on Thursday, August 3. HANDLEY THOMAS W sold $966,233 worth of stock or 7,397 shares.

Nuance Investments Llc decreased Fluor Corp New (NYSE:FLR) stake by 45,967 shares to 86,455 valued at $3.64M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Heartland Express Inc (NASDAQ:HTLD) stake by 1.20 million shares and now owns 1.47M shares. National Fuel Gas Co N J (NYSE:NFG) was reduced too.

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