Mondrian Investment Partners LTD Has Decreased Its Us Ecology (ECOL) Stake; 1 Bullish Analysts Covering Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (DCOM)

June 14, 2018 - By Sheldon Barnett

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Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd decreased Us Ecology (ECOL) stake by 11.87% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd sold 11,007 shares as Us Ecology (ECOL)’s stock rose 7.92%. The Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd holds 81,712 shares with $4.36 million value, down from 92,719 last quarter. Us Ecology now has $1.36B valuation. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $62.05. About 32,128 shares traded. US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) has risen 18.15% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.58% the S&P500. Some Historical ECOL News: ; 03/05/2018 – US ECOLOGY INC ECOL.O FY2018 SHR VIEW $2.22 — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 03/05/2018 – US Ecology 1Q Adj EPS 36c; 03/05/2018 – US ECOLOGY 1Q ADJ EPS 36C, EST. 33C; 03/05/2018 – US Ecology Sees 2018 Net $48.4M-Net $52.6M; 03/05/2018 – US Ecology 1Q Rev $120.1M; 02/04/2018 – US Ecology Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.18 Per Share; 03/05/2018 – US ECOLOGY SEES FY EPS $2.15 TO $2.34, EST. $2.20; 29/05/2018 – US Ecology Board Reaffirms Capital Allocation Strategy; 03/05/2018 – US ECOLOGY 1Q REV. $120.1M, EST. $114.5M; 29/05/2018 – US ECOLOGY INC – REAFFIRMED COMMITMENT TO QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.18 PER SHARE FOR 2018

Among 6 analysts covering Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Dime Community Bancshares had 23 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by Barclays Capital. Sandler O’Neill maintained the shares of DCOM in report on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, September 16 with “Neutral”. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was downgraded by PiperJaffray. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Tuesday, December 6 by Barclays Capital. As per Monday, February 26, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. See Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM) latest ratings:

26/03/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy New Target: $22.0000 Maintain
26/02/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $20.0 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $20.5 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $21.5 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy New Target: $23.0 Maintain
09/01/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $24.5 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Sell New Target: $22.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $25.5 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.075 during the last trading session, reaching $19.825. About 95,754 shares traded. Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM) has risen 4.91% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.66% the S&P500. Some Historical DCOM News: ; 26/04/2018 – DIME COMMUNITY 1Q NET INTEREST MARGIN 2.47%, EST. 2.45%; 15/05/2018 – Basswood Capital Management Buys 2.2% of Dime Community; 05/04/2018 – Dime Community Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 26/04/2018 – DIME COMMUNITY 1Q ADJ EPS 36C; 26/04/2018 – DIME COMMUNITY 1Q ADJ EPS 36C, EST. 35C; 26/04/2018 – DIME COMMUNITY 1Q EPS 39C; 22/03/2018 Fitch Affirms Dime Community Bancshares, Inc.’s Ratings at ‘BBB’/’F2’; Outlook Stable; 22/03/2018 – DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES OUTLOOK STABLE BY FITCH

Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. operates as the unitary savings bank holding firm for Dime Community Bank that provides financial services and loans for housing in New York. The company has market cap of $744.85 million. It accepts deposit products, such as savings, money market, and interest bearing and non-interest bearing checking accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 14.37 P/E ratio. The firm also offers multifamily residential and commercial real estate loans; small investment property loans; one- to four-family residential and condominium/cooperative apartment loans; home equity and improvement loans; equity lines of credit on multifamily residential and commercial real estate loans; and commercial and industrial loans, including acquisition, land development and construction loans, finance loans and leases, and small business administration loans.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.25, from 1.2 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 7 investors sold Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. shares while 40 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 25.98 million shares or 8.12% more from 24.03 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Ls Invest Advisors Ltd Liability owns 0% invested in Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM) for 972 shares. Prelude Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 5,460 shares. Arizona-based Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.01% in Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys reported 13,600 shares. Federated Incorporated Pa reported 9,427 shares stake. Smithfield Tru invested in 0% or 220 shares. Utd Services Automobile Association holds 103,346 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 75,931 were reported by Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Lc. Massachusetts-based Polaris Mgmt Llc has invested 0.88% in Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM). Legal And General Gru Plc holds 0% in Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM) or 66,937 shares. Aqr Capital Management Limited Com holds 0.01% or 275,307 shares. Highlander Capital Mngmt Ltd holds 0.07% or 6,813 shares in its portfolio. Goldman Sachs Grp invested 0% of its portfolio in Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM). Clarivest Asset Mgmt Ltd Company owns 285,535 shares. Hgk Asset Management Inc has invested 0.04% in Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM).

Since January 31, 2018, it had 4 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $953,554 activity. DEVINE MICHAEL P sold 6,451 shares worth $124,327. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $192,058 was made by COHN STEVEN D on Friday, February 2. $192,815 worth of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM) shares were sold by Williams Omer SJ. The insider MAHON KENNETH J sold $182,607. On Monday, February 26 the insider STEIN KEVIN bought $9,245. Lubow Stuart H bought $44,275 worth of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM) on Thursday, February 1. Rizzo James L. also sold $25,637 worth of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM) shares.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $3.69 million activity. $176,850 worth of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) shares were sold by ROMANO STEPHEN A. $208,242 worth of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) shares were sold by WELLING STEVEN D. 4,000 shares were sold by Bell Simon G, worth $222,800 on Friday, March 9. The insider Feeler Jeffrey R sold $1.36M. Another trade for 1,500 shares valued at $88,500 was made by Fox Daniel on Wednesday, May 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.45 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.18, from 1.63 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 8 investors sold ECOL shares while 36 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 18.20 million shares or 2.34% more from 17.78 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0% in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Atlanta Cap L L C, a Georgia-based fund reported 412,566 shares. Victory Cap Mngmt reported 4,668 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.01% in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Sei Investments Company accumulated 2,730 shares. First Mercantile Co holds 0.02% or 2,240 shares in its portfolio. Northern Tru Corp stated it has 312,561 shares or 0% of all its holdings. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 0% or 12,954 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Comm has 0% invested in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) for 288 shares. Advisors Asset Mgmt has 0% invested in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) for 22 shares. Paloma Partners invested 0.01% in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Bancorporation Of Montreal Can invested 0% of its portfolio in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Thrivent Financial For Lutherans reported 0% of its portfolio in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). American International Gru Inc invested in 13,971 shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas has 0% invested in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) for 4,836 shares.

Analysts await US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, up 39.47% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.38 per share. ECOL’s profit will be $11.62 million for 29.27 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.36 actual earnings per share reported by US Ecology, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 47.22% EPS growth.

Another recent and important US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “US Ecology Board Reaffirms Capital Allocation Strategy” on May 29, 2018.

Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd increased Taiwansmc Adr (NYSE:TSM) stake by 163,796 shares to 6.56M valued at $252.38 million in 2018Q1. It also upped Chinamobileadr (NYSE:CHL) stake by 91,000 shares and now owns 1.06M shares. Graco (NYSE:GGG) was raised too.

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