Ecolab (ECL) to pay $0.41 on Jul 16, 2018; Rivernorth Opportunities Fund (RIV) Sellers Decreased By 1.19% Their Shorts

June 17, 2018 - By Linda Melvin

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Rivernorth Opportunities Fund Inc (NYSE:RIV) had a decrease of 1.19% in short interest. RIV’s SI was 158,300 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 1.19% from 160,200 shares previously. With 31,500 avg volume, 5 days are for Rivernorth Opportunities Fund Inc (NYSE:RIV)’s short sellers to cover RIV’s short positions. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $21.49. About 30,352 shares traded. RiverNorth Opportunities Fund, Inc. (NYSE:RIV) has 0.00% since June 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) is expected to pay $0.41 on Jul 16, 2018. (NYSE:ECL) shareholders before Jun 18, 2018 will receive the $0.41 dividend. Ecolab Inc’s current price of $146.57 translates into 0.28% yield. Ecolab Inc’s dividend has Jun 19, 2018 as record date. May 3, 2018 is the announcement. The stock increased 0.80% or $1.17 during the last trading session, reaching $146.57. About 2.30M shares traded or 84.34% up from the average. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 11.05% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.52% the S&P500. Some Historical ECL News: ; 07/03/2018 – Ecolab Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 03/04/2018 – Alcide Announces General Availability of Its Cloud-Native Security Platform to Secure Modernized Data Centers & Cloud Ops; 07/03/2018 – ECOLAB SAYS HAS RETAINED JIANGHAI’S SERVICE & FORMULATED BUSINESS; 09/05/2018 – Ecolab at Barclays Americas Select Franchise Conference May 15; 08/05/2018 – Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference for May 15, 2018; 07/03/2018 – Ecolab Sells China Industrial Phosphonate Chem Component Business; 07/03/2018 – ECOLAB INC – TERMS OF TRANSACTION WERE NOT DISCLOSED; 18/04/2018 – Ecolab Adopts Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606 Revenue from Contracts With Customers; 01/05/2018 – Ecolab 1Q Adj EPS 91c; 21/05/2018 – New Ecolab Health Department Reporting Platform Helps Foodservice Operators Proactively Manage Food Safety Risks

Among 23 analysts covering Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Ecolab has $215.0 highest and $93 lowest target. $147.37’s average target is 0.55% above currents $146.57 stock price. Ecolab had 72 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, March 24. The rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan on Friday, May 26 to “Buy”. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, March 14. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of ECL in report on Tuesday, May 1 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, August 14 by Jefferies. The stock of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 1. The firm earned “Reduce” rating on Monday, August 22 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, May 8 with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. On Tuesday, April 24 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”.

More news for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Recent Analysis Shows NuVasive, Ecolab, Roku, Northern Trust, Sea Limited, and Twenty-First Century Fox Market …” on June 15, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Honeywell, Dover among companies exiting Iran presence before sanctions” and published on June 05, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 4 buys, and 2 insider sales for $294.14 million activity. GATES WILLIAM H III bought $67.25 million worth of stock. 4,800 shares were sold by Inchaustegui Roberto, worth $652,978. Another trade for 6,400 shares valued at $860,301 was made by ETTINGER JEFFREY M on Friday, March 9.

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $42.29 billion. The firm operates through Global Industrial, Global Institutional, and Global Energy divisions. It has a 28.57 P/E ratio. The Global Industrial segment provides water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions primarily to large industrial clients within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, mining and primary metals, power generation, pulp and paper, and commercial laundry industries.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.05, from 1.02 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 45 investors sold Ecolab Inc. shares while 298 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 264 raised stakes. 211.10 million shares or 1.90% less from 215.19 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Sarasin & Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership reported 2.93% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Cibc Ww holds 39,657 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru has invested 0.13% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Granite Invest Prtnrs Limited Liability Company stated it has 88,463 shares. Massachusetts Service Ma has 2.02M shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Sg Americas Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 13,173 shares. Nuwave Inv Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.03% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Vanguard Group Inc owns 21.52 million shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi holds 0.12% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) or 75,622 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Birch Hill Investment Ltd Company stated it has 3.35% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Front Barnett Assoc Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0.18% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 7,810 shares. Fuller And Thaler Asset Management reported 0.05% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Tdam Usa invested in 0.52% or 62,211 shares. Dubuque Savings Bank Company accumulated 24,788 shares.

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