As Apple (AAPL) Share Value Declined, Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group Has Increased Its Stake; Ecolab (ECL) Shareholder Df Dent & Co Cut Holding by $20.53 Million as Stock Price Rose

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Df Dent & Co Inc decreased its stake in Ecolab Inc (ECL) by 10.66% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Df Dent & Co Inc sold 139,643 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.17 million shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $172.52 million, down from 1.31M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Df Dent & Co Inc who had been investing in Ecolab Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $50.11B market cap company. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $174.08. About 329,018 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 31.75% since March 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.38% the S&P500. Some Historical ECL News: 19/04/2018 – ECOLAB INC ECL.N : NOMURA RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $136 FROM $125; 01/05/2018 – Ecolab First Quarter Reported Diluted EPS $0.84 Adjusted Diluted EPS $0.91, +14%; Raised Full Year 2018 Adjusted Diluted EPS; 17/04/2018 – Seifert oversaw Ecolab’s lobbying shop; 09/03/2018 – ECOLAB TOP HOLDER CASCADE BOOSTED STAKE TO 11.6%; 30/05/2018 – Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference for June 5, 2018; 18/04/2018 – Ecolab Adopts Accounting Standard Related to Presentation of Components of Net Periodic Benefit Costs for Pension and Other Post-Retirement Benefits; 02/05/2018 – Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference for May 9, 2018; 07/03/2018 – ECOLAB SAYS HAS RETAINED JIANGHAI’S SERVICE & FORMULATED BUSINESS; 28/03/2018 – ECOLAB INC ECL.N : BMO STARTS WITH MARKET PERFORM AND $151 TARGET PRICE; 07/03/2018 – ECOLAB – SOLD PHOSPHONATE COMPONENT BUSINESS IN CHINA TO ITALMATCH CHEMICALS SPA

Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group Llc increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 41.17% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group Llc bought 5,911 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.81% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 20,270 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $3.20M, up from 14,359 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $868.65B market cap company. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $184.22. About 8.44 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.49% since March 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 17/04/2018 – Tech Today: Apple’s Low-Profit Services, Souring on Facebook, Tesla Hits Pause — Barron’s Blog; 17/04/2018 – Regina Leader: Apple planning a news subscription service similar to Apple Music; 04/05/2018 – Buffett says Berkshire has ended a difficult chapter in its investment in IBM while ramping up its stake in Apple; 07/03/2018 – Friends Fun Wine Captures The Taste Buds Of Americans And Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple With Its New Miami-Inspired Fun Win; 11/05/2018 – AAPL: New – researcher finds evidence North Korean hackers are developing iPhone spyware. It comes in the form of trojanized MDM apparently. And requires the iPhone to be jailbroken. Fun; 30/03/2018 – Japan Display to raise $500m to supply key customer Apple; 23/03/2018 – Goldman Chosen to Help Manage Apple’s Tax Billions for Ireland; 12/03/2018 – Apple is buying Texture, the digital magazine distributor; 25/04/2018 – Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet Donald Trump today; 26/04/2018 – MILLENNIUM SERVICES GROUP LTD MIL.AX – SIGNED MULTI-LOCATION CONTRACT WITH APPLE TO PROVIDE CLEANING & HYGIENE SERVICES TO 15 APPLE STORES

Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group Llc, which manages about $184.50 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Ftse All World Ex U (VEU) by 52,070 shares to 126,081 shares, valued at $5.75 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr S & P Mid (MDY) by 1,208 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 18,386 shares, and cut its stake in Pimco Total Return Etf (BOND).

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Technology Sector Update for 03/15/2019: VUZI, AVGO, ORCL, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” on March 15, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Fast Growth For This Fintech ETF (NYSE:ARKF)(NYSE:SQ)(NASDAQ:AAPL) – Benzinga” published on March 13, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Noteworthy ETF Outflows: QQQ, MSFT, AAPL, INTC – Nasdaq” on March 13, 2019. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: AMZN, AAPL, BKNG – Nasdaq” published on March 11, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Apple’s software hiring shows Services push – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: March 04, 2019.

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $902,607 activity. The insider LEVINSON ARTHUR D sold 1,521 shares worth $255,087.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.30, from 0.67 in 2018Q3. It increased, as 82 investors sold AAPL shares while 860 reduced holdings. 159 funds opened positions while 756 raised stakes. 2.83 billion shares or 5.50% more from 2.68 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Edgewood Limited Com owns 159,890 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Company holds 0.81% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 3.28M shares. Golub Grp Inc Inc Lc reported 3.82% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Bamco Ny reported 0.03% stake. 1.13 million are owned by Norinchukin Bancorp The. Choate has invested 0.89% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Partnervest Advisory Svcs Limited Liability Corp owns 1.52% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 20,011 shares. International holds 4.53M shares or 0.36% of its portfolio. Northwest Invest Counselors Limited Liability Corp stated it has 1.39% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Utah Retirement accumulated 897,995 shares. Davidson Advsrs owns 188,088 shares or 3.44% of their US portfolio. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Limited Liability reported 0% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Moreover, King Wealth has 2.43% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 42,504 shares. Greystone Investment Ltd Liability stated it has 3.08% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Gfs Advisors Ltd Company holds 3.9% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 92,299 shares.

Df Dent & Co Inc, which manages about $4.01 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc Cl B (BRKB) by 1,873 shares to 41,660 shares, valued at $8.51 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Qualys Inc Com (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 399,190 shares in the quarter, for a total of 526,984 shares, and has risen its stake in Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE:LOW).

Analysts await Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $1.02 earnings per share, up 12.09% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.91 per share. ECL’s profit will be $293.61 million for 42.67 P/E if the $1.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.54 actual earnings per share reported by Ecolab Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.77% negative EPS growth.

Since November 7, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 2 sales for $6.69 million activity. 1,000 shares were bought by MacLennan David, worth $171,050. BILLER LESLIE S sold $450,884 worth of stock.

More notable recent Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Crown Castle: Billionaire Bill Gates Quietly Buying This Top Dividend Stock – Seeking Alpha” on February 17, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Earnings Scheduled For February 19, 2019 – Benzinga” published on February 19, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ecolab Inc. 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” on February 19, 2019. More interesting news about Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CenturyLink, Deere, Ecolab, E*Trade, Merck, Southwest Air, S&P, Transocean, Walmart and More – 24/7 Wall St.” published on February 20, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Pivotal Software, Ecolab, PDC Energy, Intuitive Surgical, Ducommun, and Hurco Companies — Future Expectations, Projections Moving into 2019 – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: February 21, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 0.92 in 2018Q3. It increased, as 41 investors sold ECL shares while 311 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 255 raised stakes. 210.50 million shares or 1.79% more from 206.81 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Notis invested in 9,425 shares. Amica Mutual Insurance holds 0.16% or 8,420 shares. Moreover, Oakworth Capital has 0.01% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 337 shares. Bancorp Of America Corporation De holds 4.45 million shares. Citadel Advsr Lc stated it has 0% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Tocqueville Asset Limited Partnership holds 10,315 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. First Personal has 58 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 2,912 were reported by Bluemountain Ltd Liability Corporation. Bankshares Of Hawaii invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Plante Moran Advisors Lc invested in 0.02% or 420 shares. Kelly Lawrence W & Assoc Incorporated Ca accumulated 0.02% or 600 shares. Old Bank & Trust In holds 5,772 shares. Ruggie Capital invested in 203 shares. Hanson Mcclain holds 203 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Exane Derivatives holds 0% or 705 shares.

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