State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Increased Its Ecolab (ECL) Position; Security National Bank Of Sioux City Iowa Has Trimmed Its Stake in Exxon Mobil (XOM) by $318,330 as Stock Price Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company increased its stake in Ecolab Inc (ECL) by 19.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company bought 6,834 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 42,405 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.45M, up from 35,571 at the end of the previous reported quarter. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company who had been investing in Ecolab Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $37.50 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $129.8. About 1.34 million shares traded or 5.80% up from the average. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Security National Bank Of Sioux City Iowa decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 8.55% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Security National Bank Of Sioux City Iowa sold 3,930 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 42,029 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.45M, down from 45,959 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Security National Bank Of Sioux City Iowa who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $323.97 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $76.46. About 17.19M shares traded or 33.17% up from the average. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. 2.13 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.12 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The California-based Litman Gregory Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.06% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.92% or 2.21 million shares. Raab Moskowitz Asset Ltd Liability Com owns 46,296 shares or 1.86% of their US portfolio. 5,806 were accumulated by Cornerstone Inc. The New York-based Klingenstein Fields & Ltd Llc has invested 0.48% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Guardian Mgmt, California-based fund reported 34,234 shares. Van Strum And Towne stated it has 36,889 shares. Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors Ltd Llc has 4,177 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Efg Asset Management (Americas) has invested 0.38% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Sterling Capital Management Ltd Company invested in 0.11% or 144,134 shares. Acadian Asset Management Limited Liability Corp has 491,289 shares. Pennsylvania-based Gardner Russo Gardner Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.09% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Welch Grp holds 3.1% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 225,821 shares. Tudor Invest Corp Et Al reported 0.01% stake. Mcdaniel Terry Company holds 0.8% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 51,389 shares.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 9 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 88 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of XOM in report on Monday, June 26 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, December 2 with “Market Perform”. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, February 5 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, October 10. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Underperform” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, October 18. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, February 5 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, July 20 report. UBS maintained the shares of XOM in report on Monday, May 2 with “Neutral” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) rating on Tuesday, March 29. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $82 target.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $5.23 million activity. The insider Corson Bradley W sold $1.62M. $606,082 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) was sold by Milton Bryan W on Tuesday, December 12. Chapman Neil A sold $996,628 worth of stock or 12,000 shares. 22,656 shares were sold by Franklin Robert Stuart, worth $1.81 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.25, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Cibc Bank & Trust Usa holds 2,051 shares. 45 are owned by Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp. Franklin Street Advisors Nc reported 1,940 shares. Notis has invested 0.37% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Endurance Wealth Mngmt has invested 0.34% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Blair William Il holds 873,711 shares or 0.84% of its portfolio. Agf Invs owns 9,330 shares. Connor Clark And Lunn Invest Management Limited invested in 7,025 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Comerica Securities has invested 0.12% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Checchi Capital Advisers Limited Company, a California-based fund reported 2,456 shares. Moreover, Goldman Sachs Group has 0.03% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Sit Invest Assoc reported 100,100 shares. Highland Cap Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 2,882 shares in its portfolio. Greenleaf invested in 0% or 335 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 271,993 shares.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $966,233 activity.

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