PowerShares Water Resources ETF
Green Bond Drivers: The Same as Conventional Bonds
Green bonds are used by organizations worldwide to fund environmentally sustainable projects such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean water.
Ecolab Declares a Dividend of $0.37 per Share
Price movement Ecolab (ECL) has a market cap of $35.4 billion. It rose 0.67% to close at $119.61 per share on December 8, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 0.95%, 5.3%, and 5.5%, respectively, on the same day. ECL is trading 3.0% above its 20-day moving average, 2.7% above […]
Why Are Water ETFs Yielding More than Water Utilities?
Water utility ETFs (exchange-traded funds) yield approximately 100–150 basis points more than what water utility companies yield.
Investing in Environmental, Social, and Governance ETFs
Some stock indexes have taken into consideration ESG (environmental, social, and governance) criteria, applying the methods outlined in the previous article to tackle ESG issues.
What to Take from the Enhanced Analytics Initiative
The onValues report on behalf of the Enhanced Analytics Initiative made several conclusions regarding the progress of its understanding of environmental, social, and governance criteria.
What Does American Water Works’ Leverage Indicate?
American Water Works’ debt-to-equity ratio has stayed in the range of 1.2x–1.4x. Stable debt-to-equity is usually considered a sign of financial discipline.
What Does Declining Water Usage Mean for Water Utilities?
Increasing efficiency with water has been a major reason behind falling water usage. Between 2005 and 2010, total water usage in the US fell by ~13%.
What Do Overvalued Water Utilities Indicate?
Given the sharp rally during the past six months, major water utilities are trading at huge premiums compared to their historical valuation multiples.
Water, Hygiene Spaces Paid Off for Ecolab in 2Q16
Ecolab (ECL) has a market cap of $36.3 billion. It rose by 3.5% to close at $122.81 per share on August 2, 2016.
Ecolab Invests in Aquatech International to Improve Processes
Ecolab fell by 0.26% to close at $120.95 per share on July 15, 2016. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 1.5%, 2.3%, and 6.4%, respectively.
What Do Institutional Investors Think about American Water Works?
Institutional investors increased their positions in American Water Works (AWK) in 2Q16 as compared to where they stood on March 31, 2016.
What Does Falling Water Usage Mean for Water Utilities?
According to data released by the United States Geological Survey (or USGS), national water usage experienced a sharp drop between 2005 and 2010.
Exploring the Radio Frequency Technology Industry
The last couple of decades have seen unprecedented growth in innovative and improved radio frequency technologies, leading to rises in speed and accuracy.
ROP’s Second-Largest Segment: Radio Frequency Technology
In 2015, ROP’s Radio Frequency Technology segment contributed ~28.9% to its total consolidated revenue and ~30.4% to its consolidated operating profit
Roper Technologies: Recent Acquisitions That Count
Since its inception, Roper Technologies (ROP) has followed an acquisition-based growth strategy. The company has acquired over 50 companies since 1981.
Ecolab Acquires Anios and Sees Its Target Price Cut
Ecolab (ECL) has a market cap of $34.3 billion. Its stock rose by 1.3% to close at $116.79 per share on June 29, 2016.
Credit Suisse Raised Ecolab Price Target to $109 per Share
Ecolab (ECL) reported fiscal 4Q15 net sales of $3,412.0 million, a fall of 7.3% compared to net sales of $3,680.8 million in fiscal 4Q14.
Sterne Agee CRT Rated Ecolab as a ‘Buy’
Ecolab (ECL) reported fiscal 4Q15 net sales of $3,412.0 million—a fall of 7.3% compared to net sales of $3,680.8 million in fiscal 4Q14.
Why Goldman Sachs Downgraded Ecolab to ‘Sell’
Ecolab has a market cap of $30.5 billion. It fell and closed at $103.04 per share as of March 14. In fiscal 2015, it reported net sales of $13,545.1 million.
Why Barclays Reduced Ecolab’s Price Target
Ecolab (ECL) has a market cap of $30.2 billion. ECL rose by 2.0% to close at $102.13 per share as of February 24, 2016.
Ecolab Fell on the Deconsolidation of Its Venezuela Operations
Ecolab fell by 4.3% to close at $108.07 per share as of January 6, 2016. This was due to the deconsolidation of its Venezuela operations.
How Does Ecolab Compare to Its Peers?
The PowerShares Water Resource Portfolio (PHO) invests 7.5% of its holdings in Ecolab.
How Does HD Supply Holdings Compare to Its Peers?
HD Supply Holdings (HDS) has outperformed most of its peers based on PE ratio but has trailed in price-to-sales ratio.