Ecolab Company Profile (NYSE:ECL)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Rating(s), 5 Hold Rating(s), 10 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.47)
Consensus Price Target: $120.71 (0.58% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/15/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$117.00 -> $127.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/6/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/30/2016Nomura Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingSellView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/1/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$120.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/22/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/1/2016Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetBuy$129.00 -> $123.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/4/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$120.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/9/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/24/2016Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageNeutral$107.00 -> $109.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/22/2016Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageBuy$136.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/14/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.DowngradeNeutral -> SellView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/25/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetOutperform$124.00 -> $118.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/24/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$116.00 -> $110.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/30/2015William BlairReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/5/2015Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$135.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/3/2015Piper Jaffray Cos.Boost Price TargetOverweight$135.00 -> $137.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/9/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$120.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/4/2015Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$122.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/29/2015ScotiabankDowngradeSector PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/22/2014ArgusInitiated CoverageBuy$134.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/23/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
7/26/2016        
5/3/2016Q116$0.76$0.77$3.12 billion$3.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/23/2016Q415$1.24$1.22$3.49 billion$3.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/2/2015Q315$1.28$1.28$3.55 billion$3.45 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/28/2015Q215$1.08$1.08$3.47 billion$3.39 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/28/2015Q115$0.81$0.80$3.36 billion$3.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/24/2015Q414$1.20$1.20$3.74 billion$3.68 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/28/2014Q314$1.20$1.19$3.73 billion$3.73 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/29/2014Q214$1.02$1.03$3.55 billion$3.57 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/28/2014Q114$0.74$0.74$3.32 billion$3.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/21/2014Q413$1.05$1.04$3.54 billion$3.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/29/2013Q313$1.03$1.04$3.54 billion$3.48 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.84$0.86$3.39 billion$3.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/30/2013Q1 2013$0.59$0.60$2.88 billion$2.87 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/26/2013Q4 2012$0.89$0.89$3.04 billion$3.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/30/2012Q312$0.87$0.87$3.07 billion$3.02 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/31/2012$0.72$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/1/2012$0.48$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/28/2012$0.70$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/25/2011$0.75$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/27/2011$0.64$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/26/2011$0.44$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/17/2011$0.61$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20169$0.73$0.94$0.81
Q2 20164$1.07$1.10$1.08
Q3 20165$1.25$1.35$1.30
Q4 20164$1.28$1.34$1.31
Q1 20171$0.94$0.94$0.94
Q2 20171$1.23$1.23$1.23
Q3 20172$1.41$1.50$1.46
Q4 20171$1.39$1.39$1.39
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
Annual Dividend:$1.40
Dividend Yield:1.17%
Payout Ratio:42.17% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
31.53% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
27.94% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:8.60% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
5/5/2016quarterly$0.351.2%6/17/20166/21/20167/15/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/25/2016quarterly$0.351.32%3/11/20163/15/20164/15/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/3/2015quarterly$0.351.17%12/11/201512/15/20151/15/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/6/2015quarterly$0.331.15%9/11/20159/15/201510/15/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/7/2015quarterly$0.331.15%6/12/20156/16/20157/15/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/26/2015quarterly$0.331.14%3/6/20153/10/20154/15/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/4/2014quarterly$0.331.21%12/12/201412/16/20141/15/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/7/2014quarterly$0.281.01%9/12/20149/16/201410/15/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/8/2014quarterly$0.281.05%6/13/20146/17/20147/15/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/27/2014quarterly$0.281.02%3/7/20143/11/20144/15/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/5/2013quarterly$0.281.04%12/13/201312/17/20131/15/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/1/2013quarterly$0.230.98%9/13/20139/17/201310/15/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/2/2013quarterly$0.231.08%6/14/20136/18/20137/15/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/22/2013quarterly$0.231.26%3/1/20133/5/20134/15/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/9/2012quarterly$0.231.27%12/14/201212/18/201212/28/2012Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
6/8/2016Timothy P MulhereEVPSell3,762$121.60$457,459.20View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/13/2016Timothy P MulhereEVPSell4,379$116.54$510,328.66View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/10/2016Bryan L HughesVPSell6,000$117.03$702,180.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/6/2016Jerry A GrundhoferDirectorSell15,000$116.55$1,748,250.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/6/2016Larry L BergerVPSell11,590$116.33$1,348,264.70View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/11/2016James J SeifertVPSell3,330$106.59$354,944.70View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/10/2016William H Gates IIIMajor ShareholderBuy499,999$105.36$52,679,894.64View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/23/2015Michael A. HickeyEVPSell20,900$119.19$2,491,071.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/6/2015Douglas M. Baker, Jr.CEOSell42,500$116.97$4,971,225.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/8/2015Christophe BeckEVPSell3,450$108.35$373,807.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/17/2015Martha Goldberg AronsonEVPSell1,000$115.00$115,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/1/2015James J SeifertVPSell50,352$113.00$5,689,776.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/5/2014Christophe BeckEVPSell10,400$109.75$1,141,400.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/20/2014Douglas M Baker JrCEOSell45,000$113.39$5,102,550.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/29/2014Jerry W LevinDirectorSell855$114.68$98,051.40View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/25/2014Bryan L HughesVPSell3,075$114.34$351,595.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/11/2014Douglas M Baker JrCEOSell30,000$109.38$3,281,400.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/11/2014Jerry W LevinDirectorSell1,592$109.41$174,180.72View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/10/2014Christophe BeckEVPSell3,956$110.02$435,239.12View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/20/2014Jerry LevinDirectorSell2,122$106.57$226,141.54View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/1/2014Jerry GrundhoferDirectorBuy4,700$104.37$490,539.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/10/2014Jerry LevinDirectorSell5,917$109.75$649,390.75View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/10/2014Timothy MulhereEVPSell17,200$109.45$1,882,540.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/10/2013Christophe BeckEVPSell7,560$105.56$798,033.60View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
10/31/2013Michael A HickeyEVPSell30,300$106.37$3,223,011.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/3/2013Jerry LevinDirectorSell1,075$92.63$99,577.25View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/30/2013Jerry LevinDirectorSell1,000$91.39$91,390.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/27/2013Stephen ChazenDirectorBuy2,000$91.61$183,220.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/13/2013Jerry W LevinDirectorSell3,337$87.00$290,319.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/10/2013Jerry W LevinDirectorSell12,500$86.93$1,086,625.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/2/2013Jerry A GrundhoferDirectorBuy5,935$84.23$499,905.05View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/5/2012Jerry W LevinDirectorSell5,906$71.32$421,215.92View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/4/2012Michael A HickeyVPSell39,900$72.00$2,872,800.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
DateHeadline
07/22/16 07:16 AMEarnings Focus and Crowd Sourced Sentiment Review for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - TGP
07/21/16 03:54 PMEcolab Inc. Common Stock (ECL) Investment Down in Latest Report from Alta Capital Management LLC/
07/20/16 04:58 PMAnalysts Holding Strong to their Buy Rating on: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - TGP
07/20/16 04:58 PMEcolab Inc. Common Stock (ECL) Investment Down in Latest Report from Alta Capital Management LLC/ - Finance Daily
07/20/16 04:58 PMStock Check-In at the Close: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - TGP
07/20/16 06:55 AMStock Strength in Focus for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Press Telegraph
07/20/16 06:55 AMInverness Counsel LLC Increased Ecolab INC (NYSE:ECL) by $7.81 Million as Shares Declined - Consumer Eagle
07/19/16 03:52 PMEcolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) – Top Stock from Consumer Goods Sector ... - The Daily Leicester
07/19/16 09:52 AMEcolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL): Sell-Side Ratings and Company Earnings Glance - Engelwood Daily
07/19/16 09:52 AMStock Positive on the Year: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - TGP
07/18/16 03:53 PMAnalysts Pounding the Table on Shares of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - TGP
07/18/16 03:53 PMEcolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL)'s Growth Projection - RealistInvestor.com
07/16/16 03:37 PMEcolab : Makes Equity Investment in Aquatech International
07/16/16 03:37 PMMarket Update (NYSE:ECL): Ecolab Makes Equity Investment in Aquatech International
07/16/16 03:37 PMEcolab (NYSE:ECL) stock price target raised to $127 as disclosed today by Citigroup
07/15/16 03:38 PMEcolab Makes Equity Investment in Aquatech International - [at noodls] - Jul 15, 2016 Relationship further expands Nalco Water's total water management solutions ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ecolab Inc., the parent company of Nalco Water, has made a minority equity investment ...
07/15/16 03:33 PM4:33 pm Ecolab discloses minority equity investment in Aquatech International; terms not disclosed -
07/15/16 10:48 AMPrior Trading Session Wrap-Up: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Press Telegraph
07/15/16 10:48 AMEcolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) Updated Price Targets - FTSE News
07/15/16 10:48 AMIs Ecolab Inc.(NYSE: ECL), a large market cap stock a smart buy? - The Daily Leicester
07/14/16 04:32 AMInsiders Increasing Positions in: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Press Telegraph
07/14/16 04:32 AMStock Wooing Investors After Increase: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Telanagana Press
07/14/16 04:32 AMLeading stocks in today's market: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Twin County News
07/13/16 07:44 AMEcolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) close to 52-week high, short interest down - Street Report
07/13/16 07:43 AMEcolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) Current Analyst Ratings - Fiscal Standard
07/12/16 08:04 AMAnalyst Target and Average Rating Watch: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Press Telegraph
07/12/16 05:13 AMGoldman Sachs Is Right: It's Time to Sell These 4 Stocks -
07/11/16 03:47 PMStock Rating Watch and Earnings Insight for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Press Telegraph
07/10/16 03:32 PMStock Performance Rundown on: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Press Telegraph
07/10/16 03:32 PMLarge Cap Cleaning Products: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Twin County News
07/09/16 07:12 AMEagle Capital Management LLC Increased Ecolab INC (NYSE:ECL) by $3.53 Million as Shares Declined - Engelwood Daily
07/09/16 07:12 AMEcolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) – Top Stock from Consumer Goods Sector - The Daily Leicester
07/08/16 07:38 AMPrevious Trading Session Wrap-Up: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Press Telegraph
07/08/16 07:24 AMEcolab, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ECL-US : July 8, 2016 -
07/06/16 09:33 PMCompany Stock Focus for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL): Which Way Will Shares Head? - Press Telegraph
07/06/16 09:33 PMStock Strength Recap for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Press Telegraph
07/06/16 09:33 PMHow has Ecolab Inc.:(NYSE:ECL) performed recently? - The Daily Leicester
07/06/16 08:31 AMEcolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week - Fiscal Standard
07/06/16 08:31 AMToday's Top Gainers in the Market Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) from Consumer Goods - The Daily Leicester
07/06/16 08:31 AMA look at a High Market Cap Stock: Ecolab Inc., ECL - The Daily Leicester
07/05/16 03:30 PMEcolab Schedules Webcast and Conference Call on August 2 - [Business Wire] - Ecolab will host a live webcast of its second quarter earnings conference call to discuss second quarter results and future earnings guidance. A news release containing second quarter results and future earnings guidance is expected to be issued before market open on August 2, 2016.
07/03/16 03:27 PMStock Valuation in Review: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Telanagana Press
07/03/16 03:27 PMShare Performance Recap for: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Press Telegraph
07/02/16 06:56 AMMega Cap End of Session Update: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) - Telanagana Press
07/01/16 07:56 AMEcolab's Acuisition Offer For Laboratoires Anios Evaluated By Barclays - Benzinga
06/30/16 09:08 PMBrown Advisory INC Increased Ecolab INC (NYSE:ECL) by $40.77 Million as Shares Declined - Engelwood Daily
06/30/16 09:08 PMHit List News Buzzer- Monsanto (NYSE:MON), Ecolab (NYSE:ECL), CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) - Seneca Globe
06/30/16 07:43 AMEcolab (ECL) Makes Binding Offer to Acquire Laboratoires Anios - StreetInsider.com
06/30/16 07:43 AMEcolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL): Taking a look at the Consensus Estimates from Analysts - Telanagana Press
06/30/16 07:32 AMEcolab Plans to Acquire France-Based Laboratoires Anios -

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About Ecolab

Ecolab logoEcolab Inc. provides water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. The Company's segments include Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, Other and Corporate. The Global Industrial segment consists of the Water, Food and Beverage, Paper and Textile Care operating units. The Global Institutional segment consists of the Institutional, Specialty and Healthcare operating units. The Global Energy segment provides on-site and technology-driven solutions to the global drilling, oil and gas production, refining and petrochemical industries. The Other segment consists of the pest elimination and equipment care operating units. The Company's cleaning and sanitizing programs and products, pest elimination services and equipment maintenance and repair services support customers in the foodservice, food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, government and education, retail, textile care and commercial facilities management sectors in approximately 170 countries.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Cleaning Products
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: ECL
  • CUSIP: 27886510
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $120.02
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $119.15
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $112.34
  • P/E Ratio: 36.14
  • P/E Growth: 2.27
  • Market Cap: $35.20B
  • Beta: 0.86
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.44 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.01 EPS
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