Ecolab Company Profile (NYSE:ECL)

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: $121.71
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $120.82
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $115.05
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 38.17
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.34
  • P/E Growth: 2.35
  • Market Cap: $35.49B
  • Outstanding Shares: 291,595,000
  • Beta: 0.8
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.47)
Consensus Price Target: $125.93 (3.47% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/22/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetReduce$94.00 -> $98.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$120.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Boost Price TargetOutperform$120.00 -> $129.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetIn-Line$120.00 -> $125.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy$126.00 -> $135.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$118.00 -> $126.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Boost Price TargetSell$103.00 -> $111.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$127.00 -> $141.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$120.00 -> $135.00View Rating Details
8/2/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
4/9/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
3/22/2016Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageBuy$136.00View Rating Details
2/25/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetOutperform$124.00 -> $118.00View Rating Details
11/30/2015William BlairReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
11/5/2015Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$135.00View Rating Details
11/3/2015Piper Jaffray Cos.Boost Price TargetOverweight$135.00 -> $137.00View Rating Details
10/9/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$120.00View Rating Details
6/4/2015Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$122.00View Rating Details
1/29/2015ScotiabankDowngradeSector PerformView Rating Details
9/22/2014ArgusInitiated CoverageBuy$134.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/25/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/2/2016Q216$1.08$1.08$3.33 billion$3.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q116$0.76$0.77$3.12 billion$3.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2016Q415$1.24$1.22$3.49 billion$3.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2015Q315$1.28$1.28$3.55 billion$3.45 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q215$1.08$1.08$3.47 billion$3.39 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$0.81$0.80$3.36 billion$3.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414$1.20$1.20$3.74 billion$3.68 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q314$1.20$1.19$3.73 billion$3.73 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q214$1.02$1.03$3.55 billion$3.57 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2014Q114$0.74$0.74$3.32 billion$3.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/21/2014Q413$1.05$1.04$3.54 billion$3.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$1.03$1.04$3.54 billion$3.48 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.84$0.86$3.39 billion$3.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q1 2013$0.59$0.60$2.88 billion$2.87 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2013Q4 2012$0.89$0.89$3.04 billion$3.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2012Q312$0.87$0.87$3.07 billion$3.02 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2012$0.72$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2012$0.48$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2012$0.70$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$0.75$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.64$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.44$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011$0.61$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.43 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20169$0.73$0.94$0.81
Q2 20164$1.07$1.10$1.08
Q3 20164$1.24$1.29$1.27
Q4 20164$1.27$1.33$1.30
Q1 20171$0.97$0.97$0.97
Q2 20171$1.20$1.20$1.20
Q3 20171$1.42$1.42$1.42
Q4 20171$1.40$1.40$1.40
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
Annual Dividend:$1.40
Dividend Yield:1.15%
Payout Ratio:43.89% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
31.60% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
28.00% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:8.60% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/19/2016Douglas M Baker JrChairmanSell25,800$122.41$3,158,178.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Timothy P MulhereEVPSell3,762$121.60$457,459.20View SEC Filing  
5/13/2016Timothy P MulhereEVPSell4,379$116.54$510,328.66View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Bryan L HughesVPSell6,000$117.03$702,180.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Jerry A GrundhoferDirectorSell15,000$116.55$1,748,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Larry L BergerVPSell11,590$116.33$1,348,264.70View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016James J SeifertVPSell3,330$106.59$354,944.70View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016William H Gates IIIMajor ShareholderBuy499,999$105.36$52,679,894.64View SEC Filing  
11/23/2015Michael A. HickeyEVPSell20,900$119.19$2,491,071.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2015Douglas M. Baker, Jr.CEOSell42,500$116.97$4,971,225.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Christophe BeckEVPSell3,450$108.35$373,807.50View SEC Filing  
6/17/2015Martha Goldberg AronsonEVPSell1,000$115.00$115,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2015James J SeifertVPSell50,352$113.00$5,689,776.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2014Christophe BeckEVPSell10,400$109.75$1,141,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Douglas M Baker JrCEOSell45,000$113.39$5,102,550.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Jerry W LevinDirectorSell855$114.68$98,051.40View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Bryan L HughesVPSell3,075$114.34$351,595.50View SEC Filing  
6/11/2014Douglas M Baker JrCEOSell30,000$109.38$3,281,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2014Jerry W LevinDirectorSell1,592$109.41$174,180.72View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Christophe BeckEVPSell3,956$110.02$435,239.12View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Jerry LevinDirectorSell2,122$106.57$226,141.54View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Jerry GrundhoferDirectorBuy4,700$104.37$490,539.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Jerry LevinDirectorSell5,917$109.75$649,390.75View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Timothy MulhereEVPSell17,200$109.45$1,882,540.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2013Christophe BeckEVPSell7,560$105.56$798,033.60View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013Michael A HickeyEVPSell30,300$106.37$3,223,011.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Jerry LevinDirectorSell1,075$92.63$99,577.25View SEC Filing  
8/30/2013Jerry LevinDirectorSell1,000$91.39$91,390.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2013Stephen ChazenDirectorBuy2,000$91.61$183,220.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Jerry W LevinDirectorSell3,337$87.00$290,319.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Jerry W LevinDirectorSell12,500$86.93$1,086,625.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2013Jerry A GrundhoferDirectorBuy5,935$84.23$499,905.05View SEC Filing  
12/5/2012Jerry W LevinDirectorSell5,906$71.32$421,215.92View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012Michael A HickeyVPSell39,900$72.00$2,872,800.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)
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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Chart for Thursday, August, 25, 2016

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