NYSE:ECL - Ecolab Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$159.20 +1.37 (+0.87 %)
(As of 09/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$157.83
Today's Range$158.09 - $159.40
52-Week Range$125.74 - $159.40
Volume983,400 shs
Average Volume1.20 million shs
Market Capitalization$45.26 billion
P/E Ratio33.83
Dividend Yield1.05%
Beta0.99
Ecolab logoEcolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for customers worldwide. The company operates through Global Industrial, Global Institutional, and Global Energy segments. The Global Industrial segment provides water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions primarily to large industrial customers within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, mining and primary metals, power generation, pulp and paper, and commercial laundry industries. The Global Institutional segment offers specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government and education, and retail industries. The Global Energy segment provides the process chemicals and water treatment needs of the petroleum and petrochemical industries in upstream and downstream applications. The company also offers pest elimination services to detect, eliminate, and prevent pests, such as rodents and insects, in restaurants, food and beverage processors, educational and healthcare facilities, hotels, quick service restaurant and grocery operations, and other institutional and commercial customers; and equipment repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance services for the commercial food service industry. Ecolab Inc. sells its products through field sales personnel, corporate account personnel, distributors, and dealers. Ecolab Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
SymbolNYSE:ECL
CUSIP27886510
Phone1-800-232-6522

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.80
Current Ratio1.27
Quick Ratio0.84

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio33.83
Forward P/E Ratio29.65
P/E Growth2.28

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$13.84 billion
Price / Sales3.32
Cash Flow$7.9920 per share
Price / Cash19.92
Book Value$26.61 per share
Price / Book5.98

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.69
Net Income$1.51 billion
Net Margins10.83%
Return on Equity18.96%
Return on Assets7.25%

Miscellaneous

Employees48,400
Outstanding Shares288,900,000
Market Cap$45.26 billion

Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ecolab's stock symbol?

Ecolab trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ECL."

How often does Ecolab pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ecolab?

Ecolab announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, September 17th. View Ecolab's Dividend History.

How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 31st. The basic materials company reported $1.27 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.27. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.69 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.69 billion. Ecolab had a return on equity of 18.96% and a net margin of 10.83%. Ecolab's revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.13 earnings per share. View Ecolab's Earnings History.

When is Ecolab's next earnings date?

Ecolab is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 30th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Ecolab.

What guidance has Ecolab issued on next quarter's earnings?

Ecolab updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 31st. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.30-5.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.37.

What price target have analysts set for ECL?

16 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Ecolab's stock. Their predictions range from $140.00 to $160.00. On average, they expect Ecolab's stock price to reach $147.8571 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for Ecolab.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ecolab?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Ecolab.

Who are some of Ecolab's key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Ecolab include Procter & Gamble (PG), Unilever (UN), Unilever (UL), Church & Dwight (CHD) and Stepan (SCL).

Who are Ecolab's key executives?

Ecolab's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Douglas M. Baker Jr., Chairman & CEO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Thomas W. R. Handley, Pres & COO (Age 63)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schmechel, CFO & Treasurer (Age 58)
  • Mr. Michael A. Hickey, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Institutional (Age 57)
  • Mr. Christophe Beck, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Industrial (Age 50)

Has Ecolab been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about ECL stock has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Ecolab.

Who are Ecolab's major shareholders?

Ecolab's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.52%), Edgewood Management LLC (1.96%), Bank of America Corp DE (1.58%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.30%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.30%) and C WorldWide Group Holding A S (1.18%). Company insiders that own Ecolab stock include Arthur J Higgins, Bruno Lavandier, Carl M Casale, Christophe Beck, Daniel J Schmechel, Darrell R Brown, David Maclennan, Douglas M Baker Jr, Jeffrey M Ettinger, Jerry W Levin, Larry L Berger, Michael A Hickey, Roberto Inchaustegui, Stephen M Taylor, Thomas W Handley, Timothy P Mulhere, Victoria Reich and William H Gates III. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ecolab.

Which major investors are selling Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Sawgrass Asset Management LLC, Dividend Assets Capital LLC, Jensen Investment Management Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Winslow Capital Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Forsta AP Fonden. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Arthur J Higgins, Bruno Lavandier, Christophe Beck, Daniel J Schmechel, Darrell R Brown, Douglas M Baker Jr, Larry L Berger, Michael A Hickey, Roberto Inchaustegui, Thomas W Handley, Timothy P Mulhere and Victoria Reich. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ecolab.

Which major investors are buying Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, OppenheimerFunds Inc., AustralianSuper Pty Ltd, Morgan Stanley, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Fiera Capital Corp and Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Ecolab stock in the last two years include Carl M Casale, David Maclennan, Jeffrey M Ettinger and William H Gates III. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ecolab.

How do I buy shares of Ecolab?

Shares of ECL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ecolab's stock price today?

One share of ECL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $159.20.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $45.26 billion and generates $13.84 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $1.51 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.69 on an earnings per share basis. Ecolab employs 48,400 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Ecolab?

Ecolab's mailing address is 1 ECOLAB PLACE, SAINT PAUL MN, 55102. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 1-800-232-6522 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Ecolab (NYSE ECL)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  566 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  421 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  987
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ecolab and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ECL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ECL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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