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Ecolab Stock Forecast, Price & News

$219.31
+5.39 (+2.52 %)
(As of 11/24/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$216.39
Now: $219.31
$221.72
50-Day Range
$183.59
MA: $201.89
$216.90
52-Week Range
$124.60
Now: $219.31
$231.36
Volume924,394 shs
Average Volume2.13 million shs
Market Capitalization$62.60 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield0.88%
Beta0.93
Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services worldwide. The company operates through Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other segments. Its Global Industrial segment offers water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions primarily to industrial customers within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, mining and primary metals, power generation, pulp and paper, and commercial laundry industries. The company's Global Institutional segment provides specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government, education, and retail industries. Its Global Energy segment offers the process chemicals and water treatment needs of the petroleum and petrochemical industries in upstream and downstream applications. This segment also provides additives for drilling and well stimulation, corrosion inhibitors, oil and water separation, scale control, paraffin and asphaltene control, biocides, hydrate control, hydrogen sulfide removal, oil dispersants, foamers and anti-foamers, flow improvers, anti-foulants, crude desalting, monomer inhibitors, anti-oxidants, fuel and lubricant additives, and water treatment. The company's Other segment 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. This segment also produces and sells colloidal silica for binding and polishing applications in semiconductor, catalyst, and aerospace component manufacturing, as well as chemical industries. Ecolab Inc. sells its products through field sales and corporate account personnel, distributors, and dealers. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.33 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
CUSIP27886510
Phone1-800-232-6522
Employees50,200

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$14.91 billion
Cash Flow$9.54 per share
Book Value$21.19 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.56 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$62.60 billion
Next Earnings Date2/16/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$219.31
+5.39 (+2.52 %)
(As of 11/24/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Ecolab's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Ecolab's stock was trading at $186.58 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, ECL shares have increased by 17.5% and is now trading at $219.31.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Ecolab?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 13 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Ecolab?

Wall Street analysts have given Ecolab a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's winning trading ideas this year have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Ecolab wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Ecolab's next earnings date?

Ecolab is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 16th 2021.
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How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 27th. The basic materials company reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.03. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.02 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3 billion. Ecolab had a positive return on equity of 18.14% and a negative net margin of 8.21%. Ecolab's quarterly revenue was down 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.52 EPS.
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How often does Ecolab pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ecolab?

Ecolab announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share on Thursday, October 15th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.86%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 14th.
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What price target have analysts set for ECL?

17 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Ecolab's stock. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $230.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's share price to reach $195.83 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.7%.
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Are investors shorting Ecolab?

Ecolab saw a decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,570,000 shares, a decline of 13.2% from the October 15th total of 2,960,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,080,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.4 days. Approximately 0.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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Who are some of Ecolab's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Ecolab own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ecolab investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Intel (INTC), PepsiCo (PEP), The Walt Disney (DIS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Medtronic (MDT), Visa (V), AbbVie (ABBV), McDonald's (MCD) and AT&T (T).

Who are Ecolab's key executives?

Ecolab's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Douglas M. Baker Jr., Chairman & CEO (Age 61, Pay $3.93M)
  • Mr. Christophe Beck, Pres & COO (Age 52, Pay $1.66M)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schmechel, Chief Financial Officer (Age 60, Pay $1.49M)
  • Ms. Jill S. Wyant, Exec. VP of Innovation & Transformation (Age 48, Pay $1.47M)
  • Roberto Inchaustegui, Exec. VP of Growth Initiatives (Age 64, Pay $1.17M)
  • Dr. Larry L. Berger, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Anil Arcalgud, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Andrew Hedberg, Director of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Michael C. McCormick Esq., Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 57)
  • Ms. Joanne Jirik Mullen, Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Employment Counsel

What is Ecolab's stock symbol?

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

Who are Ecolab's major shareholders?

Ecolab's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.03%), State Street Corp (3.83%), Morgan Stanley (1.57%), UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.84%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (0.77%) and C WorldWide Group Holding A S (0.75%). Company insiders that own Ecolab stock include Alex N Blanco, Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, Bruno Lavandier, Catelan Leanne, Daniel J Schmechel, Darrell R Brown, David Maclennan, Douglas M Baker Jr, Elizabeth A Simermeyer, Jerome Charton, Jill S Wyant, Larry L Berger, Laurie M Marsh, Leslie S Biller, Michael C Mccormick, Roberto Inchaustegui, Thomas W Handley, Timothy P Mulhere and Victoria Reich.
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Which major investors are selling Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, State Street Corp, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, DAVENPORT & Co LLC, AXA S.A., and Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, Douglas M Baker Jr, Jerome Charton, Jill S Wyant, Laurie M Marsh, Michael C Mccormick, Timothy P Mulhere, and Victoria Reich.
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Which major investors are buying Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Morgan Stanley, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Cibc World Markets Corp, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Chilton Investment Co. LLC, and William Blair Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Ecolab stock in the last two years include Catelan Leanne, and David Maclennan.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Ecolab's stock price today?

One share of ECL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $219.31.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $62.60 billion and generates $14.91 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $1.56 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.82 on an earnings per share basis. Ecolab employs 50,200 workers across the globe.

What is Ecolab's official website?

The official website for Ecolab is www.ecolab.com.

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]

This page was last updated on 11/25/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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