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Ecolab Stock Forecast, Price & News

$183.76
-3.18 (-1.70 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 03:59 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$181.28
Now: $183.76
$187.66
50-Day Range
$185.35
MA: $200.92
$207.82
52-Week Range
$124.60
Now: $183.76
$231.36
Volume60,204 shs
Average Volume2.22 million shs
Market Capitalization$52.44 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield1.01%
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. The 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, transportation, chemical, primary metals and mining, power generation, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, and commercial laundry. The Global Institutional segment provides specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government, education, and retail industries. The Global Energy segment offers the process chemicals and water treatment needs of the petroleum and petrochemical industries in upstream and downstream applications under the Nalco Champion name. 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 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: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.74 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$8.46 per share
Book Value$30.27 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.56 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$52.44 billion
Next Earnings Date2/16/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$183.76
-3.18 (-1.70 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 03:59 PM ET)
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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Ecolab's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Ecolab's stock was trading at $186.58 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, ECL stock has decreased by 2.0% and is now trading at $182.91.
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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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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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 27th. The basic materials company reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.03. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.02 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. Ecolab had a negative net margin of 6.17% and a positive return on equity of 18.80%. The business's revenue was down 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.52 EPS.
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How often does Ecolab pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ecolab?

Ecolab declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 6th. Shareholders 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 dividend yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 14th.
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What price target have analysts set for ECL?

17 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Ecolab's stock. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $230.00. On average, they expect Ecolab's share price to reach $192.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.2% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Ecolab?

Ecolab saw a drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,960,000 shares, a drop of 13.5% from the September 30th total of 3,420,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,120,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days. Currently, 1.0% of the company's shares 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 60)
  • Mr. Thomas W. R. Handley, Pres & COO (Age 64)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schmechel, CFO & Treasurer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Timothy P. Mulhere, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Institutional (Age 56)
  • Mr. Darrell R. Brown, Exec. VP & Pres of Energy Services (Age 55)

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA (0.14%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.14%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.13%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.11%), Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC (0.11%) and Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY (0.11%). 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, DAVENPORT & Co LLC, Chesley Taft & Associates LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Ziegler Capital Management LLC, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, McKinley Carter Wealth Services Inc., and AMI Asset Management Corp. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including KBC Group NV, Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV, Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Patten & Patten Inc. TN, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Welch & Forbes LLC, and First Bank & Trust. 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 $182.91.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $52.20 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 10/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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