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NYSE:ECL - Ecolab Stock Price, Forecast & News

$187.12
+2.07 (+1.12 %)
(As of 12/6/2019 01:01 PM ET)
Today's Range
$186.77
Now: $187.13
$187.91
50-Day Range
$182.51
MA: $189.46
$195.05
52-Week Range
$135.77
Now: $187.13
$209.87
Volume298,667 shs
Average Volume1.08 million shs
Market Capitalization$53.94 billion
P/E Ratio35.64
Dividend Yield1.00%
Beta0.8
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$14.67 billion
Cash Flow$8.59 per share
Book Value$27.88 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.43 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees49,000
Market Cap$53.94 billion
Next Earnings Date2/18/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Wednesday, December 4th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 17th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share on Wednesday, January 15th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.00%. This is an increase from Ecolab's previous quarterly dividend of $0.46. View Ecolab's Dividend History.

How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 29th. The basic materials company reported $1.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.71. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.89 billion. Ecolab had a net margin of 10.27% and a return on equity of 20.08%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.53 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, February 18th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Ecolab.

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

Ecolab issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 29th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.64-1.74 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.75.

What price target have analysts set for ECL?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Ecolab's shares. Their forecasts range from $166.00 to $222.00. On average, they expect Ecolab's stock price to reach $198.08 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ecolab.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ecolab?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Ecolab.

Has Ecolab been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about ECL stock have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a news impact score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Ecolab.

Are investors shorting Ecolab?

Ecolab saw a drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,510,000 shares, a drop of 8.1% from the October 31st total of 3,820,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,010,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.5 days. Approximately 1.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Ecolab's Current Options Chain.

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 PepsiCo (PEP), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), 3M (MMM), Mcdonald's (MCD), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Edwards Lifesciences (EW), Medtronic (MDT), Starbucks (SBUX), Walt Disney (DIS) and Lowe's Companies (LOW).

Who are Ecolab's key executives?

Ecolab's management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are Ecolab's major shareholders?

Ecolab's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.00%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (1.03%), C WorldWide Group Holding A S (1.03%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (0.78%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.72%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.40%). Company insiders that own Ecolab stock include Alex N Blanco, Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, Bruno Lavandier, Catelan Leanne, Christophe Beck, Daniel J Schmechel, Darrell R Brown, David Maclennan, Douglas M Baker Jr, Elizabeth A Simermeyer, Jeffrey M Ettinger, Jill S Wyant, Larry L Berger, Laurie M Marsh, Leslie S Biller, Michael A Hickey, Roberto Inchaustegui, 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 Sawgrass Asset Management LLC, C WorldWide Group Holding A S, Russell Investments Group Ltd., AMF Pensionsforsakring AB, Alta Capital Management LLC, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC and Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Alex N Blanco, Angela M Busch, Bruno Lavandier, Daniel J Schmechel, Darrell R Brown, Douglas M Baker Jr, Elizabeth A Simermeyer, Jill S Wyant, Larry L Berger, Laurie M Marsh, Leslie S Biller, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including California Public Employees Retirement System, Chilton Investment Co. LLC, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Mackay Shields LLC and James Hambro & Partners. Company insiders that have bought Ecolab stock in the last two years include Catelan Leanne, 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ecolab's stock price today?

One share of ECL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $187.09.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $53.93 billion and generates $14.67 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $1.43 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.25 on an earnings per share basis. Ecolab employs 49,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Ecolab.

What is Ecolab's official website?

The official website for Ecolab is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Ecolab (NYSE ECL)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  644 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  526 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,170
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 12/6/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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