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Ecolab Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NYSE:ECL)

$191.74
-0.02 (-0.01 %)
(As of 11/18/2019 09:21 AM ET)
Today's Range
$190.99
Now: $191.74
$193.23
50-Day Range
$187.90
MA: $192.89
$198.65
52-Week Range
$135.77
Now: $191.74
$209.87
Volume535,029 shs
Average Volume985,704 shs
Market Capitalization$55.27 billion
P/E Ratio36.52
Dividend Yield0.96%
Beta0.81
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$8.57 per share
Book Value$29.88 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.43 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees49,000
Market Cap$55.27 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, July 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share on Tuesday, October 15th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, September 16th. View Ecolab's Dividend History.

How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 29th. The basic materials company reported $1.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $1.71. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.89 billion. Ecolab had a return on equity of 20.08% and a net margin of 10.27%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $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 updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 29th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.64-1.74 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.75.

What price target have analysts set for ECL?

15 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Ecolab's shares. Their forecasts range from $167.00 to $222.00. On average, they expect Ecolab's stock price to reach $200.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ecolab.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ecolab?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 10 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?

News coverage about ECL stock has trended very negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a coverage optimism score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Ecolab.

Are investors shorting Ecolab?

Ecolab saw a decrease in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,510,000 shares, a decrease of 8.1% from the September 30th total of 3,820,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,010,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.5 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's shares 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), Walt Disney (DIS), Mcdonald's (MCD), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Edwards Lifesciences (EW), Medtronic (MDT), Lowe's Companies (LOW) and Visa (V).

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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include C WorldWide Group Holding A S (1.03%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (0.78%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.72%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.40%), CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC (0.39%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.33%). 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 institutional 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 institutional investors are buying Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including California Public Employees Retirement System, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Mackay Shields LLC, James Hambro & Partners, WCM Investment Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI and Railway Pension Investments Ltd. 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 $191.74.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $55.27 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:  641 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  521 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,162
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 11/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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