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Ecolab Stock Forecast, Price & News

$209.36
-2.60 (-1.23 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$209.14
Now: $209.36
$213.16
50-Day Range
$204.51
MA: $213.18
$223.13
52-Week Range
$124.60
Now: $209.36
$231.36
Volume1.11 million shs
Average Volume939,658 shs
Market Capitalization$59.76 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield0.91%
Beta1.01
Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services worldwide. 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 provides 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. Ecolab has partnership with Sigma Analytical to produce cannabis products. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
CUSIP27886510
Phone1-800-232-6522
Employees45,000
Year Founded1923

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$14.91 billion
Cash Flow$8.96 per share
Book Value$30.27 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.56 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$59.76 billion
Next Earnings Date4/27/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.34 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

18th out of 832 stocks

Soap, Detergents, & Cleaning Preparations; Perfumes, & Cosmetics Industry

2nd out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
$209.36
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(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ecolab a buy right now?

17 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" Ecolab stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in ECL, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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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 past winning trading ideas 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, April 27th 2021.
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How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 16th. The basic materials company reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.02. Ecolab had a negative net margin of 8.21% and a positive trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.14%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.66 EPS.
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How has Ecolab's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Ecolab's stock was trading at $186.58 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, ECL shares have increased by 12.2% and is now trading at $209.36.
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How often does Ecolab pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ecolab?

Ecolab announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.48 per share on Thursday, April 15th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 15th.
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Is Ecolab a good dividend stock?

Ecolab pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.91%. Ecolab has been increasing its dividend for 36 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Ecolab is 32.99%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Ecolab will have a dividend payout ratio of 36.57% next year. This indicates that Ecolab will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for ECL?

17 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Ecolab's shares. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $250.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's stock price to reach $205.38 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.9%.
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Who are Ecolab's key executives?

Ecolab's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Douglas M. Baker Jr., Exec. Chairman (Age 62, Pay $3.93M)
  • Mr. Christophe Beck, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53, Pay $1.66M)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schmechel, Chief Financial Officer (Age 61, Pay $1.49M)
  • Ms. Jill S. Wyant, Exec. VP of Innovation & Transformation (Age 49, Pay $1.47M)
  • Dr. Larry L. Berger, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 60)
  • 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 58)
  • Ms. Joanne Jirik Mullen, Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Employment Counsel
  • Ms. Elizabeth A. Simermeyer, Exec. VP of Global Marketing, Communications & Life Sciences (Age 56)

What is Christophe Beck's approval rating as Ecolab's CEO?

8 employees have rated Ecolab CEO Christophe Beck on Glassdoor.com. Christophe Beck has an approval rating of 100% among Ecolab's employees. This puts Christophe Beck in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.82%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (1.93%), Morgan Stanley (1.66%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.33%), Northern Trust Corp (1.11%) and Cantillon Capital Management LLC (0.77%). Company insiders that own Ecolab stock include Alex N Blanco, Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, Barbara Beck, 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 institutional investors are selling Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Edgewood Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Mackenzie Financial Corp, Alliancebernstein L.P., Barclays PLC, Cibc World Markets Corp, and Panagora Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, Barbara Beck, Douglas M Baker Jr, Elizabeth A Simermeyer, Jerome Charton, Jill S Wyant, Laurie M Marsh, Michael C Mccormick, Timothy P Mulhere, and Victoria Reich.
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Which institutional investors are buying Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FIL Ltd, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Mirova US LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, Morgan Stanley, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., and Lazard Freres Gestion S.A.S.. 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Ecolab's stock price today?

One share of ECL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $209.36.

How much money does Ecolab make?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $59.76 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.

How many employees does Ecolab have?

Ecolab employs 45,000 workers across the globe.

When was Ecolab founded?

Ecolab was founded in 1923.

What is Ecolab's official website?

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

Where are Ecolab's headquarters?

Ecolab is headquartered at 1 ECOLAB PLACE, SAINT PAUL MN, 55102.

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 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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