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NYSE:ECL - Ecolab Stock Price, Forecast & News

$157.48
-4.21 (-2.60 %)
(As of 03/29/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$153.42
Now: $157.48
$162.20
50-Day Range
$125.22
MA: $186.95
$210.31
52-Week Range
$124.60
Now: $157.48
$211.24
Volume1.80 million shs
Average Volume2.45 million shs
Market Capitalization$45.38 billion
P/E Ratio29.55
Dividend Yield1.16%
Beta0.78
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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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$14.91 billion
Cash Flow$9.05 per share
Book Value$30.27 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.56 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees50,200
Market Cap$45.38 billion
Next Earnings Date5/5/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, ECL stock has decreased by 15.6% and is now trading at $157.48. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Ecolab?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 10 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Ecolab.

When is Ecolab's next earnings date?

Ecolab is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 5th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Ecolab.

How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 18th. The basic materials company reported $1.66 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.70 by $0.04. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.82 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.89 billion. Ecolab had a return on equity of 20.11% and a net margin of 10.46%. The firm's revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.54 earnings per share. View Ecolab's earnings history.

How often does Ecolab pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ecolab?

Ecolab announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 27th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.47 per share on Wednesday, April 15th. This represents a $1.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 16th. View Ecolab's dividend history.

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

Ecolab issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, March, 18th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.05-1.13 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.09.

What price target have analysts set for ECL?

16 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Ecolab's shares. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $222.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's share price to reach $196.54 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 24.8% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Ecolab.

Has Ecolab been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about ECL stock have trended extremely negative on Sunday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a media sentiment score of -4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutEcolab.

Are investors shorting Ecolab?

Ecolab saw a drop in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totaling 3,130,000 shares, a drop of 11.3% from the February 13th total of 3,530,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,250,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.5 days. Currently, 1.1% of the shares of the company are short sold. 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), Exxon Mobil (XOM), AbbVie (ABBV), Mcdonald's (MCD), Walt Disney (DIS), Medtronic (MDT), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Visa (V).

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 a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.96%), Edgewood Management LLC (2.00%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.27%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (1.16%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.12%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (1.12%). 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, Jill S Wyant, Larry L Berger, Laurie M Marsh, Leslie S Biller, Michael A Hickey, Michael C Mccormick, Roberto Inchaustegui, Thomas W Handley, Timothy P Mulhere and Victoria Reich. 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Jensen Investment Management Inc., 1832 Asset Management L.P., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, State Street Corp, FMR LLC, and GW Henssler & Associates Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Alex N Blanco, Bruno Lavandier, Darrell R Brown, Douglas M Baker Jr, Elizabeth A Simermeyer, Jill S Wyant, Larry L Berger, Laurie M Marsh, Leslie S Biller, Michael C Mccormick, Timothy P Mulhere, and Victoria Reich. View insider buying and selling activity for Ecolab.

Which major investors are buying Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., AQR Capital Management LLC, and Sarasin & Partners LLP. Company insiders that have bought Ecolab stock in the last two years include Catelan Leanne, and David Maclennan. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $157.48.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $45.38 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. 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:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  673 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  563 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,236
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 3/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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