NYSE:ECL - Ecolab Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $158.31 +1.39 (+0.89 %) (As of 11/15/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$156.92Today's Range$155.5727 - $158.6952-Week Range$125.74 - $160.61Volume845,373 shsAverage Volume1.20 million shsMarket Capitalization$45.64 billionP/E Ratio33.75Dividend Yield1.04%Beta0.87 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for customers worldwide. The company operates through Global Industrial, Global Institutional, and Global Energy segments. The Global Industrial segment provides water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions primarily to large industrial customers within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, mining and primary metals, power generation, pulp and paper, and commercial laundry industries. The Global Institutional segment offers specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government and education, and retail industries. The Global Energy segment provides the process chemicals and water treatment needs of the petroleum and petrochemical industries in upstream and downstream applications. The company also 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; and equipment repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance services for the commercial food service industry. Ecolab Inc. sells its products through field sales personnel, corporate account personnel, distributors, and dealers. Ecolab Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. Receive ECL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ECL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals SectorBasic Materials Current SymbolNYSE:ECL Previous Symbol CUSIP27886510 Webwww.ecolab.com Phone1-800-232-6522 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.79 Current Ratio1.34 Quick Ratio0.90 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio33.75 Forward P/E Ratio30.04 P/E Growth2.35 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$13.84 billion Price / Sales3.30 Cash Flow$7.8761 per share Price / Cash20.10 Book Value$27.64 per share Price / Book5.73 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.69 Net Income$1.51 billion Net Margins10.99% Return on Equity19.13% Return on Assets7.47% Miscellaneous Employees48,400 Outstanding Shares288,870,000Market Cap$45.64 billion OptionableOptionable 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 18th will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.04%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 17th. View Ecolab's Dividend History. How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter? Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The basic materials company reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.53. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.74 billion. Ecolab had a return on equity of 19.13% and a net margin of 10.99%. Ecolab's revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.37 EPS. 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 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ecolab. What guidance has Ecolab issued on next quarter's earnings? Ecolab updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 30th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.20-5.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.36. Ecolab also updated its Q4 guidance to $1.49-1.59 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ECL? 16 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Ecolab's stock. Their predictions range from $123.00 to $180.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's stock price to reach $152.9286 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Ecolab. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ecolab? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Ecolab. Has Ecolab been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about ECL stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news 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 daily sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Ecolab's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ecolab include Procter & Gamble (PG), Unilever (UN), Unilever (UL), Church & Dwight (CHD) and Stepan (SCL). Who are Ecolab's key executives? Ecolab's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Douglas M. Baker Jr., Chairman & CEO (Age 59)Mr. Thomas W. R. Handley, Pres & COO (Age 63)Mr. Daniel J. Schmechel, CFO & Treasurer (Age 58)Mr. Michael A. Hickey, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Enterprise Efficiency (Age 57)Mr. Christophe Beck, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Industrial (Age 50) Who are Ecolab's major shareholders? Ecolab's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.53%), Edgewood Management LLC (2.34%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.33%), C WorldWide Group Holding A S (1.18%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.15%) and Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.81%). Company insiders that own Ecolab stock include Arthur J Higgins, Bruno Lavandier, Carl M Casale, Christophe Beck, Daniel J Schmechel, Darrell R Brown, David Maclennan, Douglas M Baker Jr, Jeffrey M Ettinger, Jerry W Levin, Larry L Berger, Michael A Hickey, Roberto Inchaustegui, Stephen M Taylor, 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 Winslow Capital Management LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, FMR LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Cantillon Capital Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Epoch Investment Partners Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Arthur J Higgins, Bruno Lavandier, Christophe Beck, Daniel J Schmechel, Darrell R Brown, Douglas M Baker Jr, Larry L Berger, Michael A Hickey, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Edgewood Management LLC, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, AustralianSuper Pty Ltd, Robecosam AG, AQR Capital Management LLC and GW&K Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Ecolab stock in the last two years include Carl M Casale, 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Ecolab's stock price today? One share of ECL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $158.31. How big of a company is Ecolab? Ecolab has a market capitalization of $45.64 billion and generates $13.84 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $1.51 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.69 on an earnings per share basis. Ecolab employs 48,400 workers across the globe. 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: 2.9 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 582 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 439 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,021MarketBeat'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. 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