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Ecolab Stock Forecast, Price & News

$218.12
+2.21 (+1.02 %)
(As of 01/20/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$216.13
Now: $218.12
$219.43
50-Day Range
$210.77
MA: $218.79
$225.90
52-Week Range
$124.60
Now: $218.12
$231.36
Volume29,096 shs
Average Volume962,539 shs
Market Capitalization$62.26 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield0.91%
Beta1.01
Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services worldwide. The company operates through Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other segments. 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 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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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.34 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

15th out of 812 stocks

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

1st out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
CUSIP27886510
Phone1-800-232-6522
Employees50,200

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$14.91 billion
Cash Flow$9.33 per share
Book Value$30.27 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.56 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$62.26 billion
Next Earnings Date2/16/2021 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$218.12
+2.21 (+1.02 %)
(As of 01/20/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Frequently Asked Questions

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 stock has increased by 16.9% and is now trading at $218.09.
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Is Ecolab a buy right now?

18 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, 11 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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What is Thomas Greco's approval rating as Ecolab's CEO?

538 employees have rated Ecolab CEO Thomas Greco on Glassdoor.com. Thomas Greco has an approval rating of 63% among Ecolab's employees. This puts Thomas Greco in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Ecolab's next earnings date?

Ecolab is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 16th 2021.
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How can I listen to Ecolab's earnings call?

Ecolab will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 16th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 27th. The basic materials company reported $1.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.03. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.02 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. Ecolab had a negative net margin of 8.21% and a positive return on equity of 18.14%. The firm's revenue was down 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.52 EPS.
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How often does Ecolab pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ecolab?

Ecolab announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.48 per share on Friday, January 15th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.88%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 14th. This is a boost from Ecolab's previous quarterly dividend of $0.47.
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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?

18 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Ecolab's stock. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $250.00. On average, they expect Ecolab's share price to reach $201.15 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.8%.
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Are investors shorting Ecolab?

Ecolab saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 2,970,000 shares, an increase of 16.5% from the December 15th total of 2,550,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,040,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days. Currently, 1.1% of the company's shares are sold short.
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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).

Who are Ecolab's key executives?

Ecolab's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Douglas M. Baker Jr., Chairman & CEO (Age 61, Pay $3.93M)
  • Mr. Christophe Beck, Pres, COO & Director (Age 52, Pay $1.66M)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schmechel, Chief Financial Officer (Age 60, Pay $1.49M)
  • Ms. Jill S. Wyant, Exec. VP of Innovation & Transformation (Age 48, Pay $1.47M)
  • Roberto Inchaustegui, Exec. VP of Growth Initiatives (Age 64, Pay $1.17M)
  • Dr. Larry L. Berger, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 59)
  • 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 57)
  • Ms. Joanne Jirik Mullen, Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Employment Counsel

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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sarasin & Partners LLP (0.36%), Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA (0.14%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.14%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.10%), Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.07%) and Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc. (0.05%). 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 Sarasin & Partners LLP, Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., Park National Corp OH, First Hawaiian Bank, Autus Asset Management LLC, Bright Rock Capital Management LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and Boenning & Scattergood 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 DNB Asset Management AS, Ardevora Asset Management LLP, James Hambro & Partners, Bath Savings Trust Co, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Enterprise Bank & Trust Co, Capital Investment Services of America Inc., and IFM Investors Pty Ltd. 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.

What is Ecolab's stock price today?

One share of ECL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $218.09.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $62.25 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.

What is Ecolab's official website?

The official website for Ecolab is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/20/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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