NYSE:ECL - Ecolab Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$148.52 +0.05 (+0.03 %)
(As of 10/18/2018 05:25 AM ET)
Previous Close$148.47
Today's Range$147.38 - $149.26
52-Week Range$125.74 - $159.92
Volume1.27 million shs
Average Volume1.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$45.29 billion
P/E Ratio31.67
Dividend Yield1.12%
Beta0.95
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
SymbolNYSE:ECL
CUSIP27886510
Phone1-800-232-6522

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.80
Current Ratio1.27
Quick Ratio0.84

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio31.67
Forward P/E Ratio27.66
P/E Growth2.28

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$13.84 billion
Price / Sales3.10
Cash Flow$7.4483 per share
Price / Cash19.94
Book Value$26.61 per share
Price / Book5.58

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.69
Net Income$1.51 billion
Net Margins10.83%
Return on Equity18.96%
Return on Assets7.25%

Miscellaneous

Employees48,000
Outstanding Shares288,900,000
Market Cap$45.29 billion

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. Investors 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.10%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 17th. View Ecolab's Dividend History.

How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 31st. The basic materials company reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.27. The basic materials company earned $3.69 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.69 billion. Ecolab had a net margin of 10.83% and a return on equity of 18.96%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.13 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, October 30th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Ecolab.

How can I listen to Ecolab's earnings call?

Ecolab will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, October 30th at 1:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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

Ecolab issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 31st. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.30-5.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.37.

What price target have analysts set for ECL?

16 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Ecolab's stock. Their predictions range from $140.00 to $180.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's share price to reach $149.9286 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.9% from the stock's current price. 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 7 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Ecolab.

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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Swedbank (0.38%), Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY (0.18%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.14%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.12%), DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.12%) and Alta Capital Management LLC (0.11%). 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 major investors are selling Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Factory Mutual Insurance Co., PGGM Investments, Swedbank, Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY, Riverbridge Partners LLC, Investment House LLC, Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC and Davis R M 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 major investors are buying Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Barometer Capital Management Inc., First Hawaiian Bank, Alta Capital Management LLC, Gardiner Nancy B, United Capital Management of KS Inc., Rathbone Brothers plc and Personal Capital Advisors Corp. 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 $148.52.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $45.29 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 48,000 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  573 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  428 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,001
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This page was last updated on 10/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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