NYSE:ECL - Ecolab Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$142.62 -0.54 (-0.38 %)
(As of 07/17/2018 05:57 AM ET)
Previous Close$143.16
Today's Range$142.31 - $143.41
52-Week Range$125.74 - $150.46
Volume689,900 shs
Average Volume1.06 million shs
Market Capitalization$41.30 billion
P/E Ratio29.82
Dividend Yield1.15%
Beta1
Ecolab logoEcolab 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 Ratio0.83
Current Ratio1.15
Quick Ratio0.77

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio29.82
Forward P/E Ratio26.46
P/E Growth2.1

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$13.84 billion
Price / Sales2.97
Cash Flow$7.8320 per share
Price / Cash18.21
Book Value$26.61 per share
Price / Book5.36

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.69
Net Income$1.51 billion
Net Margins10.62%
Return on Equity19.01%
Return on Assets7.09%

Miscellaneous

Employees48,400
Outstanding Shares288,520,000
Market Cap$41,304.52

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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, May 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 19th will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share on Monday, July 16th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.15%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 18th. View Ecolab's Dividend History.

How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.02. The basic materials company earned $3.47 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.38 billion. Ecolab had a return on equity of 19.01% and a net margin of 10.62%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.80 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, July, 31st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Ecolab.

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

Ecolab issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.30-5.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.35. Ecolab also updated its Q2 guidance to $1.23-1.29 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for ECL?

17 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Ecolab's stock. Their forecasts range from $117.00 to $160.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's share price to reach $144.1333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Ecolab.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ecolab?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

Who are some of Ecolab's key competitors?

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 Institutional (Age 57)
  • Mr. Christophe Beck, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Industrial (Age 50)

Has Ecolab been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about ECL stock have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.73 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are Ecolab's major shareholders?

Ecolab's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt (0.82%), Swedbank (0.39%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.14%), DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.12%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.08%) and Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.07%). Company insiders that own Ecolab stock include Bruno Lavandier, Carl M Casale, Christophe Beck, Daniel J Schmechel, 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 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 Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Bank of Montreal Can, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., YHB Investment Advisors Inc., DAVENPORT & Co LLC and Bright Rock Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Bruno Lavandier, Daniel J Schmechel, Douglas M Baker Jr, Larry L Berger, Michael A Hickey, Roberto Inchaustegui and Thomas W Handley. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ecolab.

Which major investors are buying Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Rathbone Brothers plc, Addenda Capital Inc., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Cohen Klingenstein LLC, Swedbank, IFM Investors Pty Ltd and DnB Asset Management AS. 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 $142.62.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $41.30 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.

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:  538 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  394 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  932
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 7/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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