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

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$167.31 +3.83 (+2.34 %)
(As of 02/20/2019 02:23 AM ET)
Previous Close$163.48
Today's Range$163.50 - $168.32
52-Week Range$127.23 - $168.32
Volume2.01 million shs
Average Volume1.04 million shs
Market Capitalization$48.33 billion
P/E Ratio35.67
Dividend Yield1.13%
Beta0.89
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

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$13.84 billion
Cash Flow$8.0865 per share
Book Value$26.61 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.51 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees48,000
Market Cap$48.33 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share on Tuesday, January 15th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 17th. This is an increase from Ecolab's previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. View Ecolab's Dividend History.

How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 19th. The basic materials company reported $1.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.54. The basic materials company earned $3.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.76 billion. Ecolab had a return on equity of 19.13% and a net margin of 10.99%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.38 EPS. View Ecolab's Earnings History.

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

Ecolab issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 19th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.80-6.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.93. Ecolab also updated its Q1 guidance to $0.98-1.06 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for ECL?

14 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Ecolab's shares. Their predictions range from $123.00 to $210.00. On average, they expect Ecolab's stock price to reach $158.0769 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.5%. View Analyst Price Targets for Ecolab.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ecolab?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Ecolab.

Has Ecolab been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about ECL stock have trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a news sentiment score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news 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 term.

Who are some of Ecolab's key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Ecolab include Unilever (UN), Unilever (UL), Church & Dwight (CHD), Stepan (SCL) and SYMRISE AG/ADR (SYIEY).

Who are Ecolab's key executives?

Ecolab's management team includes the folowing 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. Michael A. Hickey, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Institutional (Age 58)
  • Mr. Christophe Beck, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Industrial (Age 51)

Who are Ecolab's major shareholders?

Ecolab's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.76%), Bank of America Corp DE (1.54%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.44%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.41%), Northern Trust Corp (1.10%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.06%). 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, Leslie S Biller, 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 Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Fiera Capital Corp, Jensen Investment Management Inc., TD Asset Management Inc., Mairs & Power INC, WMS Partners LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama and Alta Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Arthur J Higgins, Christophe Beck, Darrell R Brown, Douglas M Baker Jr, Larry L Berger, Leslie S Biller, Michael A Hickey, Roberto Inchaustegui, Timothy P Mulhere and Victoria Reich. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ecolab.

Which institutional investors are buying Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, 1832 Asset Management L.P., BlackRock Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Geode Capital Management LLC, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.. 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 $167.31.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $48.33 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:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  591 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  463 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,054
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This page was last updated on 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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