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NYSE:ECL

Ecolab Stock Forecast, Price & News

$209.33
-1.93 (-0.91 %)
(As of 01/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$209.07
Now: $209.33
$212.04
50-Day Range
$210.77
MA: $217.48
$225.90
52-Week Range
$124.60
Now: $209.33
$231.36
Volume757,113 shs
Average Volume900,567 shs
Market Capitalization$59.75 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield0.91%
Beta1.01
Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services worldwide. 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 provides 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. Ecolab has partnership with Sigma Analytical to produce cannabis products. 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

17th out of 814 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
Employees45,000
Year FoundedN/A

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$14.91 billion
Cash Flow$8.96 per share
Book Value$30.27 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.56 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$59.75 billion
Next Earnings Date2/16/2021 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$209.33
-1.93 (-0.91 %)
(As of 01/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Ecolab's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Ecolab's stock was trading at $186.58 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, ECL shares have increased by 12.2% and is now trading at $209.33.
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Is Ecolab a buy right now?

18 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 11 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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 Christophe Beck's approval rating as Ecolab's CEO?

8 employees have rated Ecolab CEO Christophe Beck on Glassdoor.com. Christophe Beck has an approval rating of 100% among Ecolab's employees. This puts Christophe Beck in the top 10% 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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 27th. The basic materials company reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the 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 positive trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.14% and a negative net margin of 8.21%. Ecolab's revenue for the quarter was down 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $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 dividend yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Ecolab's shares. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $250.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's stock price to reach $201.15 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.9%.
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Are investors shorting Ecolab?

Ecolab saw a increase in short interest in 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 currently 2.9 days. Approximately 1.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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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., Exec. Chairman (Age 62, Pay $3.93M)
  • Mr. Christophe Beck, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53, Pay $1.66M)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schmechel, Chief Financial Officer (Age 61, Pay $1.49M)
  • Ms. Jill S. Wyant, Exec. VP of Innovation & Transformation (Age 49, Pay $1.47M)
  • Dr. Larry L. Berger, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 60)
  • 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 58)
  • Ms. Joanne Jirik Mullen, Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Employment Counsel
  • Ms. Elizabeth A. Simermeyer, Exec. VP of Global Marketing, Communications & Life Sciences (Age 56)

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Sarasin & Partners LLP (0.36%), Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA (0.14%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.14%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.13%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.10%) and Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.10%). 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, New York State Teachers Retirement System, Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., Park National Corp OH, First Hawaiian Bank, Avantax Advisory Services Inc., Strs Ohio, and Autus Asset Management LLC. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Liberty Capital Management Inc., International Assets Investment Management LLC, James Hambro & Partners, Pendal Group Limited, and Riverbridge Partners LLC. 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 $209.33.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $59.75 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 45,000 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 1/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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