Ecolab Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:ECL)

$195.83
-0.23 (-0.12 %)
(As of 09/24/2019 05:45 AM ET)
Today's Range
$195.22
Now: $195.83
$196.65
50-Day Range
$191.79
MA: $202.45
$208.35
52-Week Range
$135.77
Now: $195.83
$209.87
Volume541,485 shs
Average Volume1.12 million shs
Market Capitalization$56.35 billion
P/E Ratio35.52
Dividend Yield0.94%
Beta0.81
Ecolab Inc provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services worldwide. The company operates through Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other segments. The 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, transportation, chemical, primary metals and mining, power generation, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, and commercial laundry. Read More…

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$14.67 billion
Cash Flow$8.5590 per share
Book Value$27.88 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.43 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees49,000
Market Cap$56.35 billion
Next Earnings Date10/29/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 17th will be given a dividend of $0.46 per share on Tuesday, October 15th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, September 16th. View Ecolab's Dividend History.

How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 30th. The basic materials company reported $1.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.41 by $0.01. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.76 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.79 billion. Ecolab had a net margin of 10.12% and a return on equity of 19.81%. Ecolab's revenue was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.27 EPS. 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 29th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ecolab.

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

Ecolab updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 30th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.80-6.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.90.

What price target have analysts set for ECL?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Ecolab's shares. Their predictions range from $162.00 to $222.00. On average, they expect Ecolab's share price to reach $193.1429 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.4%. View Analyst Price Targets 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 11 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?

Media coverage about ECL stock has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a media sentiment score of -1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Ecolab.

Are investors shorting Ecolab?

Ecolab saw a drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,149,700 shares, a drop of 6.0% from the July 31st total of 4,416,400 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,170,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.5 days. Approximately 1.5% of the company's stock are short sold. View Ecolab's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Ecolab's key competitors?

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

What other stocks do shareholders of Ecolab own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ecolab investors own include Netflix (NFLX), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Visa (V), PepsiCo (PEP), 3M (MMM), Alibaba Group (BABA), Alphabet (GOOG), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Walt Disney (DIS) and Edwards Lifesciences (EW).

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. Timothy P. Mulhere, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Institutional (Age 56)
  • Mr. Darrell R. Brown, Exec. VP & Pres of Energy Services (Age 55)

Who are Ecolab's major shareholders?

Ecolab's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.89%), BlackRock Inc. (6.14%), BlackRock Inc. (6.14%), Morgan Stanley (2.57%), Edgewood Management LLC (2.27%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.24%). Company insiders that own Ecolab stock include Alex N Blanco, Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, Bruno Lavandier, Christophe Beck, Daniel J Schmechel, Darrell R Brown, David Maclennan, Douglas M Baker Jr, Elizabeth A Simermeyer, Jeffrey M Ettinger, Jill S Wyant, Larry L Berger, Laurie M Marsh, Leslie S Biller, Michael A Hickey, Roberto Inchaustegui, 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 Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Impax Asset Management Group plc, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Jensen Investment Management Inc., Congress Asset Management Co. MA, Sterling Capital Management LLC, Comgest Global Investors S.A.S. and C WorldWide Group Holding A S. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Alex N Blanco, Angela M Busch, Bruno Lavandier, Daniel J Schmechel, Darrell R Brown, Douglas M Baker Jr, Elizabeth A Simermeyer, Jill S Wyant, Larry L Berger, Laurie M Marsh, Leslie S Biller, 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 Morgan Stanley, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC, BlackRock Inc., BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Mirova and California Public Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have bought Ecolab stock in the last two years include 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ecolab's stock price today?

One share of ECL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $195.83.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $56.35 billion and generates $14.67 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $1.43 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.25 on an earnings per share basis. Ecolab employs 49,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Ecolab.

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:  630 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  509 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,139
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 9/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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