NYSE:ECL - Ecolab Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $175.15 +0.68 (+0.39 %) (As of 03/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$174.47Today's Range$173.70 - $174.9852-Week Range$132.25 - $182.19Volume1.22 million shsAverage Volume1.07 million shsMarket Capitalization$50.42 billionP/E Ratio33.36Dividend Yield1.05%Beta0.89 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive ECL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ECL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry N/A Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals SectorBasic Materials Current SymbolNYSE:ECL Previous Symbol CUSIP27886510 CIK31462 Webwww.ecolab.com Phone1-800-232-6522Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.78 Current Ratio1.27 Quick Ratio0.85Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio33.36 Forward P/E Ratio29.64 P/E Growth2.31 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$14.67 billion Price / Sales3.44 Cash Flow$8.7751 per share Price / Cash Flow19.96 Book Value$27.88 per share Price / Book6.28Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.25 Net Income$1.43 billion Net Margins9.74% Return on Equity19.44% Return on Assets7.67%Miscellaneous Employees48,400 Outstanding Shares287,853,000Market Cap$50.42 billion Next Earnings Date5/7/2019 (Estimated) 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share on Monday, April 15th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 18th. View Ecolab's Dividend History. How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter? Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 19th. The basic materials company reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $1.54. The basic materials company earned $3.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.76 billion. Ecolab had a net margin of 9.74% and a return on equity of 19.44%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.38 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, May 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ecolab. What guidance has Ecolab issued on next quarter's earnings? Ecolab updated 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Ecolab's shares. Their forecasts range from $123.00 to $210.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's stock price to reach $163.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.9%. 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 10 hold ratings and 4 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 been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news 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 media sentiment score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Ecolab's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ecolab include DowDuPont (DWDP), BP (BP), BHP Group (BHP), Linde (LIN), BHP Group (BHP), Rio Tinto (RIO), Suncor Energy (SU), Basf (BASFY), Vale (VALE), Basf (BAS), GLENCORE PLC/ADR (GLNCY), Tc Pipelines (TRP), AIR LIQUIDE/ADR (AIQUY), Rio Tinto (RIO) and SHOWA DENKO KK/ADR (SHWDY). 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), Visa (V), Starbucks (SBUX), General Electric (GE), Netflix (NFLX), Alibaba Group (BABA), United Technologies (UTX), Walt Disney (DIS), Alphabet (GOOG) and PepsiCo (PEP). 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors 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 Angela M Busch, 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, 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 Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, Christophe Beck, Daniel J Schmechel, 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, Norges Bank, 1832 Asset Management L.P., BlackRock Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Geode Capital Management LLC and CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC. 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 $175.15. How big of a company is Ecolab? Ecolab has a market capitalization of $50.42 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 48,400 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 596 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 468 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,064MarketBeat'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 3/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is Liquidity?