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NYSE:ECLEcolab Stock Price, Forecast & News

$189.31
+4.90 (+2.66 %)
(As of 08/4/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$183.04
Now: $189.31
$190.60
50-Day Range
$184.41
MA: $200.84
$212.04
52-Week Range
$124.60
Now: $189.31
$231.36
Volume2.26 million shs
Average Volume1.25 million shs
Market Capitalization$54.75 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield1.02%
Beta0.95
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. The Global Institutional segment provides specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government, education, and retail industries. The Global Energy segment offers the process chemicals and water treatment needs of the petroleum and petrochemical industries in upstream and downstream applications under the Nalco Champion name. 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 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 produces and sells 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. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.07 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
CUSIP27886510
Phone1-800-232-6522

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$14.91 billion
Cash Flow$9.53 per share
Book Value$20.37 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.56 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees50,200
Market Cap$54.75 billion
Next Earnings Date11/3/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Ecolab's stock was trading at $186.58 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, ECL stock has increased by 1.5% and is now trading at $189.31.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Ecolab?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 13 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Ecolab's next earnings date?

Ecolab is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020.
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How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 28th. The basic materials company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.85 by $0.20. The basic materials company had revenue of $2.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.58 billion. Ecolab had a positive return on equity of 18.80% and a negative net margin of 6.17%. The firm's revenue was down 28.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.42 earnings per share.
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How often does Ecolab pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ecolab?

Ecolab declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 7th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.47 per share on Wednesday, July 15th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 15th.
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What price target have analysts set for ECL?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Ecolab's shares. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $230.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's stock price to reach $189.38 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.0% from the stock's current price.
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Has Ecolab been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about ECL stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a news impact score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.
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Are investors shorting Ecolab?

Ecolab saw a decrease in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 14,550,000 shares, a decrease of 15.6% from the June 15th total of 17,230,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,220,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. Currently, 5.1% of the company's 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), PepsiCo (PEP), Mcdonald's (MCD), 3M (MMM), Walt Disney (DIS), Medtronic (MDT), Visa (V), AbbVie (ABBV), Procter & Gamble (PG) and IBM (IBM).

Who are Ecolab's key executives?

Ecolab's management team includes the following 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)

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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt (1.08%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (0.77%), UBS Group AG (0.39%), Sarasin & Partners LLP (0.38%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.36%) and Comgest Global Investors S.A.S. (0.21%). Company insiders that own Ecolab stock include Alex N Blanco, Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, Bruno Lavandier, Catelan Leanne, Christophe Beck, 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 A Hickey, 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 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Robecosam AG, Comgest Global Investors S.A.S., Mcdonald Capital Investors Inc. CA, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., ProShare Advisors LLC, Huntington National Bank, and Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, Darrell R Brown, Douglas M Baker Jr, 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 UBS Group AG, Veracity Capital LLC, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc., Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Great Valley Advisor Group Inc., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., and First Trust Advisors LP. 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 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 $189.31.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $54.75 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 50,200 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 8/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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