NYSE:ECL - Ecolab Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $150.25 +0.22 (+0.15 %) (As of 01/16/2019 03:44 PM ET)Previous Close$150.03Today's Range$149.71 - $151.1352-Week Range$125.74 - $162.91Volume26,498 shsAverage Volume1.08 million shsMarket Capitalization$42.97 billionP/E Ratio32.03Dividend Yield1.24%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. engages in the provision of products and services in the field of water, hygiene, and energy. It operates through the following segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other. The Global Industrial segment provides water treatment and process applications for industrial customers; and cleaning and sanitizing solutions for the food and beverage, and textile care industries. The Global Institutional segment specializes in cleaning and sanitizing products among foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government, education, and retail markets. The Global Energy segment serves the exploration, production, and process chemical and water treatment needs of the petroleum and petrochemical industries. The Other segment refers to pest elimination and kitchen equipment repair and maintenance in restaurants, hotels, quick service restaurants, and other customers. The company was founded by Merritt J. Osborn in 1923 and is headquartered in St. Paul, MN. 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 Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals SectorBasic Materials Current SymbolNYSE:ECL Previous Symbol CUSIP27886510 Webwww.ecolab.com Phone1-800-232-6522Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.79 Current Ratio1.34 Quick Ratio0.90Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio32.03 Forward P/E Ratio28.62 P/E Growth1.97 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$13.84 billion Price / Sales3.14 Cash Flow$7.9413 per share Price / Cash Flow18.92 Book Value$26.61 per share Price / Book5.65Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.69 Net Income$1.51 billion Net Margins10.99% Return on Equity19.13% Return on Assets7.47%Miscellaneous Employees48,400 Outstanding Shares288,870,000Market Cap$42.97 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 1.22%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 17th. This is a positive change 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) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The basic materials company reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.53. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.74 billion. Ecolab had a net margin of 10.99% and a return on equity of 19.13%. The business's revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.37 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, February 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ecolab. How can I listen to Ecolab's earnings call? Ecolab will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 19th at 1:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link. What guidance has Ecolab issued on next quarter's earnings? Ecolab issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.20-5.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.36. Ecolab also updated its Q4 guidance to $1.49-1.59 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ECL? 16 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Ecolab's shares. Their predictions range from $123.00 to $180.00. On average, they expect Ecolab's share price to reach $152.9286 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ecolab. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ecolab? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 7 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 stories about ECL stock have trended somewhat negative on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a daily sentiment score of -1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat 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: Douglas M. Baker, Chairman & Chief Executive OfficerThomas W. Handley, President & Chief Operating OfficerDaniel J. Schmechel, Chief Financial Officer & TreasurerLarry L. Berger, Chief Technical Officer & Executive VPAnil Arcalgud, Executive VP & Chief Information Officer Who are Ecolab's major shareholders? Ecolab's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.12%), Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC (0.11%), Alta Capital Management LLC (0.07%), Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.07%), Dudley & Shanley Inc. (0.05%) and Capital Investment Services of America Inc. (0.04%). 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 Retirement Systems of Alabama, Alta Capital Management LLC, Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, YHB Investment Advisors Inc., QCI Asset Management Inc. NY, Sit Investment Associates Inc. and Chesley Taft & Associates 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, First Hawaiian Bank, Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC, Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO, Dubuque Bank & Trust Co., SL Advisors LLC, First United Bank Trust and Virtu Financial 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 $150.23. How big of a company is Ecolab? Ecolab has a market capitalization of $42.97 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 48,400 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: 587 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 457 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,044MarketBeat'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 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What impact do institutional investors have on markets?