NYSE:ECL - Ecolab Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$159.36 +1.05 (+0.66 %)
(As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$158.31
Today's Range$156.49 - $159.6650
52-Week Range$125.74 - $160.61
Volume977,835 shs
Average Volume1.20 million shs
Market Capitalization$45.50 billion
P/E Ratio33.98
Dividend Yield1.05%
Beta0.87
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.

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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
Phone1-800-232-6522

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.79
Current Ratio1.34
Quick Ratio0.90

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio33.98
Forward P/E Ratio30.24
P/E Growth2.34

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$13.84 billion
Price / Sales3.33
Cash Flow$7.9561 per share
Price / Cash20.03
Book Value$27.64 per share
Price / Book5.77

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.69
Net Income$1.51 billion
Net Margins10.99%
Return on Equity19.13%
Return on Assets7.47%

Miscellaneous

Employees48,000
Outstanding Shares288,870,000
Market Cap$45.50 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 18th will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 17th. View Ecolab's Dividend History.

How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The basic materials company reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.53. The basic materials company earned $3.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.74 billion. Ecolab had a net margin of 10.99% and a return on equity of 19.13%. Ecolab's revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business 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.

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 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 stock. Their predictions range from $123.00 to $180.00. On average, they expect Ecolab's share price to reach $152.9286 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.0%. 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 6 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Ecolab.

Has Ecolab been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about ECL stock have trended negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. 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 news impact score of -2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Ecolab's key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Ecolab include Procter & Gamble (PG), Unilever (UN), Unilever (UL), Church & Dwight (CHD) and Stepan (SCL).

Who are Ecolab's key executives?

Ecolab's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Douglas M. Baker Jr., Chairman & CEO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Thomas W. R. Handley, Pres & COO (Age 63)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schmechel, CFO & Treasurer (Age 58)
  • Mr. Michael A. Hickey, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Enterprise Efficiency (Age 57)
  • Mr. Christophe Beck, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Industrial (Age 50)

Who are Ecolab's major shareholders?

Ecolab's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.53%), Edgewood Management LLC (2.34%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.33%), C WorldWide Group Holding A S (1.18%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.15%) and Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.81%). 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, 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 major investors are selling Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Winslow Capital Management LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, FMR LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Cantillon Capital Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Epoch Investment Partners Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Arthur J Higgins, Bruno Lavandier, Christophe Beck, Daniel J Schmechel, Darrell R Brown, Douglas M Baker Jr, Larry L Berger, Michael A Hickey, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Edgewood Management LLC, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, AustralianSuper Pty Ltd, Robecosam AG, AQR Capital Management LLC and GW&K Investment Management 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 $159.36.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $45.50 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 48,000 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:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  582 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  439 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,021
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 11/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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