NYSE:ECL - Ecolab Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $144.46 +0.74 (+0.51 %) (As of 07/18/2018 02:37 PM ET)Previous Close$143.98Today's Range$143.52 - $144.5552-Week Range$125.74 - $150.46Volume13,714 shsAverage Volume972,708 shsMarket Capitalization$41.15 billionP/E Ratio30.76Dividend Yield1.15%Beta1 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart 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 Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals SectorBasic Materials SymbolNYSE:ECL CUSIP27886510 Webwww.ecolab.com Phone1-800-232-6522 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.83 Current Ratio1.15 Quick Ratio0.77 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio30.76 Forward P/E Ratio26.80 P/E Growth2.1 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$13.84 billion Price / Sales3.01 Cash Flow$7.9636 per share Price / Cash18.14 Book Value$26.61 per share Price / Book5.43 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.69 Net Income$1.51 billion Net Margins10.62% Return on Equity19.01% Return on Assets7.09% Miscellaneous Employees48,400 Outstanding Shares288,520,000Market Cap$41,148.79 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, May 3rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 19th will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share on Monday, July 16th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 18th. View Ecolab's Dividend History. How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter? Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.02. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.38 billion. Ecolab had a net margin of 10.62% and a return on equity of 19.01%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.80 earnings per share. View Ecolab's Earnings History. When is Ecolab's next earnings date? Ecolab is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July, 31st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Ecolab. What guidance has Ecolab issued on next quarter's earnings? Ecolab updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 1st. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.30-5.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.35. Ecolab also updated its Q2 guidance to $1.23-1.29 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ECL? 17 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Ecolab's stock. Their forecasts range from $117.00 to $160.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's share price to reach $144.1333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings 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 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." Who are some of Ecolab's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ecolab include Procter & Gamble (PG), Unilever (UN), UNILEVER N.V. Common Stock (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 Institutional (Age 57)Mr. Christophe Beck, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Industrial (Age 50) Has Ecolab been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about ECL stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.60 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are Ecolab's major shareholders? Ecolab's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Jensen Investment Management Inc. (0.90%), Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt (0.82%), Swedbank (0.39%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.14%), DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.12%) and Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.11%). Company insiders that own Ecolab stock include Bruno Lavandier, Carl M Casale, Christophe Beck, Daniel J Schmechel, 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 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 Jensen Investment Management Inc., Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Bank of Montreal Can, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., YHB Investment Advisors Inc. and DAVENPORT & Co LLC. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Bruno Lavandier, Daniel J Schmechel, Douglas M Baker Jr, Larry L Berger, Michael A Hickey, Roberto Inchaustegui and Thomas W Handley. 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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Rathbone Brothers plc, Addenda Capital Inc., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Cohen Klingenstein LLC, Swedbank, IFM Investors Pty Ltd and DnB Asset Management AS. 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 $144.09. How big of a company is Ecolab? Ecolab has a market capitalization of $41.15 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. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 538 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 394 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 932MarketBeat'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 7/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How do investors use RSI to grade stocks?