NYSE:ECL - Ecolab Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $173.38 -2.44 (-1.39 %) (As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$173.38Today's Range$172.8701 - $175.4652-Week Range$132.25 - $182.19Volume831,047 shsAverage Volume1.07 million shsMarket Capitalization$50.00 billionP/E Ratio33.02Dividend 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 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. 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 CIK31462 Webwww.ecolab.com Phone1-800-232-6522Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.78 Current Ratio1.27 Quick Ratio0.85Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio33.02 Forward P/E Ratio29.34 P/E Growth2.37 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$14.67 billion Price / Sales3.41 Cash Flow$8.4493 per share Price / Cash Flow20.52 Book Value$27.88 per share Price / Book6.22Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.25 Net Income$1.43 billion Net Margins9.74% Return on Equity19.44% Return on Assets7.67%Miscellaneous Employees49,000 Outstanding Shares288,370,000Market Cap$50.00 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 announced 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 18th. View Ecolab's Dividend History. How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter? Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 19th. The basic materials company reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.54. The basic materials company had revenue of $3.76 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.76 billion. Ecolab had a return on equity of 19.44% and a net margin of 9.74%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.38 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, May 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ecolab. What guidance has Ecolab issued on next quarter's earnings? Ecolab issued an update on 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 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Ecolab's stock. Their forecasts range from $123.00 to $210.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's share price to reach $163.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.0%. 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 coverage about ECL stock has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. 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). 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), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS) and Alphabet (GOOG). 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. Timothy P. Mulhere, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Institutional (Age 56)Mr. Darrell R. Brown, Exec. VP & Pres of Energy Services (Age 55) Who are Ecolab's major shareholders? Ecolab's stock is owned by a variety 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 major 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, 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 acquired 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 $173.38. How big of a company is Ecolab? Ecolab has a market capitalization of $50.00 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 49,000 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: 2.8 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 597 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 469 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,066MarketBeat'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 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What Does a Sell-Side Analyst Rating Mean?