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Ecolab Stock Forecast, Price & News

$199.16
+0.69 (+0.35 %)
(As of 09/22/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$198.45
Now: $199.16
$200.46
50-Day Range
$184.41
MA: $199.00
$209.18
52-Week Range
$124.60
Now: $199.16
$231.36
Volume911,402 shs
Average Volume2.39 million shs
Market Capitalization$56.84 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield0.95%
Beta0.94
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: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.74 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$9.02 per share
Book Value$30.27 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.56 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees50,200
Market Cap$56.84 billion
Next Earnings Date11/3/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$199.16
+0.69 (+0.35 %)
(As of 09/22/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Ecolab's stock was trading at $186.58 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, ECL shares have increased by 6.7% and is now trading at $199.16.
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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) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 28th. The basic materials company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.20. The basic materials company earned $2.69 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.58 billion. Ecolab had a negative net margin of 6.17% and a positive return on equity of 18.80%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 28.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.42 earnings per share.
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How often does Ecolab pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ecolab?

Ecolab announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 6th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share on Thursday, October 15th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 14th.
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What price target have analysts set for ECL?

17 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Ecolab's stock. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $230.00. On average, they anticipate Ecolab's stock price to reach $188.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.4%.
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Are investors shorting Ecolab?

Ecolab saw a increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 3,520,000 shares, an increase of 8.6% from the August 15th total of 3,240,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,360,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.6 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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), Intel (INTC), PepsiCo (PEP), AbbVie (ABBV), Walt Disney (DIS), Mcdonald's (MCD), Visa (V), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Medtronic (MDT) and AT&T (T).

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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.67%), BlackRock Inc. (6.79%), Bank of America Corp DE (1.50%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.12%), Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt (1.08%) and FMR LLC (0.92%). Company insiders that own Ecolab stock include Alex N Blanco, Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, Bruno Lavandier, Catelan Leanne, 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 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 Vanguard Group Inc., C WorldWide Group Holding A S, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC, Toronto Dominion Bank, Bank of America Corp DE, Barclays PLC, and Cibc World Markets Corp. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nordea Investment Management AB, BlackRock Inc., UBS Group AG, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, WCM Investment Management LLC, FMR LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, and Veracity Capital LLC. 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 $199.16.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $56.84 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 9/23/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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