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NYSE:ECLEcolab Stock Price, Forecast & News

$204.59
+4.09 (+2.04 %)
(As of 05/26/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$202.20
Now: $204.59
$207.94
50-Day Range
$147.26
MA: $186.32
$204.89
52-Week Range
$124.60
Now: $204.59
$211.24
Volume5.44 million shs
Average Volume1.69 million shs
Market Capitalization$59.17 billion
P/E Ratio38.67
Dividend Yield0.94%
Beta0.99
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: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.28 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIP27886510
Phone1-800-232-6522

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$14.91 billion
Cash Flow$9.48 per share
Book Value$30.27 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.56 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees50,200
Market Cap$59.17 billion
Next Earnings Date8/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Ecolab's stock was trading at $186.58 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, ECL stock has increased by 9.7% and is now trading at $204.59. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Ecolab?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Ecolab.

When is Ecolab's next earnings date?

Ecolab is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 4th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Ecolab.

How were Ecolab's earnings last quarter?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 28th. The basic materials company reported $1.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.06 by $0.07. The basic materials company earned $3.58 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.49 billion. Ecolab had a return on equity of 20.12% and a net margin of 10.32%. Ecolab's revenue was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.03 EPS. View Ecolab's earnings history.

How often does Ecolab pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ecolab?

Ecolab declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 7th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 16th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share on Wednesday, July 15th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 15th. View Ecolab's dividend history.

What guidance has Ecolab issued on next quarter's earnings?

Ecolab updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, March, 18th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.05-1.13 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.09.

What price target have analysts set for ECL?

14 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Ecolab's shares. Their forecasts range from $152.00 to $230.00. On average, they expect Ecolab's share price to reach $186.83 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.7%. View analysts' price targets for Ecolab.

Has Ecolab been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about ECL stock has been trending extremely negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing 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 closest to five being the most favorable. Ecolab earned a media sentiment score of -4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutEcolab.

Are investors shorting Ecolab?

Ecolab saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 3,480,000 shares, an increase of 5.5% from the April 15th total of 3,300,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,690,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days. Approximately 1.2% of the company's stock are short sold. View Ecolab's Current Options Chain.

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), PepsiCo (PEP), Mcdonald's (MCD), 3M (MMM), Walt Disney (DIS), Medtronic (MDT), Visa (V), AbbVie (ABBV), Procter & Gamble (PG) and IBM (IBM).

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.60%), State Street Corp (3.85%), Wellington Management Group LLP (2.18%), Edgewood Management LLC (2.02%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (1.95%) and Morgan Stanley (1.76%). Company insiders that own Ecolab stock include Alex N Blanco, Angela M Busch, Arthur J Higgins, Bruno Lavandier, Catelan Leanne, Christophe Beck, 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 A Hickey, Michael C Mccormick, Roberto Inchaustegui, Thomas W Handley, Timothy P Mulhere and Victoria Reich. 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 Alliancebernstein L.P., BlackRock Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, State Street Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, and Royal London Asset Management Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Ecolab company stock in the last year include Alex N Blanco, Angela M Busch, Darrell R Brown, Douglas M Baker Jr, Jerome Charton, Jill S Wyant, Larry L Berger, Laurie M Marsh, Leslie S Biller, Michael C Mccormick, Timothy P Mulhere, and Victoria Reich. View insider buying and selling activity for Ecolab.

Which major investors are buying Ecolab stock?

ECL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, Wellington Management Group LLP, Girard Partners LTD., Morgan Stanley, Advisor Group Holdings Inc., Franklin Resources Inc., Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, and Swiss National Bank. Company insiders that have bought Ecolab stock in the last two years include Catelan Leanne, and David Maclennan. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Ecolab's stock price today?

One share of ECL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $204.59.

How big of a company is Ecolab?

Ecolab has a market capitalization of $59.17 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 5/27/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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