Ecolab (ECL) Competitors

$219.68
+0.37 (+0.17%)
(As of 04/23/2024 ET)

ECL vs. VNTRQ, VNTR, FCX, VALE, APD, NEM, RIO, NUE, SCCO, and DOW

Should you be buying Ecolab stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Ecolab include Venator Materials (VNTRQ), Venator Materials (VNTR), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Vale (VALE), Air Products and Chemicals (APD), Newmont (NEM), Rio Tinto Group (RIO), Nucor (NUE), Southern Copper (SCCO), and DOW (DOW). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

Ecolab vs.

Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTRQ) and Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, community ranking and dividends.

Venator Materials has a beta of 1.68, indicating that its share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ecolab has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Ecolab received 728 more outperform votes than Venator Materials when rated by MarketBeat users.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Venator MaterialsN/AN/A
EcolabOutperform Votes
728
64.94%
Underperform Votes
393
35.06%

Ecolab has higher revenue and earnings than Venator Materials. Venator Materials is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ecolab, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Venator Materials$2.17B31.51-$188M-$3.28-195.12
Ecolab$15.32B4.10$1.37B$4.7945.86

Ecolab has a consensus price target of $230.47, indicating a potential upside of 4.91%. Given Venator Materials' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ecolab is more favorable than Venator Materials.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Venator Materials
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
Ecolab
0 Sell rating(s)
11 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.39

In the previous week, Ecolab had 10 more articles in the media than Venator Materials. MarketBeat recorded 11 mentions for Ecolab and 1 mentions for Venator Materials. Venator Materials' average media sentiment score of 1.13 beat Ecolab's score of 0.00 indicating that Ecolab is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Venator Materials
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Ecolab
8 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

0.5% of Venator Materials shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.9% of Ecolab shares are held by institutional investors. 41.7% of Venator Materials shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Ecolab shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Ecolab has a net margin of 8.96% compared to Ecolab's net margin of -18.19%. Venator Materials' return on equity of 19.36% beat Ecolab's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Venator Materials-18.19% -47.15% -8.22%
Ecolab 8.96%19.36%6.91%

Summary

Ecolab beats Venator Materials on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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ECL vs. The Competition

MetricEcolabSoap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$62.81B$118.19B$2.83B$17.44B
Dividend Yield1.05%1.83%5.36%3.59%
P/E Ratio45.8626.01137.7725.24
Price / Sales4.103.17917,148.0010.31
Price / Cash25.7420.6123.2214.95
Price / Book7.765.523.545.01
Net Income$1.37B$4.20B$175.48M$963.00M
7 Day Performance-0.30%2.49%-0.27%2.05%
1 Month Performance-4.18%-2.73%12.69%-1.85%
1 Year Performance32.66%3.58%147.91%96.00%

Ecolab Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
VNTRQ
Venator Materials
0 of 5 stars
$640.00
flat
N/AN/A$68.48B$2.17B-195.123,400News Coverage
Gap Down
VNTR
Venator Materials
0 of 5 stars
$640.00
flat
N/AN/A$68.48B$2.17B-367.823,685
FCX
Freeport-McMoRan
4.1138 of 5 stars
$48.00
-1.9%
$49.23
+2.6%
+21.0%$68.85B$22.86B37.8027,200Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
VALE
Vale
4.0332 of 5 stars
$12.21
+0.1%
$16.67
+36.6%
-14.5%$54.72B$41.78B6.6764,516
APD
Air Products and Chemicals
4.7787 of 5 stars
$233.78
-0.2%
$276.36
+18.2%
-19.5%$51.97B$12.60B22.3123,000Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Upgrade
NEM
Newmont
4.8604 of 5 stars
$37.71
+0.7%
$50.91
+35.0%
-20.8%$43.47B$11.81B-15.8421,700Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
RIO
Rio Tinto Group
1.5618 of 5 stars
$66.63
-0.8%
$72.00
+8.1%
+3.2%$83.45B$54.04B0.0057,000Gap Down
NUE
Nucor
4.2897 of 5 stars
$174.64
-8.9%
$192.83
+10.4%
+13.8%$41.91B$34.71B9.7132,000Earnings Report
Analyst Downgrade
Options Volume
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
SCCO
Southern Copper
3.0809 of 5 stars
$109.66
-1.7%
$76.00
-30.7%
+39.4%$84.78B$9.90B34.9215,810Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
Gap Down
DOW
DOW
4.0117 of 5 stars
$56.74
-0.4%
$57.58
+1.5%
+3.4%$39.85B$44.62B69.2035,900Upcoming Earnings

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This page (NYSE:ECL) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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