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Ecolab (ECL) Stock Forecast & Price Target

$245.19
+3.34 (+1.38%)
(As of 07/16/2024 ET)

Ecolab - Analysts' Recommendations and Stock Price Forecast (2024)

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Consensus Rating

Based on 17 Wall Street analysts who have issued ratings for Ecolab in the last 12 months, the stock has a consensus rating of "Hold." Out of the 17 analysts, 9 have given a hold rating, and 8 have given a buy rating for ECL.

Consensus Price Target

$244.06
-0.46% Downside
High Forecast$283.00
Average Forecast$244.06
Low Forecast$180.00

According to the 17 analysts' twelve-month price targets for Ecolab, the average price target is $244.06. The highest price target for ECL is $283.00, while the lowest price target for ECL is $180.00. The average price target represents a forecasted downside of -0.46% from the current price of $245.19.

TypeCurrent Forecast
7/18/23 to 7/17/24
1 Month Ago
6/18/23 to 6/17/24
3 Months Ago
4/19/23 to 4/18/24
1 Year Ago
7/18/22 to 7/18/23
Consensus Rating
Hold
Hold
Hold
Hold
Strong Buy
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Buy
8 Buy rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
Hold
9 Hold rating(s)
11 Hold rating(s)
11 Hold rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
Sell
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Sell rating(s)
Consensus Price Target$244.06$239.56$230.47$178.93
Forecasted Upside-0.46% Downside8.79% Upside7.59% Upside12.63% Upside
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ECL Analyst Recommendations By Month

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ECL Price Targets by Month

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Ecolab Stock vs. The Competition

TypeEcolabBasic Materials CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
2.47
2.63
2.50
Consensus RatingHoldModerate BuyModerate Buy
Predicted Upside-0.46% Downside381.91% Upside7.53% Upside
News Sentiment RatingPositive News
Neutral News
Positive News
DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
7/12/2024Citigroup
3 of 5 stars
 Boost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$257.00 ➝ $267.00+8.66%
7/11/2024Royal Bank of Canada
4 of 5 stars
 Reiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$260.00 ➝ $260.00+6.06%
7/9/2024UBS Group
3 of 5 stars
 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$270.00 ➝ $282.00+16.51%
7/8/2024Stifel Nicolaus
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 UpgradeHold ➝ Buy$233.00 ➝ $283.00+18.81%
5/1/2024BMO Capital Markets
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 Boost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$227.00 ➝ $234.00+4.08%
5/1/2024JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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 Boost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$220.00 ➝ $225.00+0.21%
5/1/2024Robert W. Baird
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 Boost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$232.00 ➝ $243.00+7.45%
4/12/2024Mizuho
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 UpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$216.00 ➝ $260.00+17.78%
4/3/2024Raymond James
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 Boost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$230.00 ➝ $250.00+9.62%
4/3/2024Piper Sandler
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 Initiated CoverageOverweight$260.00+14.29%
3/27/2024Morgan Stanley
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 Boost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$230.00 ➝ $240.00+4.34%
3/1/2024Wolfe Research
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 Initiated CoveragePeer Perform
2/28/2024Barclays
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 UpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$225.00 ➝ $260.00+17.07%
2/14/2024Wells Fargo & Company
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 Boost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$240.00 ➝ $250.00+15.32%
1/16/2024Bank of America
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 UpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$185.00 ➝ $216.00+8.59%
1/8/2024Seaport Res Ptn
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M. Harrison
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DowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral
9/20/2023Evercore ISI
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 Boost Target$170.00 ➝ $195.00+10.60%
9/1/2023Berenberg Bank
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 Initiated CoverageHold$180.00-2.07%
7/5/2023Northcoast Research
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 DowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral
5/3/2023VNET Group
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 Reiterated RatingMaintains
5/3/2023Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
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 Boost Target$164.00 ➝ $182.00+2.64%
11/7/2022Credit Suisse Group
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John Roberts CFA
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Lower TargetOutperform$175.00 ➝ $170.00+26.16%

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ECL Forecast - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ecolab's forecast for 2024?

According to the research reports of 17 Wall Street equities research analysts, the average twelve-month stock price forecast for Ecolab is $244.06, with a high forecast of $283.00 and a low forecast of $180.00.

Should I buy or sell Ecolab stock right now?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecolab in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" ECL shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in ECL, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.

Does Ecolab's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, Ecolab's stock has a predicted upside of 9.25% based on their 12-month stock forecasts.

Has Ecolab been upgraded by Wall Street analysts recently?

Over the previous 90 days, Ecolab's stock had 1 upgrade by analysts.

What analysts cover Ecolab?

Ecolab has been rated by research analysts at BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Robert W. Baird, Royal Bank of Canada, Stifel Nicolaus, and UBS Group in the past 90 days.

Do Wall Street analysts like Ecolab more than its competitors?

Analysts like Ecolab less than other "basic materials" companies. The consensus rating for Ecolab is Hold while the average consensus rating for "basic materials" companies is Moderate Buy. Learn more on how ECL compares to other companies.


This page (NYSE:ECL) was last updated on 7/17/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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