Ecolab Inc. (ECL): Price and Financial Metrics

Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Today's Latest Price: $200.24 USD

1.29 (0.65%)

Updated Jul 1 6:30pm

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Ranked of 12 in Waste Disposal

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ECL Stock Summary

  • Ecolab Inc's market capitalization of $56,573,646,726 is ahead of 96.84% of US-listed equities.
  • ECL's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 1,115.78 -- higher than 96.8% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • The volatility of Ecolab Inc's share price is greater than that of only 4.79% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Ecolab Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be MMC, LFC, SHW, ADP, and ANTM.
  • Visit ECL's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to
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ECL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $200.24 52-week high $231.36
Prev. close $198.95 52-week low $124.60
Day low $197.71 Volume 1,470,242
Day high $201.27 Avg. volume 2,941,955
50-day MA $201.21 Dividend yield 0.94%
200-day MA $190.81 Market Cap 57.91B

Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Company Bio

Ecolab Inc. delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

ECL Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target:Forecasted Gain:

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Ecolab Inc. To summarize, we found that Ecolab Inc ranked in the 27th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Ecolab Inc, consider:

  • ECL's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 35.86% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Basic Materials), Ecolab Inc has a reliance on debt greater than only 19.67% of them.

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AWI, JHX, OR, USLM, and ACH can be thought of as valuation peers to ECL, in the sense that they are in the Basic Materials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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US loan issuance plummets in 2Q as market takes stock of new normal

Issuance across the US syndicated loan market plummeted in the second quarter as the asset class navigated a slow recovery from the novel coronavirus that left borrowers scrambling for cash to keep their businesses alive while economies around the world gradually reopen. Companies from beleaguered sectors, including United Airlines and cruise ship operator Carnival Cruise Line, collectively raised billions of US dollars in new, costly loans to bolster liquidity amid a pandemic that forced many consumers to shelter at home throughout the second quarter. The wary buyside limited its exposure to low, Single B rated loans that are subject to fall to Triple C, which is just notches above a default.

Yahoo | July 1, 2020

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Yahoo | June 30, 2020

Ecolab's Unit Unveils Test Kit for Cooling Water Management

Ecolab's (ECL) bacteria test kit drastically simplifies water-chemistry testing and compliance for cooling water health.

Yahoo | June 29, 2020

This CEO Donated Cleaning Products and Protected Worker Pay During the Crisis

In the past few months, you might have found yourself pumping hand sanitizer in your apartment lobby from a dispenser bearing the name (ECL) Under Douglas Baker, Ecolab has become a leader in cleaning and sanitation, as well as leasing equipment and selling supplies to hotels, restaurants, food producers, and health-care concerns. The company has 10% of the $130 billion-plus global market, according to Morningstar, and much growth lies ahead as Ecolab buys competitors. One reason that Ecolab is so popular: It cuts water and heating costs by making cleaning more efficient.

Yahoo | June 27, 2020

Nalco Water Launches Innovative Rapid Bio Intelligence Aerobic Bacteria Test Kit for Cooling Water Management

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maintaining efficient cooling water system performance is vital to protecting assets, complying with safety and environmental regulations and controlling operating costs. To help ensure optimal performance, Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, has introduced Rapid Bio Intelligence, a total aerobic bacteria test kit that radically simplifies water chemistry testing and compliance for cooling water systems. “If left untreated, populations of waterborne bacteria can do

Business Wire | June 25, 2020

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ECL Price Returns

1-mo -5.39%
3-mo 36.29%
6-mo 6.29%
1-year 1.21%
3-year 55.04%
5-year 87.15%
YTD 4.27%
2019 32.26%
2018 11.07%
2017 15.45%
2016 3.75%
2015 10.72%

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