Ecolab Inc. (ECL): Price and Financial Metrics

Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Today's Latest Price: $204.88 USD

1.67 (0.82%)

Updated Oct 22 3:59pm

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Ranked of 14 in Waste Disposal

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ECL Stock Summary

  • Ecolab Inc's market capitalization of $57,587,793,747 is ahead of 96.64% of US-listed equities.
  • Ecolab Inc's stock had its IPO on January 5, 1988, making it an older stock than 89.37% of US equities in our set.
  • The volatility of Ecolab Inc's share price is greater than that of only 4.92% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Ecolab Inc are MMC, PGR, DG, INFY, and ADP.
  • ECL's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Ecolab Inc's official web site, go to

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ECL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $204.88 52-week high $231.36
Prev. close $203.21 52-week low $124.60
Day low $202.36 Volume 483,837
Day high $205.83 Avg. volume 2,242,197
50-day MA $200.15 Dividend yield 0.93%
200-day MA $194.58 Market Cap 58.47B

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:
$204.88$50.51 -75%

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 18th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Ecolab Inc, consider:

  • Ecolab Inc's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than just 0% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • Ecolab Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at -1.93. This coverage rate is greater than that of merely 17.03% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Basic Materials), Ecolab Inc has a reliance on debt greater than only 20.02% of them.

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Omni Viking Lakes Hotel Proudly Opens its Doors to the Twin Cities Community

EAGAN, Minn., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Omni Hotels & Resorts, along with ownership partners MV Ventures, Ecolab, Cambria and Viking Lakes Hotel Physician Partners, celebrated the grand opening of the highly anticipated Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in both traditional and…

PR Newswire | October 1, 2020

Ecolab’s New Cleaner and Sanitizer Technology Combats Viruses in 30 Seconds* – No Product is Faster in its Category

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has launched a revolutionary new product to meet today’s unprecedented hygiene challenges. Ecolab’s Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer is the first EPA-registered concentrated no-rinse, 2-in-1 cleaner and sanitizer for food contact surfaces that can kill emerging viral pathogens in 30 seconds*. Leveraging Ecolab’s extensive hospital hygiene expertise, this food contac

Business Wire | October 1, 2020

Ecolab Schedules Webcast and Conference Call on October 27

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolab will host a live webcast of its third quarter earnings conference call to discuss 2020 third quarter results. A news release containing third quarter results is expected to be issued before market open on October 27, 2020. Details for the public webcast are as follows: TIME: 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 DURATION: One hour LOCATION: ARCHIVE: A replay of the webcast and supplemental data will be

Business Wire | September 22, 2020

Global Industrial Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market (2020 to 2024) - Featuring Dow, Ecolab, & Hitachi Among Others -

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Industrial Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market 2020-2024" report has been added to's offering. The industrial wastewater treatment equipment market is poised to grow by $ 4662.10 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period. The reports on industrial wastewater treatment equipment market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendo

Business Wire | September 18, 2020

Worldwide Demulsifier Industry Analysis to 2026 - Featuring Ecolab, Halliburton & Schlumberger Among Others -

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Demulsifier Market, Size, Share, Outlook and COVID-19 Strategies, Global Forecasts from 2019 to 2026" report has been added to's offering. This report presents the emerging market trends, factors driving the Demulsifier market growth, and potential opportunities over the forecast period. The trends underpinning the profitability of Demulsifier companies are shifting rapidly, forcing companies to carefully align their strengths in synchronizat

Business Wire | September 18, 2020

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ECL Price Returns

1-mo 2.87%
3-mo -2.24%
6-mo 14.30%
1-year 9.84%
3-year 58.96%
5-year 79.91%
YTD 6.93%
2019 32.26%
2018 11.07%
2017 15.45%
2016 3.75%
2015 10.72%

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