Ecolab Inc. (ECL): Price and Financial Metrics

Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Today's Latest Price: $197.45 USD

0.82 (-0.41%)

Updated Sep 29 4:03pm

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Ranked of 14 in Waste Disposal

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ECL Stock Summary

  • Ecolab Inc's market capitalization of $56,583,239,339 is ahead of 96.6% of US-listed equities.
  • ECL's went public 32.76 years ago, making it older than 89.24% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, ECL is more volatile than merely 4.39% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Ecolab Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be MMC, PGR, INFY, DG, and ADP.
  • 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 $197.45 52-week high $231.36
Prev. close $198.27 52-week low $124.60
Day low $196.82 Volume 776,944
Day high $199.26 Avg. volume 2,351,659
50-day MA $198.96 Dividend yield 0.95%
200-day MA $193.58 Market Cap 56.35B

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:
$197.45$52.92 -73%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for ECL, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. 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 merely 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 just 16.95% 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 just 19.07% of them.

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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

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

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

Ecolab Inc. Named to Working Mother and Working Dads 100 Best Companies Lists For 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolab Inc. has been recognized on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list, as well as the Working Dads 100 Best Companies list. This is the first time Ecolab has achieved these recognitions. “We’re continually striving to make Ecolab an even greater place to work through our policies and the resources and benefits we provide to our 45,000 associates,” said Laurie Marsh, Ecolab executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “Supporting working p

Business Wire | September 15, 2020

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Yahoo | September 10, 2020

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ECL Price Returns

1-mo -1.29%
3-mo -1.17%
6-mo 30.37%
1-year 0.68%
3-year 57.95%
5-year 85.21%
YTD 3.05%
2019 32.26%
2018 11.07%
2017 15.45%
2016 3.75%
2015 10.72%

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