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  • Last Close 168.96
  • Sector Basic Materials
  • Industry Specialty Chemicals
  • Investment Style Large Growth
  • Day Range 167.00  –  170.30
  • Year Range 131.04  –  191.41
  • Market Cap 47.8518 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 416,674.0 /  1.0 Mil
  • Price / Sales 3.27
  • Price / Book 6.37
  • Forward Div Yield 1.17%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.26%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis ECL

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Ecolab: Investor Day Highlights Long-Term Growth Strategy

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We maintain our $210 per share fair value estimate for Ecolab following the company's investor day. Our wide moat rating is also unchanged.

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Company Profile ECL

Business Description

Ecolab produces and markets cleaning and sanitation products for the hospitality, healthcare, and industrial markets. The firm is the global market share leader in this category with a wide array of products and services, including dish and laundry washing systems, pest control, and infection control products. The company has a strong hold on the U.S. market and is looking to increase its profitability abroad. Additionally, Ecolab serves customers in water, manufacturing, and life sciences end markets, selling customized solutions.

1 Ecolab Place
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
Industry Specialty Chemicals
Employees 47,000

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FAQs for Ecolab Inc Stock

Yes. ECL has a forward dividend yield of 1.25%. See ECL’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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ECL’s market cap is 47.85 Bil.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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ECL’s stock style is Large Growth.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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ECL’s price/sales is 3.27.
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ECL’s price/forward earnings is 41.11.
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ECL’s price/book is 6.37.
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ECL’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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