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Ecolab Inc ECL Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 06, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 151.69
  • Sector Basic Materials
  • Industry Specialty Chemicals
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 151.28  –  153.00
  • Year Range 131.04  –  192.38
  • Market Cap 43.2056 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 889,975.0 /  1.3 Mil
  • Price / Sales 3.14
  • Price / Book 6.12
  • Forward Div Yield 1.40%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.36%

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Ecolab Poised for Long-Term Growth as Businesses Recover From Pandemic and Cost Inflation

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Business Strategy and Outlook

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As the global leader in the cleaning and sanitation industry, Ecolab provides products that help its hospitality, food-service, and healthcare customers do laundry, wash dishes, and maintain regulatory compliance. With unmatched scale and a solid razor-and-blade business model, Ecolab's competitive advantages are firmly in place. The company's cleaning and sanitation scale dwarfs the competition. Ecolab generates over 3 times the revenue of its largest rival. Its industries are fragmented, with many markets made up of regional and local competitors. Ecolab controls roughly 8% of the $152 billion global market. With its unrivaled scale and breadth of product offerings, the company is an attractive partner to global hospitality, food-service, and manufacturing firms. We think it will continue to grow from market share gains and expansion into new markets.

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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 1.40%. See ECL’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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ECL’s market cap is 43.21 Bil.
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ECL’s stock style is Large Core.
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ECL’s price/sales is 3.14.
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ECL’s price/forward earnings is 30.30.
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ECL’s price/book is 6.12.
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ECL’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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