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ECL Stock Forecast: All the More Reason to Consider Ecolab, Inc. (ECL) Now

Ecolab, Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is 16.84% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $156.72 and a high of $234.68 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The ECL stock was last observed hovering at around $233.52 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -1.77%.

Currently trading at $231.75, the stock is 3.32% and 2.82% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.43 million and changing -0.76% at the moment leaves the stock 17.98% off its SMA200. ECL registered 33.02% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 31.91%.

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The stock witnessed a 4.54% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 14.17%, and is 1.22% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.09% over the week and 1.35% over the month.

Ecolab, Inc. (ECL) has around 48000 employees, a market worth around $66.18B and $15.50B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 42.89 and Fwd P/E is 31.17. Profit margin for the company is 10.01%. Distance from 52-week low is 47.88% and -1.25% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (9.59%).

with sales reaching $4.03B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 26.48% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 4.40% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 4.30% in year-over-year returns.

Ecolab, Inc. (ECL) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 285.45M, and float is at 253.95M with Short Float at 0.74%.

Ecolab, Inc. (ECL) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by HIGGINS ARTHUR J,the company’sDirector. SEC filings show that HIGGINS ARTHUR J sold 4,500 shares of the company’s common stock on May 06 ’24 at a price of $227.52 per share for a total of $1.02 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 25548.0 shares.

Ecolab, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on May 03 ’24 that MacLennan David (Director) bought a total of 650 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on May 03 ’24 and was made at $227.37 per share for $0.15 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 17111.0 shares of the ECL stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 15 ’24, Bradway Jennifer J (SVP & CORPORATE CONTROLLER) disposed off 944 shares at an average price of $216.01 for $0.2 million. The insider now directly holds 3,029 shares of Ecolab, Inc. (ECL).

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