Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) closed the day trading at $167.65 up 0.07% from the previous closing price of $167.53. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.12 from its previous closing price. On the day, 834031 shares were traded. ECL stock price reached its highest trading level at $168.35 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $166.81.
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For a better understanding of ECL, let’s look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 113.61 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 100.90. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.80 and its Current Ratio is at 1.20. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.18 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.02.
Upgrades & Downgrades
The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 18 when Peterson Gail sold 934 shares for $175.00 per share. The transaction valued at 163,450 led to the insider holds 1,567 shares of the business.
Busch Angela M sold 3,000 shares of ECL for $525,000 on May 10. The EVP – CORP STRAT & BUS DEV now owns 19,680 shares after completing the transaction at $175.00 per share. On May 08, another insider, Alfano Nicholas J., who serves as the EVP & PRES – GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL of the company, sold 1,098 shares for $175.00 each. As a result, the insider received 192,150 and left with 9,717 shares of the company.
Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, ECL now has a Market Capitalization of 49.61B and an Enterprise Value of 58.04B. As of this moment, Ecolab’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 41.59, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 28.56. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 3.40. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 3.29 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 6.50. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 4.00 whereas that against EBITDA is 34.45.
Stock Price History:
Over the past 52 weeks, ECL has reached a high of $179.76, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $131.04. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 166.44, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 156.91.
Over the past 3-months, ECL traded about 1.07M shares per day on average, while over the past 10 days, ECL traded about 836.71k shares per day. A total of 284.60M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 283.44M. Insiders hold about 0.10% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 90.80% stake in the company. Shares short for ECL as of Apr 27, 2023 were 1.75M with a Short Ratio of 1.75M, compared to 2.13M on Mar 30, 2023. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 0.62% and a Short% of Float of 0.71%.
Dividends & Splits
ECL’s forward annual dividend rate is 2.12, up from 2.08 a year ago. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 1.24%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 1.23%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.04. The current Payout Ratio is 50.90% for ECL, which recently paid a dividend on Jul 16, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of Jun 15, 2023. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Jun 08, 2003 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.
Current recommendations for the stock of the company come from 19 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $1.21 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $1.24 and a low estimate of $1.18, while EPS last year was $1.1. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $1.47, with high estimates of $1.59 and low estimates of $1.42.
Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $5.35 and $4.89 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $5. EPS for the following year is $5.87, with 21 analysts recommending between $6.5 and $5.25.
15 analysts predict $3.86B in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $3.94B to a low estimate of $3.71B. As of the current estimate, Ecolab Inc.’s year-ago sales were $3.58B, an estimated increase of 7.80% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 15 analysts are estimating revenue of $3.96B, an increase of 7.80% over than the figure of $7.80% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $4.09B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $3.79B.
A total of 20 analysts have provided revenue estimates for ECL’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $15.63B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $14.9B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $15.33B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $14.19B, up 8.00% from the average estimate. Based on 20 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $16.1B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $16.84B and the low estimate is $15.07B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 5.00% from the average revenue estimate for this year.