Zacks Rating on Ecolab (ECL)

Ecolab (ECL) : 14 analysts are covering Ecolab (ECL) and their average rating on the stock is 2.14, which is read as a Buy. 7 equity analysts believe that the stock has a bright future and the price doesnt capture all of its upside, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. A Zacks Investment Research rank of 3, which recommends a Hold affirms that they expect a large upside in the stock from the current levels. However, 1 analysts consider that the stock has more downward risks ahead, hence, they suggest a Strong Sell on the stock. A total of 6 brokerage firms believe that the stock is fairly valued, hence they advise a Hold on the stock.

Ecolab (ECL) stock is expected to deviate a maximum of $11.82 from the average target price of $124.56 for the short term period. 9 Street Experts have initiated coverage on the stock with the most promising target being $135 and the most muted being $98.


Shares of Ecolab Inc. rose by 0.35% in the last five trading days and 2.4% for the last 4 weeks. Ecolab Inc. is up 3.77% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 7.92%. Ecolab (NYSE:ECL): stock turned positive on Tuesday. Though the stock opened at $122.8, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $123.28 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $122.3501 and closed the trading day at $122.67, in the green by 0.34%. The total traded volume for the day was 563,673. The stock had closed at $122.26 in the previous days trading.

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. The Company operating segments include Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy and Other. The Companys Global Industrial segment consists of the Water, Food and Beverage, Paper and Textile Care operating units. Global Institutional segment consists of the Institutional, Specialty and Healthcare operating units. The Global Energy segment provides on-site, technology-driven solutions to the global drilling, oil and gas production, refining, and petrochemical industries. Other segment consists of the pest elimination and equipment care operating units. The Companys cleaning and sanitizing programs and products, pest elimination services and equipment maintenance and repair services support customers in the foodservice, food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, Government and education, retail, textile care and commercial facilities management sectors in over 170 countries.

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