Today’s top gainers include the company Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) which is in the industry Cleaning Products, gaining -0.78% today. In the last week its performance is -1.00%, and 1.28% for the past quarter. Currently, Ecolab Inc., ECL has a target price of 127.06, so today’s gain of -0.78% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.62%.
Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), has a market cap of 35889.18, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.40%, and institutional ownership is 87.50%.
At the current price of 122.74, it has a dividend yield of 1.14%, and its target price is 127.06. This is with a profit margin of 7.20%, and total debt/equity of 1.04. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has a P/E of 38.38, as well as a forward P/E of 24.49.
With a current EPS of 3.2, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 12.99%,Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 8.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 11.79%.
Performance for the year is 14.43%. Since its IPO date on 1/5/1988, the total performance to date is 7.98%.
Volume today for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), is 697400, while its average volume is 903.71. Whilst the total gain today was -0.78%, it did have a day high of -1.49%.
Volatility for this week has been at 1.25%, and 1.00% for the month. The 52-week low for Ecolab Inc., ECL has been 25.24%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.49%.
Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.40%, and its return on assets is 5.20%. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has an operating margin of 11.50%. With a sales growth of -2.10% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Ecolab Inc., ECL is in the sector Consumer Goods, its long-term debt/equity is 0.77, and has a current ratio of 1 and 0.7 for quick ratio.
So what is the value of Ecolab Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.26, and the P/S is 2.7, along with a P/B of 5.44. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 214.39.