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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) from Consumer Goods

Today’s top gainers include the company Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) which is in the industry Cleaning Products, gaining 1.01% today. In the last week its performance is 1.12%, and -0.50% for the past quarter. Currently, Ecolab Inc., ECL has a target price of 127.06, so today’s gain of 1.01% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.38%.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), has a market cap of 34772.07, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.40%, and institutional ownership is 87.60%.

At the current price of 118.49, it has a dividend yield of 1.18%, 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 37.05, as well as a forward P/E of 23.65.

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 8.20%. Since its IPO date on 1/5/1988, the total performance to date is 4.55%.

Volume today for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), is 749500, while its average volume is 875.38. Whilst the total gain today was 1.01%, it did have a day high of -4.62%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.03%, and 1.26% for the month. The 52-week low for Ecolab Inc., ECL has been 21.26%, while the 52-week-high has reached -4.62%.

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 3.14, and the P/S is 2.62, along with a P/B of 5.25. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 207.72.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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