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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 0.22% today. In the last week its performance is -0.48%, and -2.57% for the past quarter. Currently, Ecolab Inc., ECL has a target price of 127.24, so today’s gain of 0.22% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.01%.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), has a market cap of 34072.85, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.40%, and institutional ownership is 87.20%.

At the current price of 116.6, it has a dividend yield of 1.20%, and its target price is 127.24. 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 36.46, as well as a forward P/E of 23.32.

With a current EPS of 3.2, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 12.74%,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 -1.12%. Since its IPO date on 1/5/1988, the total performance to date is 2.89%.

Volume today for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), is 631200, while its average volume is 802.09. Whilst the total gain today was 0.22%, it did have a day high of -6.14%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.86%, and 1.10% for the month. The 52-week low for Ecolab Inc., ECL has been 19.33%, while the 52-week-high has reached -6.14%.

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 3.09, and the P/S is 2.57, along with a P/B of 5.17. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 203.54.

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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