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Morning Stock Stories: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL)

With a market cap of 38.91 B, Ecolab Inc. has a large market cap size. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 01/05/1988. Ecolab Inc. is in the Cleaning Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Ecolab Inc., is 949.84, and so far today it has a volume of 181256. Performance year to date since the 01/05/1988 is 13.50%.

To help you determine whether Ecolab Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 31.38 and forward P/E is 24.84. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ecolab Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.64. P/S ratio is 2.94 and the P/B ratio is 5.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 164.3 and 56.83 respectively.

At the current price Ecolab Inc. is trading at, 132.12 (-0.69% today), Ecolab Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.11%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 33.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.24, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.05% after growing 24.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 11.10%, and 2.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 292.44, and the number of shares float is 288.71. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 88.90%. The float short is 1.59%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.85. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.80%, and also a return on investment of 11.10%.

The ability for Ecolab Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.86 and total debt/equity is 1.11. In terms of margins, Ecolab Inc. has a gross margin of 47.50%, with its operating margin at 14.50%, and Ecolab Inc. has a profit margin of 9.50%.

The 52 week high is -2.05%, with 19.40% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.48% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.31%.

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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