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Morning Watch List: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL)

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 36.82 B. It is in the Cleaning Products industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 29.89, a forward P/E of 23.68 and EPS of 4.24. At a stock price of 126.74 (0.28%) it has a dividend yield of 1.17%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 16.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by 24.60%. The next year growth is going to be about 11.96% and more long-term 11.91% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 11.10%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 14.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 2.10%.

For performance, Ecolab Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 0.01%. For the last month performance for Ecolab Inc. is 0.82%. While the last quarter is 3.11% and half year, 11.71%. Finally for the year, performance is 10.56%.

The 52-week high for Ecolab Inc., is at -2.40%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 15.23%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.23% and 5.11% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.90%, and for the month it is 0.89%. Ecolab Inc., has a target price of 131.53.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.86, and for total debt/equity Ecolab Inc. has 1.11. The gross margin is 47.50%, while operating margin is 14.50%, the profit margin is 9.50%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 0.7.

Insider ownership is at 0.40%, with instituitional ownership at 90.30%. Ecolab Inc. has a payout ratio of 33.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 290.55. The shares float is 288.65, with the float short at 1.50%, with short ratio coming to 4.26.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Ecolab Inc., get 6.80%, with its returns on investment at 11.10%. Return on equity is 18.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 131.53, reached soon?

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.

 Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL)

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