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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 -0.45% today. In the last week its performance is -0.77%, and 3.56% for the past quarter. Currently, Ecolab Inc., ECL has a target price of 118.53, so today’s gain of -0.45% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.02%.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), has a market cap of 35091.45, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.40%, and institutional ownership is 88.20%.

At the current price of 119.48, it has a dividend yield of 1.17%, and its target price is 118.53. This is with a profit margin of 7.50%, and total debt/equity of 1.04. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has a P/E of 36.04, as well as a forward P/E of 23.97.

With a current EPS of 3.33, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 12.82%,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 11.85%.

Performance for the year is 9.23%. Since its IPO date on 1/5/1988, the total performance to date is 5.59%.

Volume today for Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), is 220554, while its average volume is 1098.57. Whilst the total gain today was -0.45%, it did have a day high of -1.86%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.77%, and 1.00% for the month. The 52-week low for Ecolab Inc., ECL has been 21.91%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.86%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.40%, and its return on assets is 5.30%. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has an operating margin of 11.60%. With a sales growth of -6.10% 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 3.04, and the P/S is 2.63, along with a P/B of 5.37. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 130.69.

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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