Analyst Ratings for Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) by analysts covering the stock. ECL had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

11 analysts declared ECL a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 10 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ECL. The highest price target was 146, implying a possible profit of 10.23 percent. The minimum price target given was 105, implying a possible loss of -20.72 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.45 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.52 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ECL to grow at a rate of 12.46 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of ECL is 2.51.

In the last 52-weeks, ECL has achieved a high of 134.89 and a low of 110.65. Today's price is 19.7 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.81 percent lower than its 52-week high. ECL has a P/E ratio of 31.24. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ECL value stock report compares ECL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $38.55 billion. ECL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.