• Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $227.60
  • Forecasted Upside: -2.02 %
  • Number of Analysts: 12
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 5 Hold Ratings
  • 6 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$232.30
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Analyst Price Target for ECL

Analyst Price Target is $227.60
▼ -2.02% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 12 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Ecolab in the last 3 months. The average price target is $227.60, with a high forecast of $260.00 and a low forecast of $126.00. The average price target represents a -2.02% upside from the last price of $232.30.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 12 investment analysts is to hold stock in Ecolab. This rating has held steady since October 2021, when it changed from a Buy consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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6/16/2020
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9/14/2020
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12/13/2020
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3/13/2021
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6/11/2021
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9/9/2021
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11/8/2021
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12/8/2021

Latest Recommendations

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  • 6 buy ratings
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  • 1 sell ratings

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
12/2/2021Evercore ISIInitiated Coverage$235.00High
10/27/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$223.00 ➝ $246.00Medium
10/27/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetBuy$250.00 ➝ $260.00High
10/27/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$230.00High
10/12/2021MizuhoInitiated CoverageNeutral$126.00Low
9/27/2021Vertical ResearchInitiated CoverageHold$189.00High
9/15/2021Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingOutperformLow
9/2/2021Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform$260.00Medium
4/28/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$210.00 ➝ $250.00Medium
4/28/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$210.00 ➝ $230.00Medium
4/28/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeUnderweight ➝ Neutral$220.00Medium
3/29/2021Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$210.00High
3/29/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$225.00 ➝ $250.00Low
3/15/2021Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$210.00Low
2/17/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$200.00 ➝ $225.00Low
1/28/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$180.00 ➝ $210.00High
1/15/2021G.ResearchUpgradeHold ➝ BuyN/A
1/15/2021GabelliUpgradeHold ➝ BuyMedium
1/7/2021ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$215.00 ➝ $250.00N/A
12/8/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$225.00 ➝ $245.00Low
11/23/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$170.00 ➝ $210.00Medium
10/28/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$172.00 ➝ $180.00High
10/28/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Market Perform$187.00 ➝ $195.00High
10/28/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetHold$210.00 ➝ $200.00Medium
10/6/2020UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$210.00 ➝ $205.00Medium
9/21/2020Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageOutperformLow
9/8/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetReduce ➝ Market Perform$177.00 ➝ $187.00Medium
8/3/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingHoldHigh
7/28/2020Boenning ScattergoodUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$197.84 ➝ $230.00High
7/8/2020Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageNeutral$212.00High
6/3/2020G.ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
6/3/2020GabelliDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldHigh
4/30/2020CfraBoost Price TargetHold$170.00 ➝ $197.00Low
4/30/2020Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$164.00 ➝ $175.00High
4/29/2020ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$250.00 ➝ $230.00Low
4/29/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$171.00 ➝ $177.00Low
4/29/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$165.00 ➝ $200.00Low
4/9/2020CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral$185.00 ➝ $164.00High
4/6/2020BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform$216.00 ➝ $171.00Low
4/2/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$175.00Medium
3/30/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$205.00 ➝ $170.00Medium
3/20/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetHold$220.00 ➝ $170.00High
3/17/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$200.00 ➝ $152.00Medium
3/10/2020UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$210.00 ➝ $206.00Low
2/19/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$210.00 ➝ $220.00Low
2/19/2020Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$178.00 ➝ $200.00Medium
2/19/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$198.00 ➝ $210.00Medium
2/18/2020Seaport Global SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutralMedium
2/18/2020CfraBoost Price TargetSell$185.00 ➝ $195.00Low
2/7/2020Boenning ScattergoodDowngradeOutperform ➝ NeutralLow
1/6/2020Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ NeutralLow
12/20/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$186.00 ➝ $192.00Medium
8/12/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$140.00 ➝ $205.00Low
8/7/2019Nomura SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy$208.00 ➝ $210.00Low
8/5/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$180.00 ➝ $208.00High
8/2/2019CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$190.00 ➝ $206.00Low
7/31/2019UBS GroupSet Price TargetHold$202.00Low
7/31/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetNeutral$170.00 ➝ $181.00High
7/31/2019Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy$198.00 ➝ $222.00High
5/2/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$169.00 ➝ $180.00Low
5/2/2019Nomura SecuritiesLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$210.00 ➝ $208.00Low
5/1/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$186.00 ➝ $191.00Low
5/1/2019ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$180.00 ➝ $200.00Low
5/1/2019Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$178.00 ➝ $200.00Low
5/1/2019Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$186.00 ➝ $198.00Low
4/18/2019Nomura SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$170.00 ➝ $210.00Low
4/18/2019UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$180.00 ➝ $186.00Low
4/5/2019Edward JonesDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
2/20/2019Robert W. BairdSet Price TargetHold$166.00Low
2/20/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetNeutral ➝ In-Line$145.00 ➝ $154.00Medium
2/20/2019Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$160.00 ➝ $186.00Low
2/20/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$157.00 ➝ $167.00Low
2/5/2019Seaport Global SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutralLow
2/5/2019Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingBuy$210.00Low
11/21/2018OppenheimerReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
11/21/2018CitigroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
11/21/2018UBS GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
11/5/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$150.00 ➝ $162.00Low
11/1/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Hold$151.00 ➝ $159.00Low
10/31/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$147.00 ➝ $157.00High
10/24/2018BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$150.00 ➝ $165.00Medium
10/23/2018Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$123.00Low
10/16/2018Nomura SecuritiesLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$153.00 ➝ $150.00Medium
10/2/2018UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$165.00 ➝ $180.00Low
8/13/2018Nomura SecuritiesBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$146.00 ➝ $153.00Low
8/7/2018OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$153.00 ➝ $156.00Low
8/1/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$140.00 ➝ $142.00Low
8/1/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeUnderweight ➝ NeutralHigh
8/1/2018Nomura SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold$146.00High
7/31/2018Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingBuyMedium
7/24/2018Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$160.00Medium
6/28/2018Nomura SecuritiesBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$136.00 ➝ $146.00Low
6/28/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ UnderweightLow
6/22/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ UnderweightHigh
5/22/2018Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$160.00Low
5/8/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$140.00Low
5/7/2018CitigroupReiterated RatingOutperform$141.00Low
5/2/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$137.00 ➝ $140.00Low
5/2/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ NeutralMedium
4/27/2018Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$137.00Medium
4/24/2018Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$155.00Low
4/19/2018Nomura SecuritiesBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$125.00 ➝ $136.00Low
3/27/2018BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageOutperform$151.00Low
3/12/2018Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$145.00Low
2/22/2018ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$150.00 ➝ $150.00Medium
2/22/2018CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$140.00 ➝ $144.00Low
1/24/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$129.00 ➝ $137.00Low
1/24/2018Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$140.00 ➝ $153.00Low
1/23/2018Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$144.00 ➝ $143.00Low
1/22/2018Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingBuyLow
1/19/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuyLow
1/5/2018CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
12/27/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$150.00Low
11/7/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$137.00 ➝ $143.00N/A
11/1/2017UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$147.00 ➝ $148.00N/A
11/1/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$135.00 ➝ $145.00N/A
11/1/2017Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$130.00 ➝ $140.00N/A
11/1/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$140.00N/A
10/12/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$140.00N/A
9/12/2017Nomura InstinetReiterated RatingNeutral$120.00 ➝ $117.00Low
9/12/2017Nomura SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold$120.00 ➝ $117.00Low
9/12/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$134.00 ➝ $137.00Low
9/11/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$145.00Low
9/6/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ HoldHigh
8/16/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$130.00Medium
8/15/2017Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual ➝ Equal Weight$140.00Low
8/8/2017UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuy$144.00 ➝ $147.00Low
8/3/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$123.00 ➝ $128.00Low
8/3/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$130.00Low
8/2/2017UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$144.00 ➝ $147.00Low
8/2/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$132.00 ➝ $134.00Low
7/28/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy$135.00 ➝ $145.00Low
6/2/2017OppenheimerReiterated RatingOutperform$133.00 ➝ $141.00Low
5/26/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$120.00 ➝ $138.00Low
5/1/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$135.00High
4/3/2017Nomura SecuritiesUpgradeReduce ➝ Neutral$99.00 ➝ $118.00Low
4/3/2017Nomura InstinetUpgradeReduce ➝ Neutral$99.00 ➝ $118.00Low
3/15/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyLow
2/22/2017Edward JonesUpgradeHold ➝ BuyN/A
2/22/2017Longbow ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralN/A
1/21/2017Royal Bank of CanadaSet Price TargetBuy$130.00N/A
(Data available from 12/8/2016 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.30 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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6/11/2021
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11/8/2021
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Current Sentiment

  • 6 very positive mentions
  • 32 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
Ecolab logo
Ecolab, Inc. engages in the provision of products and services in the field of water, hygiene, and energy. It operates through the following segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional & Specialty, Global Energy & Life Science, and Other. The Global Industrial segment consists of the water, food and beverage, paper, and downstream operating segments. It offers water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions to industrial customers within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, transportation, chemical, primary metals and mining, power generation, pulp and paper, commercial laundry, global petroleum, and petrochemical industries. The Global Institutional & Specialty segment consists of the institutional, specialty and healthcare operating segments. It provides cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government, education and retail industries. The Global Healthcare & Life Sciences segment includes the healthcare and life sciences operations. It provides cleaning and sanitizing products to the healthcare, personal care and pharmaceutical industries The Other segment includes the Pest Elimina
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Today's Range

Now: $232.30
Low: $229.93
High: $232.95

50 Day Range

MA: $224.08
Low: $208.62
High: $235.67

52 Week Range

Now: $232.30
Low: $201.15
High: $238.93

Volume

839,913 shs

Average Volume

991,757 shs

Market Capitalization

$66.57 billion

P/E Ratio

59.41

Dividend Yield

0.83%

Beta

1

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Ecolab?

The following sell-side analysts have issued reports on Ecolab in the last twelve months: Argus, Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Boenning Scattergood, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Evercore ISI, G.Research, Llc, Gabelli, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada, Vertical Research, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Ecolab?

10 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Ecolab in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $227.60, suggesting a possible downside of 1.4%. Royal Bank of Canada has the highest price target set, predicting ECL will reach $260.00 in the next twelve months. Mizuho has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $126.00 for Ecolab in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Ecolab?

Ecolab currently has 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in ECL, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact Ecolab's investor relations team?

Ecolab's physical mailing address is 1 ECOLAB PLACE, SAINT PAUL MN, 55102. The basic materials company's listed phone number is (800) 232-6522 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Ecolab is www.ecolab.com.