• Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $194.06
  • Forecasted Upside: 30.48 %
  • Number of Analysts: 17
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 7 Hold Ratings
  • 10 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for ECL

Analyst Price Target is $194.06
▲ +30.48% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 17 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Ecolab in the last 3 months. The average price target is $194.06, with a high forecast of $235.00 and a low forecast of $180.00. The average price target represents a 30.48% upside from the last price of $148.73.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 17 polled investment analysts is to buy stock in Ecolab. This rating has held steady since May 2022, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/6/2022Northcoast ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$188.00Low
7/27/2022UBS GroupLower TargetOutperform$198.00Low
7/27/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Target$195.00 ➝ $180.00Low
7/15/2022Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutralLow
7/14/2022Royal Bank of CanadaLower Target$225.00 ➝ $190.00Low
7/13/2022Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$193.00 ➝ $183.00N/A
7/12/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageOverweight$187.00Low
6/29/2022MizuhoLower TargetNeutral$198.00 ➝ $183.00Low
6/27/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$200.00 ➝ $181.00Low
6/8/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Target$200.00 ➝ $195.00Medium
6/3/2022BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageHold$191.00Low
6/3/2022Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$180.00 ➝ $195.00Medium
6/2/2022UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$186.00 ➝ $205.00High
5/31/2022ArgusLower TargetBuy$230.00 ➝ $200.00Medium
5/20/2022Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$205.00 ➝ $180.00Medium
4/27/2022MizuhoLower Target$210.00 ➝ $198.00Low
4/27/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$191.00 ➝ $190.00Low
4/5/2022Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOverweight$210.00N/A
3/22/2022Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$210.00 ➝ $196.00High
3/17/2022Edward JonesUpgradeHold ➝ BuyLow
3/11/2022BarclaysLower TargetOverweight$215.00 ➝ $185.00Medium
2/17/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$240.00 ➝ $200.00High
2/17/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Target$230.00 ➝ $210.00High
2/16/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral$255.00 ➝ $215.00Low
2/16/2022CitigroupLower TargetNeutral$220.00 ➝ $205.00Low
2/16/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeUnderweight ➝ Neutral$230.00 ➝ $191.00High
2/15/2022Boenning ScattergoodDowngradeOutperform ➝ NeutralHigh
1/24/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetBuy$260.00 ➝ $230.00Medium
1/24/2022CitigroupLower TargetNeutral$245.00 ➝ $220.00Medium
1/21/2022Robert W. BairdLower Target$225.00 ➝ $198.00High
1/21/2022MizuhoLower Target$216.00 ➝ $210.00High
1/21/2022BarclaysLower Target$245.00 ➝ $215.00High
1/21/2022Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector Perform$245.00 ➝ $225.00High
1/11/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$230.00 ➝ $240.00Low
12/2/2021Evercore ISIInitiated Coverage$235.00High
10/27/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$223.00 ➝ $246.00Medium
10/27/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost 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 TargetNeutral$210.00 ➝ $250.00Medium
4/28/2021Morgan StanleyBoost 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 TargetHold$200.00 ➝ $225.00Low
1/28/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral$180.00 ➝ $210.00High
1/15/2021G.ResearchUpgradeHold ➝ BuyN/A
1/15/2021GabelliUpgradeHold ➝ BuyMedium
1/7/2021ArgusBoost TargetBuy$215.00 ➝ $250.00N/A
12/8/2020BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$225.00 ➝ $245.00Low
11/23/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$170.00 ➝ $210.00Medium
10/28/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral$172.00 ➝ $180.00High
10/28/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Market Perform$187.00 ➝ $195.00High
10/28/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetHold$210.00 ➝ $200.00Medium
10/6/2020UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$210.00 ➝ $205.00Medium
9/21/2020Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageOutperformLow
9/8/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost 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 TargetHold$170.00 ➝ $197.00Low
4/30/2020Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold$164.00 ➝ $175.00High
4/29/2020ArgusLower TargetBuy$250.00 ➝ $230.00Low
4/29/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$171.00 ➝ $177.00Low
4/29/2020UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral$165.00 ➝ $200.00Low
4/9/2020CitigroupLower TargetNeutral$185.00 ➝ $164.00High
4/6/2020BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetMarket Perform$216.00 ➝ $171.00Low
4/2/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$175.00Medium
3/30/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$205.00 ➝ $170.00Medium
3/20/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetHold$220.00 ➝ $170.00High
3/17/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$200.00 ➝ $152.00Medium
3/10/2020UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$210.00 ➝ $206.00Low
2/19/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$210.00 ➝ $220.00Low
2/19/2020Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold$178.00 ➝ $200.00Medium
2/19/2020UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral$198.00 ➝ $210.00Medium
2/18/2020CfraBoost TargetSell$185.00 ➝ $195.00Low
2/7/2020Boenning ScattergoodDowngradeOutperform ➝ NeutralLow
1/6/2020Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ NeutralLow
12/20/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetNeutral$186.00 ➝ $192.00Medium
8/12/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$140.00 ➝ $205.00Low
8/7/2019Nomura SecuritiesBoost TargetBuy$208.00 ➝ $210.00Low
8/5/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$180.00 ➝ $208.00High
8/2/2019CitigroupBoost TargetNeutral$190.00 ➝ $206.00Low
7/31/2019UBS GroupSet TargetHold$202.00Low
7/31/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet TargetNeutral$170.00 ➝ $181.00High
5/2/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$169.00 ➝ $180.00Low
5/2/2019Nomura SecuritiesLower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$210.00 ➝ $208.00Low
5/1/2019UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$186.00 ➝ $191.00Low
5/1/2019ArgusBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$180.00 ➝ $200.00Low
5/1/2019Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$178.00 ➝ $200.00Low
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 TargetHold$166.00Low
2/20/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet TargetNeutral ➝ In-Line$145.00 ➝ $154.00Medium
2/20/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$157.00 ➝ $167.00Low
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 TargetHold ➝ Hold$150.00 ➝ $162.00Low
11/1/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Hold$151.00 ➝ $159.00Low
10/31/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$147.00 ➝ $157.00High
10/24/2018BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$150.00 ➝ $165.00Medium
10/23/2018Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$123.00Low
10/16/2018Nomura SecuritiesLower TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$153.00 ➝ $150.00Medium
10/2/2018UBS GroupBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$165.00 ➝ $180.00Low
8/13/2018Nomura SecuritiesBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$146.00 ➝ $153.00Low
8/7/2018OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$153.00 ➝ $156.00Low
8/1/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost 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
6/28/2018Nomura SecuritiesBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$136.00 ➝ $146.00Low
6/28/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ UnderweightLow
6/22/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ UnderweightHigh
5/8/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold ➝ Hold$140.00Low
5/7/2018CitigroupReiterated RatingOutperform$141.00Low
5/2/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$137.00 ➝ $140.00Low
5/2/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ NeutralMedium
4/27/2018Credit Suisse GroupSet TargetHold$137.00Medium
4/19/2018Nomura SecuritiesBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$125.00 ➝ $136.00Low
3/27/2018BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageOutperform$151.00Low
2/22/2018ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$150.00 ➝ $150.00Medium
2/22/2018CitigroupBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$140.00 ➝ $144.00Low
1/24/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$129.00 ➝ $137.00Low
1/24/2018Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold ➝ Hold$140.00 ➝ $153.00Low
1/23/2018Robert W. BairdLower 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 TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$137.00 ➝ $143.00N/A
11/1/2017UBS GroupBoost TargetBuy$147.00 ➝ $148.00N/A
11/1/2017BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$135.00 ➝ $145.00N/A
11/1/2017Jefferies Financial GroupBoost TargetHold$130.00 ➝ $140.00N/A
11/1/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$140.00N/A
10/12/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$140.00N/A
(Data available from 9/29/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.46 (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).

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Ecolab logo
Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Global Industrial, Global Institutional & Specialty, and Global Healthcare & Life Sciences segments. The Global Industrial segment offers water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions to manufacturing, food and beverage processing, transportation, chemical, metals and mining, power generation, pulp and paper, commercial laundry, petroleum, refining, and petrochemical industries. The Global Institutional & Specialty segment provides specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, government and education, and retail industries. Its Global Healthcare & Life Sciences segment offers specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the healthcare, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries, such as infection prevention and surgical solutions, and end-to-end cleaning and contamination control solutions under the Ecolab, Microtek, and Anios brand names. The company's Other segment offers pest elimination services to detect, eliminate, and prevent pests, such as rodents and insects in restaurants, food and beverage processors, educational and healthcare facilities, hotels, quick service restaurant and grocery operations, and other institutional and commercial customers. This segment also provides colloidal silica for binding and polishing applications in semiconductor, catalyst, and aerospace component manufacturing, as well as chemical industries; and products and services that manage wash process through custom designed programs, premium products, dispensing equipment, water and energy management, and reduction, as well as real time data management. It sells its products through field sales and corporate account personnel, distributors, and dealers. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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Today's Range

Now: $148.73
Low: $143.81
High: $149.42

50 Day Range

MA: $164.37
Low: $144.03
High: $177.02

52 Week Range

Now: $148.73
Low: $143.34
High: $238.93


1,533,008 shs

Average Volume

1,340,931 shs

Market Capitalization

$42.39 billion

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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, Atlantic Securities, Bank of America Co., Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Boenning Scattergood, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Edward Jones, Evercore ISI, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Northcoast Research, Robert W. Baird, Royal Bank of Canada, StockNews.com, UBS Group AG, and Wells Fargo & Company.
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What is the current price target for Ecolab?

17 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Ecolab in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $194.06, suggesting a possible upside of 30.5%. Evercore ISI has the highest price target set, predicting ECL will reach $235.00 in the next twelve months. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $180.00 for Ecolab in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Ecolab?

Ecolab currently has 7 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe ECL will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Ecolab.
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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. Learn More about contacing Ecolab investor relations.