Ecolab Inc. stock performance trend indicates that the stock price has rallied 5.6% in the past 12 Weeks , but analyzing the 6 month charts for the stock , the price continues to stay positive and keep the rally at 3.03% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 15.97% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks because the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of Ecolab Inc. has a positive value of 4.48 compared to overall market.Ecolab Inc. is having a Relative Strength Index of 59.53 which indicates the stock is not yet over sold or over bought based on the technical indicators.
Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has climbed 0.93% in the past week and advanced 1.18% in the last 4 weeks. In the past week, the company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 0.69% and the outperformance has advanced to 0.03% for the last 4 weeks period.
For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) : On Friday heightened volatility was witnessed in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $125.34 and hit $125.82 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $125.41, with a gain of 0.47% or 0.59 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,732,777 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $126.1707 and the company has a market cap of $36,584 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $106.03 .
Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Ecolab was Downgraded by Longbow to Neutral on Feb 22, 2017.
Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Mar 10, 2017, Jerry W Levin (director) sold 748 shares at 124.49 per share price.On Mar 1, 2017, Arthur J Higgins (director) sold 5,000 shares at 125.10 per share price.On Sep 7, 2016, Christophe Beck (EVP & Pres-Global Water) sold 5,789 shares at 122.70 per share price.
Ecolab Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 21, 2017. The company reported $1.25 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.03. Analyst had a consensus of $1.28. The company had revenue of $3352.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3457.11 million. The companys revenue was down -1.8 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.22 EPS.
Ecolab Inc. is the global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection control products and services. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to the foodservice, food and beverage processing, healthcare, and hospitality markets.