Why Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) Is In News?


Thomson Reuters, a distinguished brokerage company, has placed a 52-week price target of $125.38 on Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) shares after it surveyed top market analysts. Calculating estimated earnings after taking into consideration different elements, it is predicted to come at $4.44 for the next fiscal and $N/A for underway quarter.

Valuation Estimates

Analysts take into account the price to earnings ratio to estimate the firm’s valuation. This ratio, which is also called as the P/E ratio evaluates the company on relative expense factor. The formula to calculate ratio is stock’s latest price/ per share earnings. The P/E ratio of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) stands at 38.48.

Analysts also work out Price/Earnings Growth ratio in an attempt to estimate the valuation of a firm. This ratio commonly known as the PEG ratio implies the stock’s valuation compared to earnings growth potential. Investors look to invest in the stocks with a lower PEG ratio. For Ecolab Inc. Common Stock, the PEG ratio for coming 3-5 years is 2.34.

Technical Analysis

The technical analysis highlights that Ecolab Inc. Common Stock current is trading $2.17 points away or +1.80% from its 50-day moving average of $120.55. Further it is trading $8.12 or +7.08% away its 200-day moving average of $114.60.

The 52-week high of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) was $123.44 while lowest point recorded in 52-week was $98.62. It implies if stock price makes a movement of over $-0.72, it will record a new 52-week high. In the case of +24.44% drop, it will touch a new 52-week low.

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