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ECL: Insiders Vs. Shorts

Ecolab, Inc. (ECL) has something relatively rare for a stock with this much short interest, that being insiders taking the other side of the trade. Looking back over the trailing six month period, ECL has seen 2 different instances of insider buying, as summarized by the table below:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/02/2013 Jerry A. Grundhofer Director 5,935 $84.23 $499,891.99
08/27/2013 Stephen I. Chazen Director 2,000 $91.61 $183,212.80

Below is a chart showing the "days to cover" for ECL over time:

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And looking at the chart below, ECL's low point in its 52 week range is $67.97 per share, with $101.82 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $101.52.

Ecolab, Inc. Moving Averages Chart

In recent trading, shares of Ecolab, Inc. (ECL) were changing hands at $101.52/share.

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