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