Ecolab Reaches New 52-Week High (ECL)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ecolab (NYSE: ECL) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $92.09, above its previous 52-week high of $91.81 with 144,930 shares traded as of 10:30 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Ecolab has a market cap of $27.03 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 27.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ecolab Inc. develops and markets programs, products, and services for hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, industrial, and energy markets worldwide. It operates through four segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Ecolab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Ecolab Ratings Report.

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