Ecolab (ECL) - FREE Research Report Handley Thomas W who is President and COO at Ecolab sold 20,000 shares at $106.74 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 40,523 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.05% with the 20,000 share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $107.03, up $0.29, or 0.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ecolab go as follows:
12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
12-Week # shares sold: 1,075
24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
24-Week # shares sold: 1,075
The average volume for Ecolab has been 866,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ecolab has a market cap of $32.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 49.46% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.8. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Ecolab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on ECL - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ecolab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Ecolab Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.