Dividend Growth of Ecolab Inc.(ECL)

Ecolab (ECL) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.2% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $1.42. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.37. Ecolab has a 5 year average dividend yield of 1.14% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $1.48. Ecolab (ECL) formally announced its most recent dividend on December 9, 2016 with a Dividend per share of $0.37. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $1.48. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.2%. Ecolab (ECL) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.32 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.3. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.02. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Ecolab (ECL) is at the rate of 15.15% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.94. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.1% or 0.12 points. After the session commenced at $123.27, the stock reached the higher end at $123.5 while it hit a low of $122.26. With the volume soaring to 829,738 shares, the last trade was called at $123.28. The company has a 52-week high of $124.6. The company has a market cap of $35,943 million and there are 291,551,990 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $98.62. Shares of Ecolab Inc. rose by 2.21% in the last five trading days and 3.54% for the last 4 weeks. Ecolab Inc. is up 8.34% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 5.17%.

Currently the company Insiders own 1.5% of Ecolab Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 75.09% of Ecolab Inc. shares. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Sep 7, 2016, Christophe Beck (EVP & Pres-Global Water) sold 5,789 shares at 122.70 per share price.On Aug 29, 2016, Michael A Hickey (EVP & Pres. Global Inst.) sold 17,761 shares at 123.90 per share price.On Aug 19, 2016, Douglas M Jr Baker (Chairman and CEO) sold 25,800 shares at 122.41 per share price.

Ecolab Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 1, 2016. The company reported $1.28 EPS for the quarter. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $1.28. The company had revenue of $3386.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3491.10 million. The companys revenue was down -1.7 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.28 EPS.

Ecolab Inc. is the global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection control products and services. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to the foodservice, food and beverage processing, healthcare, and hospitality markets.


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