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1 Year Target 125
Today's High /Low "Today's High" The highest sales price the stock has achieved during the regular trading hours, the intra-day high.
"Today's Low" The lowest sales price the stock has fallen to during the regular trading hours, the intra-day low.
Share Volume "Share Volume" is the number of shares of the stock traded on the listing exchange during current trading hours. It does not include after hours volume.
90 Day Avg. Daily Volume This is the average share volume for the past 50 trading days, for NASDAQ stocks and 90 trading days for Non-NASDAQ stocks. This field allows you to compare today's trading to the average daily volume. 1,575,180
Previous Close "Previous Close" is the previous trading day's last reported trade price during official trading hours. $ 114.24
52 Week High/Low "52 Week High" is the highest sales price the stock has achieved during the regular trading hours during the most recent 52 week period.
"52 Week Low" is the lowest sales price the stock has fallen to during the regular trading hours during the most recent 52 week period.
$ 118.46 / $ 97.78
Market cap “Market Capitalization” is a measure of the estimated value of the common equity securities of the company or their equivalent. It does not include securities convertible into the common equity securities. “Market Capitalization” is derived from the last sale price for the displayed class of listed securities and the total number of shares outstanding for both listed and unlisted securities (as applicable). NASDAQ does not use this value to determine compliance with the listing requirements. $ 34,073,319,426
P/E Ratio "P/E Ratio" is a statistic calculated by dividing the price of a stock by the reported actual earnings per share of the issuing firm (not the same as the projected P/E ratio); it is also called the "multiple". 29.16
Forward P/E(1y) A widely used stock evaluation measure. For a security, the Price/Earnings Ratio is given by dividing the Last Sale Price by the Average EPS (Earnings Per Share) Estimate for the specified fiscal time period. The forward P/E refers to the value for the next full year. 24.78
Earnings Per Share (EPS) The EPS listed on our infoquote and Summary Quote page is "12-mos Rolling". EPS represents the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Net income (reported or estimated) for a period of time is divided by the total number of shares outstanding (TSO) during that period; See growth rate measures for EPS. Our vendor's methodology for the EPS on the infoquote and Summary Quote pages follows the EPS used by the majority of the analysts following the stock, in many cases this is EBITDA EPS. $ 3.93
Annualized dividend $ 1.32
Ex Dividend Date Mar. 6, 2015
Dividend Payment Date Apr. 15, 2015
Current Yield Indicated yield represents annual dividends divided by current stock price. 1.16 %
Beta "Beta" is a volatility measurement of a stock mutual fund or ETF versus a comparable benchmark like the S&P 500 stock index. A stock fund or ETF with a higher beta than the S&P 500 will rise or fall to a greater degree. In contrast, a stock fund or ETF with a low beta will rise or fall less. 1.01

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ETFs with ECL as a Top 10 Holding*

Weighting ETF Name (Symbol) 100-Day Price Change (%)
4.9% iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF (IYM) -2.42  (-2.89%)
4.9% Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) +0.21  (0.43%)
3.72% Vanguard Materials ETF - DNQ (VAW) -0.64  (-0.59%)
3.59% Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF (RTM) +2.98  (3.63%)
3.47% Fidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF (FMAT) +0.08  (0.29%)
*Data is provided by Barchart.com. Data reflects weightings calculated at the beginning of each month. Data is subject to change.
**Green highlights the top performing ETF by % change in the past 100 days.

Company Description (as filed with the SEC)

Ecolab was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in 1924. Our fiscal year is the calendar year ending December 31. In 2014, we took several actions to continue to build our business, including those set forth below and additional actions set forth under the heading "2014 Activity" in Note 4 located on page 44 of the Annual Report, and incorporated herein by reference. † In December 2013, subsequent to our fiscal year end for international operations, we completed the acquisition of AkzoNobel B.V.'s Purate business which specializes in global antimicrobial water treatment. Pre-acquisition annual sales of the business were approximately $23 million. The acquired business became part of our Global Industrial reportable segment during the first quarter of 2014 (see Item 1(c) below for a discussion of our reportable segments).  ... More ...  

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