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Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) from Buy to Hold in a statement released earlier today.

Having a price of $122.81, Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) traded 0.34% lower on the day. With the last stock price up 0.53% relative to the two hundred day average, compared with the S&P 500 which has decreased -0.01% over the same period. ECL has been tracking to a 50-day average of $121.88 and 200-day moving average of $116.71. Trading volume was was up over the average, with 1,057,306 shares of ECL changing hands over the typical 891,586 shares.

Stifel Nicolaus has downgraded Ecolab(NYSE:ECL) from Buy to Hold in a statement released 8/03/2016.

On Friday July 15 2016, Citigroup reported on Ecolab(NYSE:ECL) raised the target price from $117.00 to $127.00. At the time, this suggested an upside of 0.05%.

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Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)

In addition to Stifel Nicolaus reporting it’s stock price target, a total of 17 equity analysts have issued a ratings update on the company. The consensus target stock price is $114.59 with six analysts rating the stock a strong buy, six analysts rating the company a buy, seven analysts rating the stock a hold, one brokerage rating the company to underperform, and finally 0 analysts rating the stock as sell.

Ecolab has a one-year low of $98.62 and a 52 week high of $124.60 with a PE ratio of 37 and has a total market value of $0.0.

Brief Synopsis About Ecolab (NYSE:ECL)

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. The Company’s segments include Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, Other and Corporate. The Global Industrial segment consists of the Water, Food and Beverage, Paper and Textile Care operating units. The Global Institutional segment consists of the Institutional, Specialty and Healthcare operating units. The Global Energy segment provides on-site and technology-driven solutions to the global drilling, oil and gas production, refining and petrochemical industries. The Other segment consists of the pest elimination and equipment care operating units. The Company’s cleaning and sanitizing programs and products, pest elimination services and equipment maintenance and repair services support customers in the foodservice, food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, government and education, retail, and textile care and commercial facilities management sectors in approximately 170 countries.

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