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Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

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    Yahoo Finance Insights
    Ecolab is up 5.14% to 209.64
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    Yu b da Fool
    3 months ago I predicted ECL would trade at $155 by the end of the first quarter. Looks like they may be LUCKY to be at $155 come April 1. At $155, it’s all down hill. Forced closures of hospitality outlets is happening across the world. Empty hotels and restaurants mean no sales at Ecolab. Their medical product sales are minimal, not nearly enough to offset sales losses in Institutional. They have over leveraged to over pay for dubious acquisitions around the globe. Even with them getting ready to pay shareholders a dividend, it’s going to be offset 10X’s by the drop in share price, the same day. Expect Ecolab to lay off thousands across the globe, and across all of its divisions in the next few weeks!
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    Hogans
    No layoffs for ECL, but instead they are hiring hundreds of workers to keep up with demand for sanitizing products. BIG earnings coming soon folks. ECL is a very good company
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    Douglas
    hold. its a fantastic company. bill gates owns 12%
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    Yu b da Fool
    Ecolab cancels merit increases for all employees in 2020! So, even if you earn it, you are not going to get it! Great motivation strategy.
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    Yu b da Fool
    I am predicting $155 per share after 4th Quarter results. They are losing business prodigiously, in International, Institutional, and Water Care! No one washes dishes on a home delivery from a restaurant, which is hitting 30% of sales in some areas. A real stock for the last millennium, not so much for the future. Maybe selling their Household Division 20 years ago wasn’t such a great plan? This company is a taxi operator in the age of Uber.
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    Jack
    Would at least (1) analyst inquire about $/rep sales?!!? You want larger volume increases; then reduce sales $ responsibility. Get institutional reps below $750k/year in sales, and the gain growth will increase. Any rep over that is going to have a hard time growing, AND maintaining service to current accounts!
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    Jomar2298
    Cleaning and sanitizing services should go through the roof once businesses reopen. If retailers and restaurants ever hope to reassure customers their establishment is safe they need to be sanitizing more often - as customers will demand it.
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    Douglas
    with ecolab shares swapping for apergy in 2 weeks. i would bet that ecolab splits to gain the shares back.
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    Yu b da Fool
    The first EPA approved product for long term sanitation of surfaces to protect them for COVID 19 for up to 7 days is a product named SurfaceWise2, by a company named Applied Bioscience. American Airlines is testing it for application to all 1500 of its planes, as well as all ground facilities. What is Ecolab doing?
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    Yahoo Finance Insights
    ECL reached a new 52 Week High at 147.78
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    Southshore
    If I understand correctly ECL will retire 5m shares after the merger and that will bring down outstanding shares from 289 mil to 284mol and will increase the price above $300, correct me if I’m wrong!
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    P L
    Anyone got any idea about the stock exchange with Champion X?
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    stocktargetadvisor
    $ECL
    Initiates Coverage On Evercore ISI Outperform
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    Southshore
    Can anyone explain why ECL June 12 290 Call has such huge volume and open interest?
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    Dar
    Wow
    Doug Baker sells over $50M of stock, right at the highs.
    Wink wink
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    Yu b da Fool
    Whats going on at Ecolab? I know they lost tons of Corporate Accounts last year, worldwide. Looks like the lost revenue is catching up to their bottom line. It looks like they cut a lot of dead wood AVP's in Institutional Corporate Accounts. Many were i their 50's, with 25-30 years in. They should have cut all of them of they want to grow Institutional revenues. Now the UK regulatory agencies are nullifying an acquisition? Where was the due diligence? Baker says they are going to get out of this with new account productivity! Good luck with that!
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    Dar
    Now lost ChampionX sales. Sell ECL hard. Just became a smaller company and retired a disproportionately small number of shares. Sell.
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    Great
    How many times has Ecolab missed projections before Covid. The retail, restaurants took a 19% hit which they got lucky that some of that was covered with 22% in hospitals with the sanitizer. They also spun off Champion.