| Ecolab is a provider of water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. Co.'s cleaning and sanitizing programs and products and pest elimination services support customers in the foodservice, food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, government and education, retail, textile care and commercial facilities management sectors. Co.'s products and technologies are also used in water treatment, pollution control, energy conservation, refining, primary metals manufacturing, papermaking, mining and other industrial processes. Co. has three reportable segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional and Specialty and Global Healthcare and Life Sciences. We show 46 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of ECL's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of ECL shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like ECL versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ECL by allowing them to research ECL shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.