| Ecolab is a provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Co.'s segments include: Global Industrial, which provides water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions in the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, power generation, pharmaceutical and commercial laundry industries; Global Institutional, which provides cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government, education and retail industries; and Global Energy, which serves the process chemicals and water treatment needs of the global petroleum and petrochemical industries in both upstream and downstream applications. We show 43 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.