Q: Hello. I did not buy Shopify when a friend recommended it to me almost 4 years ago. I, of course, regret that. He has now suggested a company called Ecolab. What is your opinion of this company as a buy?

A: Ecolab Inc., $201.83, symbol ECL on New York (Shares outstanding: 284.2 million; Market cap: $57.3 billion; www.ecolab.com), develops and markets chemicals and services for cleaning, pest elimination, sanitizing, and maintenance. It sells to customers in the foodservice, food and beverage processing, healthcare, government, education,… Read More