Media stories about US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. US Ecology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9899472483905 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target (down from $60.00) on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised US Ecology from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. US Ecology currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $53.80.
US Ecology (NASDAQ ECOL) traded down $1.30 on Friday, reaching $50.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 54,997 shares, compared to its average volume of 86,635. The firm has a market cap of $1,141.62 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 2.00 and a quick ratio of 2.00. US Ecology has a 12-month low of $44.50 and a 12-month high of $55.75.
In other US Ecology news, CEO Jeffrey R. Feeler sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.56, for a total value of $151,680.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 54,925 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,777,008. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.
About US Ecology
US Ecology, Inc is a provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company offers treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste, as well as a range of field and industrial services. The Company operates in two business segments: Environmental Services, and Field & Industrial Services.
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