Clean Harbors (CLH) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.17

News headlines about Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clean Harbors earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.5790867329622 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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Several analysts have commented on CLH shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Clean Harbors from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $57.00 target price on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. ValuEngine downgraded Clean Harbors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. UBS downgraded Clean Harbors from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 target price (down from $66.00) on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Clean Harbors currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $58.80.

Shares of CLH stock traded up $0.61 on Tuesday, reaching $48.45. The stock had a trading volume of 602,123 shares, compared to its average volume of 329,708. The company has a market cap of $2,758.09, a P/E ratio of 144.97 and a beta of 1.01. Clean Harbors has a 1 year low of $46.62 and a 1 year high of $61.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37, a current ratio of 2.29 and a quick ratio of 1.94.

Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The business services provider reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.13). The firm had revenue of $747.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $720.50 million. Clean Harbors had a return on equity of 1.36% and a net margin of 3.42%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.06) earnings per share. analysts expect that Clean Harbors will post 0.71 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, EVP Mark G. Bouldin sold 703 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.62, for a total value of $33,476.86. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 17,744 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $844,969.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Alan S. Mckim sold 42,666 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.45, for a total value of $2,195,165.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 4,056,609 shares in the company, valued at $208,712,533.05. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 48,369 shares of company stock worth $2,483,293. 8.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors, Inc provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in North America. It operates through Technical Services; Industrial and Field Services; Safety-Kleen; and Oil, Gas and Lodging Services segments. The company's Technical Services segment provides a range of hazardous material management services, including the packaging, collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at its incinerator, landfill, wastewater, and other treatment facilities.

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