Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

Media headlines about Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clean Harbors earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.4769650408771 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

NYSE:CLH traded up $0.43 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $53.50. 297,900 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 367,969. Clean Harbors has a 52-week low of $44.74 and a 52-week high of $58.28. The company has a current ratio of 2.06, a quick ratio of 1.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.42. The firm has a market cap of $3.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 160.73 and a beta of 1.07.

Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The business services provider reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.02. Clean Harbors had a return on equity of 1.72% and a net margin of 3.64%. The company had revenue of $749.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $732.88 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.19) EPS. Clean Harbors’s quarterly revenue was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Clean Harbors will post 0.69 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on CLH shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Clean Harbors from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Robert W. Baird upgraded Clean Harbors from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $60.00 to $61.00 in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Clean Harbors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $54.00 to $60.00 in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. ValuEngine lowered Clean Harbors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $60.00 price target (down previously from $61.00) on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Clean Harbors presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.89.

In other Clean Harbors news, EVP Mark G. Bouldin sold 2,519 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.40, for a total transaction of $129,476.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Alan S. Mckim sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.11, for a total value of $5,211,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 3,955,136 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $206,102,136.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 146,518 shares of company stock valued at $7,606,184. 8.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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