News stories about Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. 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 media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.2430261081471 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets reduced their price objective on Clean Harbors from $65.00 to $59.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and set a $57.00 price objective on shares of Clean Harbors in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Raymond James Financial raised Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Oppenheimer reduced their price objective on Clean Harbors from $67.00 to $62.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Clean Harbors from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $61.00.
Clean Harbors (NYSE CLH) opened at $56.34 on Thursday. Clean Harbors has a twelve month low of $49.63 and a twelve month high of $61.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a current ratio of 2.19 and a quick ratio of 1.86. The company has a market capitalization of $3,199.66, a price-to-earnings ratio of 804.97 and a beta of 1.02.
In related news, COO Eric W. Gerstenberg sold 7,150 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.77, for a total value of $377,305.50. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 86,202 shares in the company, valued at $4,548,879.54. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Brian P. Weber sold 1,870 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.00, for a total value of $99,110.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 57,205 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,031,865. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 11,581 shares of company stock valued at $613,418 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 8.90% of the company’s stock.
About Clean Harbors
Clean Harbors, Inc is a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company is also a re-refiner and recycler of used oil in the world and a provider of parts cleaning and related environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers in North America.
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