US Ecology Inc (ECOL) Lowered to “Hold” at BidaskClub

US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on ECOL. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of US Ecology in a report on Friday, March 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut US Ecology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating on shares of US Ecology in a report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $51.00 to $55.00 in a report on Monday, May 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $49.67.

US Ecology (ECOL) traded down 2.17% on Tuesday, reaching $49.60. The company had a trading volume of 12,185 shares. US Ecology has a 52-week low of $38.00 and a 52-week high of $54.00. The company has a market capitalization of $1.08 billion, a PE ratio of 33.97 and a beta of 0.67. The company’s 50-day moving average is $50.85 and its 200-day moving average is $49.52.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The business services provider reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $110.23 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $109.90 million. US Ecology had a return on equity of 7.38% and a net margin of 4.70%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.32 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that US Ecology will post $1.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in US Ecology by 2.1% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 2,410 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in US Ecology by 210.9% in the first quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,543 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 1,725 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in US Ecology by 36.4% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,779 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $130,000 after buying an additional 742 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in US Ecology by 193.2% in the first quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 2,865 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $133,000 after buying an additional 1,888 shares during the period. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its position in US Ecology by 3.0% in the first quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 4,725 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $221,000 after buying an additional 137 shares during the period. 85.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

US Ecology Company Profile

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.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “NASDAQ:ECOL”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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