Media stories about US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. US Ecology earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.4171918771886 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market expected to progress at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2015 to 2023 (newsient.com)
- Contrasting US Ecology (ECOL) & Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head to Head Review: US Ecology (ECOL) versus Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW) (americanbankingnews.com)
- US Ecology (ECOL) versus The Competition Head to Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
- US Ecology (ECOL) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of US Ecology (ECOL) opened at $50.40 on Friday. US Ecology has a 1-year low of $44.50 and a 1-year high of $55.75. The stock has a market cap of $1,100.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.35 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a current ratio of 2.00, a quick ratio of 2.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94.
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of US Ecology from $54.00 to $47.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 30th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of US Ecology in a report on Friday, October 6th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of US Ecology in a report on Friday, September 8th. BidaskClub lowered shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.25.
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.
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