US Ecology (ECOL) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.09

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:

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.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.23). US Ecology had a return on equity of 10.35% and a net margin of 5.39%. The business had revenue of $135.05 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $135.29 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.47 EPS. US Ecology’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that US Ecology will post 1.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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.

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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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