US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 2nd, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Friday, January 19th will be paid a dividend of 0.18 per share by the business services provider on Friday, January 26th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 18th.
Shares of US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) opened at $52.05 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 2.00 and a current ratio of 2.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,130.69, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.38 and a beta of 0.71. US Ecology has a 12 month low of $44.50 and a 12 month high of $55.75.
US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by ($0.23). US Ecology had a return on equity of 10.35% and a net margin of 5.39%. The company had revenue of $135.05 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $135.29 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.47 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that US Ecology will post 1.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price target on US Ecology from $54.00 to $47.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded US Ecology from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price target (down from $60.00) on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, BidaskClub cut US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $52.80.
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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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