US Ecology Inc Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.18 (ECOL)

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.

In other US Ecology news, CEO Jeffrey R. Feeler sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.56, for a total value of $151,680.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 54,925 shares in the company, valued at $2,777,008. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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.

Dividend History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)

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