US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) COO Simon G. Bell sold 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.70, for a total value of $222,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 35,115 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,955,905.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.
Shares of US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ ECOL) traded down $0.45 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $55.50. The company had a trading volume of 43,325 shares, compared to its average volume of 102,621. The company has a quick ratio of 2.23, a current ratio of 2.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,229.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.67 and a beta of 0.69. US Ecology Inc has a twelve month low of $44.50 and a twelve month high of $59.70.
US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The business services provider reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.11. US Ecology had a return on equity of 12.65% and a net margin of 9.79%. The business had revenue of $133.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $132.09 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.36 earnings per share. US Ecology’s revenue was up 14.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that US Ecology Inc will post 2.21 EPS for the current year.
A number of brokerages recently commented on ECOL. BidaskClub lowered US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $64.00 target price on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $59.75.
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About US Ecology
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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