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US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 2nd, AnalystRatings.Net reports. Investors of record on Monday, January 20th will be paid a dividend of 0.18 per share on Tuesday, January 28th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.94%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on ECOL shares. Analysts at Raymond James initiated coverage on shares of US Ecology in a research note to investors on Monday, December 23rd. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. On a related note, analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. initiated coverage on shares of US Ecology in a research note to investors on Friday, December 20th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Wunderlich raised their price target on shares of US Ecology from $38.00 to $40.00 in a research note to investors on Thursday, December 5th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. US Ecology presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.63.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) opened at 37.102 on Thursday. US Ecology has a 1-year low of $22.50 and a 1-year high of $39.77. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $36.46 and a 200-day moving average of $31.68. The company has a market cap of $686.9 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.51.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, October 29th. The company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $53.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $48.90 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that US Ecology will post $1.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

US Ecology, Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) through its subsidiaries, provides radioactive, hazardous, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and non-hazardous industrial waste management and recycling services to commercial and government entities, such as refineries and chemical production facilities, manufacturers, electric utilities, steel mills, medical and academic institutions and waste brokers/aggregators.

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