Stericycle Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (NASDAQ:SRCL)
Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $131.45.
SRCL has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Stericycle in a research note on Monday. They now have a $124.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Stericycle in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $136.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $127.00. Finally, analysts at Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Stericycle from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, June 13th. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $128.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
In other Stericycle news, CFO Brink Frank Jm Ten sold 45,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.84, for a total value of $5,347,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
Shares of Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) opened at 117.65 on Monday. Stericycle has a one year low of $108.62 and a one year high of $125.43. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $118.4 and its 200-day moving average is $115.5. The company has a market cap of $10.116 billion and a P/E ratio of 32.43.
Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.03. The company had revenue of $640.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $633.95 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.93 earnings per share. Stericycle’s revenue was up 21.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Stericycle will post $4.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Stericycle, Inc, is in the business of managing regulated waste and providing an array of related and complementary services.
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