Stericycle Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SRCL)
Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 105 call options on the company, AnalystRatings.Net reports. This represents an increase of 133% compared to the typical daily volume of 45 call options.
In other Stericycle news, CFO Brink Frank Jm Ten sold 45,000 shares of Stericycle stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.84, for a total transaction of $5,347,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.
A number of research firms have recently commented on SRCL. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Stericycle in a research note on Monday, July 28th. 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. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $131.45.
Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) traded up 0.38% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $118.14. 198,286 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Stericycle has a 52-week low of $108.62 and a 52-week high of $125.43. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $118.4 and a 200-day moving average of $115.5. The company has a market cap of $10.019 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.89.
Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters 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 in the prior year, the company posted $0.93 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 21.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Stericycle will post $4.25 earnings per share 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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