US Ecology Downgraded to Neutral at Zacks (ECOL)
US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) was downgraded by Zacks from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued on Monday. They currently have a $53.80 target price on the stock. Zacks‘s price objective points to a potential upside of 25.88% from the company’s current price.
Shares of US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) traded up 0.07% on Monday, hitting $42.74. 91,862 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. US Ecology has a 52-week low of $27.33 and a 52-week high of $51.60. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $45.97 and its 200-day moving average is $43.92. The company has a market cap of $923.7 million and a P/E ratio of 24.18.
US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $66.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $57.77 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 44.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that US Ecology will post $1.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Separately, analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Thursday, August 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $52.00 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $48.83.
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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