Stericycle Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (NASDAQ:SRCL)
Shares of Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Analyst Ratings Net reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $133.00.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded shares of Stericycle from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Separately, 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. Finally, 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.
Shares of Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) opened at 117.82 on Thursday. Stericycle has a 52-week low of $108.62 and a 52-week high of $125.43. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $118.4 and its 200-day moving average is $115.8. The company has a market cap of $9.992 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.93.
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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