Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Roth Capital set a $17.00 price target on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 20th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $16.50 price target on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 16th.

Shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) traded up 1.28% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $15.85. 15,549 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a one year low of $9.95 and a one year high of $16.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $357.05 million, a P/E ratio of 28.92 and a beta of 1.77. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $15.01 and a 200 day moving average of $14.85.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.01. Heritage-Crystal Clean had a negative net margin of 0.03% and a positive return on equity of 3.39%. The business had revenue of $106.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $108.86 million. On average, analysts forecast that Heritage-Crystal Clean will post $0.60 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other Heritage-Crystal Clean news, Director Carmine Falcone sold 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.35, for a total transaction of $69,075.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,420 shares in the company, valued at $52,497. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, COO Gregory Ray sold 20,107 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.64, for a total transaction of $314,473.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 175,709 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,748,088.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 146,811 shares of company stock worth $2,188,787 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 14.30% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 0.8% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 10,452 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 85 shares in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 7.0% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 7,852 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 513 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 3.3% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 46,141 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $632,000 after buying an additional 1,473 shares in the last quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 2.5% in the fourth quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 88,764 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $1,394,000 after buying an additional 2,157 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janus Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 3.7% in the first quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 76,184 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $1,044,000 after buying an additional 2,691 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 52.50% of the company’s stock.

Heritage-Crystal Clean Company Profile

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc provides full-service parts cleaning, containerized waste management, used oil collection, vacuum truck services and antifreeze recycling. The Company owns and operates a used oil re-refinery. The Company operates through two segments: Environmental Services and Oil Business.

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