Clean Harbors Inc (NYSE:CLH) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $60.50.

Several research firms recently commented on CLH. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Clean Harbors from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Oppenheimer cut their target price on shares of Clean Harbors from $67.00 to $62.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Raymond James Financial raised shares of Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, UBS Group raised shares of Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd.

In other Clean Harbors news, EVP Brian P. Weber sold 1,870 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.00, for a total value of $99,110.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 57,205 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,031,865. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider David J. Vergo sold 1,097 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.00, for a total transaction of $59,238.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 24,156 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,304,424. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 11,581 shares of company stock valued at $613,418. 8.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Clean Harbors by 9.9% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,081 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $116,000 after purchasing an additional 188 shares during the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation acquired a new position in shares of Clean Harbors during the 3rd quarter worth $189,000. Balyasny Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Clean Harbors during the 2nd quarter worth $203,000. Stifel Financial Corp acquired a new position in shares of Clean Harbors during the 3rd quarter worth $211,000. Finally, Shelton Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of Clean Harbors during the 2nd quarter worth $221,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.54% of the company’s stock.

Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) traded down $0.90 during trading on Monday, hitting $54.58. 354,500 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 323,800. The company has a quick ratio of 1.86, a current ratio of 2.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44. The company has a market capitalization of $3,107.43, a PE ratio of 779.83 and a beta of 1.02. Clean Harbors has a twelve month low of $49.63 and a twelve month high of $61.62.

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Clean Harbors Company Profile

Clean Harbors, Inc is a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company is also a re-refiner and recycler of used oil in the world and a provider of parts cleaning and related environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers in North America.

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