US Ecology (ECOL) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) will issue its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, February 14th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.60 per share for the quarter.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) opened at $47.85 on Wednesday. US Ecology has a one year low of $44.50 and a one year high of $55.75. The company has a quick ratio of 2.00, a current ratio of 2.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. The company has a market cap of $1,096.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.88 and a beta of 0.72.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 19th were paid a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.50%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 18th. US Ecology’s dividend payout ratio is presently 60.00%.

In related news, CEO Jeffrey R. Feeler sold 3,000 shares of US Ecology stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.56, for a total transaction of $151,680.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 54,925 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,777,008. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

ECOL has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of US Ecology from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 1st. BMO Capital Markets cut their target price on shares of US Ecology from $54.00 to $47.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 target price (down previously from $60.00) on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.80.

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About US Ecology

US Ecology, Inc is a provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company offers treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste, as well as a range of field and industrial services. The Company operates in two business segments: Environmental Services, and Field & Industrial Services.

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