Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) CEO Joseph Chalhoub sold 20,568 shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.70, for a total value of $281,781.60. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 18,369 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $251,655.30. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) opened at 14.15 on Tuesday. Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. has a one year low of $7.19 and a one year high of $14.50. The company’s market cap is $317.10 million. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $13.21 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.51.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 19th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.09. Heritage-Crystal Clean had a positive return on equity of 3.39% and a negative net margin of 0.03%. The company had revenue of $81.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $82.50 million. Equities analysts predict that Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. will post $0.33 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in HCCI. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 1.4% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 14,012 shares of the company’s stock valued at $186,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 0.7% in the third quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 27,002 shares of the company’s stock valued at $359,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 1.8% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 19,037 shares of the company’s stock valued at $232,000 after buying an additional 337 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 2.0% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 43,145 shares of the company’s stock valued at $527,000 after buying an additional 840 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 13.4% in the third quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 7,663 shares of the company’s stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 908 shares during the period. 51.00% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

HCCI has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 5th. Needham & Company LLC boosted their price target on Heritage-Crystal Clean from $15.50 to $16.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $14.75.

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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