US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) CFO Eric L. Gerratt sold 19,936 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.80, for a total value of $933,004.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 31,447 shares in the company, valued at $1,471,719.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ ECOL) opened at 49.30 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $50.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $49.86. The company has a market capitalization of $1.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.55 and a beta of 0.67. US Ecology, Inc. has a 52-week low of $38.00 and a 52-week high of $55.00.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38. US Ecology had a net margin of 5.86% and a return on equity of 11.37%. The firm had revenue of $126.06 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $128.38 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that US Ecology, Inc. will post $1.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Flinton Capital Management LLC boosted its position in US Ecology by 54.3% in the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,988 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. boosted its position in US Ecology by 2.0% in the second quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 2,090 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the last quarter. Vestor Capital LLC purchased a new position in US Ecology during the second quarter worth about $116,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in US Ecology by 2.1% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 2,410 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in US Ecology by 210.9% in the first quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,543 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 1,725 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.63% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered US Ecology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered US Ecology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of US Ecology in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on US Ecology in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $54.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of US Ecology in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.60.

US Ecology Company Profile

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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