Press coverage about US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. US Ecology earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6879932428063 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) opened at $51.00 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.00, a current ratio of 2.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. US Ecology has a one year low of $44.50 and a one year high of $55.75. The firm has a market cap of $1,110.00, a P/E ratio of 38.40 and a beta of 0.71.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.23). US Ecology had a net margin of 5.39% and a return on equity of 10.35%. The company had revenue of $135.05 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $135.29 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.47 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that US Ecology will post 1.61 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on ECOL. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. BMO Capital Markets cut their price target 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. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.25.

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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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