Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C decreased its position in shares of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) by 0.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 298,521 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,905 shares during the period. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C owned approximately 1.37% of US Ecology worth $16,060,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ECOL. Flinton Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of 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 period. First Mercantile Trust Co. increased its holdings in shares of 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 period. Vestor Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of US Ecology in the second quarter worth about $116,000. Pinebridge Investments L.P. increased its holdings in shares of US Ecology by 1.1% in the second quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 2,875 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 32 shares during the period. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of US Ecology by 17.6% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,267 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $165,000 after buying an additional 488 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.59% of the company’s stock.

US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) opened at $50.55 on Friday. US Ecology, Inc. has a twelve month low of $44.50 and a twelve month high of $55.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,101.20, a PE ratio of 37.61 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a current ratio of 2.00, a quick ratio of 2.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94.

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

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of US Ecology in a report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target (down previously from $60.00) on shares of US Ecology in a report on Monday, October 30th. BidaskClub downgraded US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reduced their price target on US Ecology from $54.00 to $47.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 30th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.25.

In related news, CEO Jeffrey R. Feeler sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.56, for a total transaction of $151,680.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 54,925 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,777,008. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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