Charah Solutions Inc (NYSE:CHRA) has received a consensus broker rating score of 2.67 (Hold) from the three brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company.

Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus price target of $4.33 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.05 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Charah Solutions an industry rank of 96 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several brokerages recently commented on CHRA. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on shares of Charah Solutions from $4.00 to $3.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 10th. First Analysis lowered their price objective on shares of Charah Solutions from $8.00 to $3.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 4th. ValuEngine raised Charah Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Charah Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 22nd.

In related news, major shareholder Charles E. Price sold 34,773 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.16, for a total value of $75,109.68. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Scott Andrew Sewell acquired 14,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 12th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $2.62 per share, for a total transaction of $36,680.00. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 44,610 shares of company stock worth $99,598. Insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of CHRA. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Charah Solutions by 34.1% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 451,176 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,482,000 after purchasing an additional 114,819 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Charah Solutions by 6.2% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 410,948 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,261,000 after purchasing an additional 23,838 shares during the last quarter. Skylands Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Charah Solutions during the 2nd quarter worth about $1,823,000. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in Charah Solutions by 20.8% in the 2nd quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC now owns 109,541 shares of the company’s stock valued at $602,000 after buying an additional 18,880 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its holdings in Charah Solutions by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 97,867 shares of the company’s stock valued at $538,000 after buying an additional 5,173 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 23.62% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Charah Solutions stock traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $2.04. The company had a trading volume of 12,125 shares, compared to its average volume of 38,187. Charah Solutions has a 1-year low of $1.76 and a 1-year high of $8.65. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $2.13 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $3.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.96, a current ratio of 0.71 and a quick ratio of 0.62. The stock has a market cap of $60.73 million, a PE ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 0.18.

Charah Solutions Company Profile

Charah Solutions, Inc provides environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Environmental Solutions; and Maintenance and Technical Services. The Environmental Solutions segment offers remediation and compliance services, including development, construction, and management of landfills for coal-fired power generation facilities, and new and existing ash ponds; and active pond management services, such as clean closure, cap-in-place, and design and construction of new ponds.

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