2017 Q4 Sentiment US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL)

April 16, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Sentiment for US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL)

US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.63 in 2017 Q4. Its down -0.06, from 1.69 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped, as 70 active investment managers opened new and increased holdings, while 43 cut down and sold equity positions in US Ecology Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now have: 17.78 million shares, down from 18.15 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding US Ecology Inc in their top 10 holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 32 Increased: 56 New Position: 14.

US Ecology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company has market cap of $1.23 billion. It operates in two divisions, Environmental Services; and Field & Industrial Services. It has a 24.87 P/E ratio. The Environmental Services segment offers hazardous material management services, including transportation, recycling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at its landfill, wastewater, and other treatment facilities.

The stock increased 1.54% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $55.95. About 10,940 shares traded. US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) has risen 12.61% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.06% the S&P500.

Analysts await US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.30 EPS, up 30.43 % or $0.07 from last year’s $0.23 per share. ECOL’s profit will be $6.57M for 46.63 P/E if the $0.30 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by US Ecology, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -58.90 % negative EPS growth.

Fenimore Asset Management Inc holds 0.83% of its portfolio in US Ecology, Inc. for 428,331 shares. Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc owns 1.59 million shares or 0.75% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Redmond Asset Management Llc has 0.49% invested in the company for 22,251 shares. The Georgia-based Chatham Capital Group Inc. has invested 0.42% in the stock. Naples Global Advisors Llc, a Florida-based fund reported 20,150 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $1.97 million activity.

US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 60% of US Ecology’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating US Ecology, 3 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $47 while the high is $64.0. The stock’s average target of $59.20 is 5.81% above today’s ($55.95) share price. ECOL was included in 9 notes of analysts from October 26, 2017. Stifel Nicolaus maintained US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) rating on Thursday, January 4. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $64.0 target. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, February 20 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, February 16 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 22 by BMO Capital Markets. Canaccord Genuity maintained US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Friday, February 16. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by BMO Capital Markets.

US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) Institutional Positions Chart

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