US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 3rd, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.18 per share by the business services provider on Friday, July 28th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.36%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 19th.
Shares of US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) opened at 52.80 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $1.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.16 and a beta of 0.68. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $50.58 and its 200 day moving average price is $49.66. US Ecology has a one year low of $38.00 and a one year high of $54.00.
US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The business services provider reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $110.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $109.90 million. US Ecology had a return on equity of 11.45% and a net margin of 6.73%. US Ecology’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.32 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that US Ecology will post $1.73 earnings per share for the current year.
Several research firms have recently issued reports on ECOL. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of US Ecology in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $54.00 price objective for the company. BidaskClub raised shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating on shares of US Ecology in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $51.00 to $55.00 in a research report on Monday, May 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.75.
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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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