Clean Harbors (CLH) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.20

Press coverage about Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clean Harbors earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.5573884783121 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC upgraded Clean Harbors from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub downgraded Clean Harbors from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of Clean Harbors in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Clean Harbors in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Clean Harbors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.00.

Shares of Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) traded up $0.14 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $52.45. The company had a trading volume of 305,406 shares, compared to its average volume of 317,083. Clean Harbors has a 52 week low of $49.63 and a 52 week high of $61.62. The stock has a market cap of $2,930.00, a P/E ratio of 257.45 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a quick ratio of 1.86 and a current ratio of 2.19.

In related news, COO Eric W. Gerstenberg sold 4,667 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.42, for a total transaction of $235,310.14. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 91,950 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,636,119. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider David J. Vergo sold 1,097 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.00, for a total value of $59,238.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 24,156 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,304,424. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 7,187 shares of company stock worth $373,083. 8.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors, Inc is a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company is also a re-refiner and recycler of used oil in the world and a provider of parts cleaning and related environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers in North America.

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