US Ecology (ECOL) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) is scheduled to release its earnings data after the market closes on Thursday, November 1st. Analysts expect US Ecology to post earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter. US Ecology has set its FY18 guidance at $2.15-2.34 EPS.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.07. US Ecology had a net margin of 11.74% and a return on equity of 14.12%. The company had revenue of $136.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $136.73 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect US Ecology to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of NASDAQ ECOL opened at $68.61 on Wednesday. US Ecology has a fifty-two week low of $44.50 and a fifty-two week high of $77.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.89 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a current ratio of 2.45, a quick ratio of 2.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 26th. Investors of record on Friday, October 19th were given a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 18th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.05%. US Ecology’s payout ratio is 41.86%.

In related news, CEO Jeffrey R. Feeler sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.08, for a total value of $438,480.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 59,504 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,348,552.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Eric L. Gerratt sold 27,087 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.03, for a total transaction of $1,896,902.61. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 44,587 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,122,427.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 57,944 shares of company stock worth $4,128,574. 1.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on ECOL. BidaskClub raised shares of US Ecology from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, September 8th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of US Ecology from $65.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, September 7th. UBS Group raised their price target on shares of US Ecology from $56.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of US Ecology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.20.

US Ecology Company Profile

US Ecology, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates in two segments, Environmental Services; and Field & Industrial Services. 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.

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