US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment

January 21, 2018 - By Vivian Park

 US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment

Sentiment for US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL)

US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) institutional sentiment increased to 1.69 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.67, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. The ratio has improved, as 61 institutional investors opened new or increased positions, while 36 sold and reduced holdings in US Ecology Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database reported: 18.15 million shares, down from 18.60 million shares in 2017Q2. Also, the number of institutional investors holding US Ecology Inc in their top 10 positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 6 Reduced: 30 Increased: 50 New Position: 11.

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 $1.15 billion. It operates in two divisions, Environmental Services; and Field & Industrial Services. It has a 44 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 0.96% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $52.8. About 120,356 shares traded or 40.90% up from the average. US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) has risen 15.99% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.71% the S&P500.

Analysts await US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.62 EPS, up 72.22 % or $0.26 from last year’s $0.36 per share. ECOL’s profit will be $13.53M for 21.29 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.37 actual EPS reported by US Ecology, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 67.57 % EPS growth.

Bares Capital Management Inc. holds 1.5% of its portfolio in US Ecology, Inc. for 618,123 shares. Fenimore Asset Management Inc owns 405,967 shares or 0.88% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc has 0.85% invested in the company for 1.58 million shares. The Virginia-based Redmond Asset Management Llc has invested 0.55% in the stock. Chatham Capital Group Inc., a Georgia-based fund reported 29,425 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.09 million activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 43% of US Ecology’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating US Ecology, 3 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $40 while the high is $64.0. The stock’s average target of $51.07 is -3.28% below today’s ($52.8) share price. ECOL was included in 22 notes of analysts from November 2, 2015. The stock of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, August 9. On Monday, October 30 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. Barclays Capital downgraded it to “Underweight” rating and $40 target in Tuesday, August 9 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) rating on Monday, October 30. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $47 target. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with “In-Line” on Tuesday, May 3. As per Tuesday, January 26, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Canaccord Genuity. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, November 17 report. The company was maintained on Monday, September 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, May 2.

More recent US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Reminder – US Ecology (ECOL) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon” on January 16, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 19, 2017” on October 18, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 18, 2018” with publication date: January 17, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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