Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI)’s share price traded down 3.7% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $12.39 and last traded at $12.61, with a volume of 81,267 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.09.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Needham & Company LLC upped their target price on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from $15.50 to $16.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research report on Friday, May 6th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $13.50.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $12.57 and a 200-day moving average price of $10.37. The firm has a market capitalization of $282.09 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 663.68.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.05. On average, analysts predict that Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. will post $0.27 EPS for the current year.

In other Heritage-Crystal Clean news, Director Brian Recatto purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.03 per share, with a total value of $100,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 25,933 shares in the company, valued at $260,107.99. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Other institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 24.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 174,951 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,854,000 after buying an additional 33,920 shares in the last quarter. Russell Frank Co raised its position in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 342,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,644,000 after buying an additional 12,800 shares in the last quarter. Central Securities Corp raised its position in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 18.9% in the fourth quarter. Central Securities Corp now owns 700,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,420,000 after buying an additional 111,288 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Royce & Associates LLC raised its position in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 16.9% in the fourth quarter. Royce & Associates LLC now owns 1,245,130 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,198,000 after buying an additional 180,000 shares in the last quarter.

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc provides full-service parts cleaning, containerized waste management, used oil collection, vacuum truck services and antifreeze recycling. The Company owns and operates a used oil re-refinery. The Company operates through two segments: Environmental Services and Oil Business.

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