Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) fell 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 traded. The stock had previously closed at $13.09.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on HCCI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 12th. Needham & Company LLC boosted their price objective on Heritage-Crystal Clean from $13.00 to $15.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. TheStreet upgraded Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 6th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a report on Friday, May 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Heritage-Crystal Clean currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $13.50.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $12.57 and its 200 day moving average is $10.37. The company has a market capitalization of $280.69 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 970.00.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.05. On average, equities analysts predict that Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. will post $0.31 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Brian Recatto acquired 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 9th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $10.03 per share, for a total transaction of $100,300.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 25,933 shares in the company, valued at approximately $260,107.99. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Royce & Associates LLC raised its stake 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 during the period. Central Securities Corp raised its stake 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 during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake 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 valued at $1,854,000 after buying an additional 33,920 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Frank Co raised its stake 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 during the period.

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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