Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) hit a new 52-week high on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $13.92 and last traded at $13.80, with a volume of 108,861 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.72.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on HCCI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, August 1st. Needham & Company LLC increased their price target on Heritage-Crystal Clean from $15.50 to $16.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. TheStreet upgraded Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 6th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a report on Friday, May 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $14.50.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $12.70 and a 200 day moving average of $10.98. The stock has a market cap of $309.00 million and a P/E ratio of 1060.7847.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.05. Equities analysts expect that Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. will post $0.33 EPS for the current year.

In related news, VP Tom Hillstrom sold 15,000 shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.21, for a total value of $198,150.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 3,810 shares in the company, valued at approximately $50,330.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Heritage-Crystal Clean stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) by 24.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 174,951 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 33,920 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.78% of Heritage-Crystal Clean worth $1,854,000 at the end of the most recent 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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