Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $13.52 and last traded at $13.24, with a volume of 36,536 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $12.59.

HCCI has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Needham & Company LLC increased their price target on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from $15.50 to $16.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. TheStreet raised shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 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. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued 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 given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $14.50.

The company has a market cap of $308.88 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1060.385. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $12.62 and its 200 day moving average price is $10.86.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.05. On average, analysts anticipate that Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. will post $0.33 EPS for the current fiscal 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 completion of 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 filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) by 24.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor 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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