Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) shares rose 1.9% during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $13.85 and last traded at $13.72, with a volume of 94,004 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.46.

HCCI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Needham & Company LLC upped their price target on Heritage-Crystal Clean from $15.50 to $16.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. TheStreet upgraded Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Heritage-Crystal Clean currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $14.50.

The firm’s 50 day moving average is $12.66 and its 200 day moving average is $10.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $308.54 million and a PE ratio of 1059.23.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.05. Analysts forecast that Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Heritage-Crystal Clean news, VP Tom Hillstrom sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 24th. The shares were 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 owns 3,810 shares in the company, valued at approximately $50,330.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed 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 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 (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 0.78% of Heritage-Crystal Clean worth $1,854,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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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