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

HCCI has been the subject of several recent research reports. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Needham & Company LLC increased their price target on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from $13.00 to $15.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 12th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 6th. One 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. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $14.50.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $12.66 and a 200-day moving average of $10.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $308.54 million and a PE ratio of 1059.23.

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

In other news, VP Tom Hillstrom sold 15,000 shares of the business’s 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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $50,330.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Heritage-Crystal Clean stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in 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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