Teachers Advisors LLC lessened its position in shares of Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE:CLH) by 3.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 57,576 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 2,350 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned 0.10% of Clean Harbors worth $3,214,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Clean Harbors by 11,874.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,345,138 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $241,676,000 after purchasing an additional 4,308,850 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Clean Harbors by 4.4% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,048,109 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $225,156,000 after purchasing an additional 170,691 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Clean Harbors by 3.3% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,879,515 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $104,537,000 after purchasing an additional 60,435 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its stake in Clean Harbors by 2.2% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,352,821 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $75,241,000 after purchasing an additional 28,999 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Clean Harbors by 1.3% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 673,697 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $37,613,000 after purchasing an additional 8,599 shares in the last quarter. 94.13% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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In other Clean Harbors news, COO Eric W. Gerstenberg sold 4,667 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.42, for a total transaction of $235,310.14. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 91,950 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,636,119. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Eric J. Dugas sold 933 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.67, for a total transaction of $51,007.11. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 14,766 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $807,257.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 6,090 shares of company stock valued at $313,845. 8.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several research firms have weighed in on CLH. ValuEngine raised shares of Clean Harbors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $57.00 price target on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Barclays PLC raised shares of Clean Harbors from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $50.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Clean Harbors from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $67.00 price target on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $62.00.

Clean Harbors, Inc. (CLH) opened at 56.57 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $55.35 and its 200-day moving average is $56.03. Clean Harbors, Inc. has a one year low of $43.03 and a one year high of $61.62. The firm’s market capitalization is $3.23 billion.

Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $752.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $735.63 million. Clean Harbors had a negative net margin of 0.65% and a positive return on equity of 0.79%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.15 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Clean Harbors, Inc. will post $0.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Clean Harbors Company Profile

Clean Harbors, Inc is a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company is also a re-refiner and recycler of used oil in the world and a provider of parts cleaning and related environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers in North America.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH)

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