News stories about Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Heritage-Crystal Clean earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.9353109794018 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCCI) opened at $18.30 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $418.70, a P/E ratio of 31.48, a PEG ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 2.01. The company has a quick ratio of 2.02, a current ratio of 2.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a 1-year low of $12.85 and a 1-year high of $22.21.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The industrial products company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $83.33 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $85.32 million. Heritage-Crystal Clean had a return on equity of 6.76% and a net margin of 5.56%. research analysts forecast that Heritage-Crystal Clean will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. BidaskClub raised Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Roth Capital set a $24.00 price objective on Heritage-Crystal Clean and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Barrington Research lifted their target price on Heritage-Crystal Clean from $18.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $22.50.

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Heritage-Crystal Clean Company Profile

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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