US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) will be releasing its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, February 14th. Analysts expect US Ecology to post earnings of $0.60 per share for the quarter.

Shares of US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) opened at $48.85 on Tuesday. US Ecology has a 52 week low of $44.50 and a 52 week high of $55.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,060.78, a P/E ratio of 40.71 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 2.00 and a current ratio of 2.00.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 26th. Investors of record on Friday, January 19th were paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 18th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.47%. US Ecology’s payout ratio is 60.00%.

In related news, CEO Jeffrey R. Feeler sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.56, for a total transaction of $151,680.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 54,925 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,777,008. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on ECOL. BMO Capital Markets decreased their target price on US Ecology from $54.00 to $47.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded US Ecology from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 1st. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 target price (down previously from $60.00) on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.80.

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About US Ecology

US Ecology, Inc is a provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company offers treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste, as well as a range of field and industrial services. The Company operates in two business segments: Environmental Services, and Field & Industrial Services.

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