Media headlines about Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clean Harbors earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 44.3572062768625 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

CLH stock opened at $72.03 on Friday. Clean Harbors has a 12 month low of $44.74 and a 12 month high of $72.22. The company has a market cap of $3.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 218.27 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a quick ratio of 1.73, a current ratio of 2.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40.

Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.19. Clean Harbors had a net margin of 3.69% and a return on equity of 3.17%. The business had revenue of $849.14 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $838.85 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.24 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Clean Harbors will post 0.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Clean Harbors from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of Clean Harbors in a report on Thursday, July 12th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Clean Harbors from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $69.00 price objective on shares of Clean Harbors in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Needham & Company LLC increased their price objective on shares of Clean Harbors from $63.00 to $74.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Clean Harbors presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $63.25.

In related news, insider Eric A. Kraus sold 1,100 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.65, for a total transaction of $76,615.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 33,108 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,305,972.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, COO Eric W. Gerstenberg sold 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.19, for a total transaction of $441,520.00. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 59,486 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,283,032.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 27,513 shares of company stock valued at $1,742,663. Company insiders own 8.70% of the company’s stock.

Clean Harbors Company Profile

Clean Harbors, Inc provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in North America. It operates through Technical Services; Industrial and Field Services; Safety-Kleen; and Oil, Gas and Lodging Services segments. The company's Technical Services segment provides a range of hazardous material management services, including the packaging, collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at its incinerator, landfill, wastewater, and other treatment facilities.

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