Clean Harbors Inc (NYSE:CLH) CFO Michael Louis Battles sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.20, for a total value of $130,400.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 53,113 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,462,967.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Michael Louis Battles also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, September 4th, Michael Louis Battles sold 6,000 shares of Clean Harbors stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.46, for a total value of $416,760.00.

NYSE:CLH traded up $0.51 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $66.13. The stock had a trading volume of 272,581 shares, compared to its average volume of 484,158. The company has a quick ratio of 1.70, a current ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35. The company has a market cap of $3.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 200.39 and a beta of 1.01. Clean Harbors Inc has a twelve month low of $44.74 and a twelve month high of $72.50.

Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $843.18 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $846.07 million. Clean Harbors had a net margin of 4.18% and a return on equity of 4.93%. The firm’s revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.21 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Clean Harbors Inc will post 1.17 EPS for the current year.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Creative Planning acquired a new stake in Clean Harbors in the third quarter valued at about $213,000. Brown Advisory Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Clean Harbors during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $225,000. Oakbrook Investments LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Clean Harbors during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $239,000. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Clean Harbors during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $239,000. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc lifted its position in shares of Clean Harbors by 131.9% during the 3rd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 3,954 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $283,000 after acquiring an additional 2,249 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.84% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. UBS Group set a $56.00 price target on Clean Harbors and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Needham & Company LLC raised their price target on Clean Harbors from $74.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 1st. TheStreet raised Clean Harbors from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective (up previously from $70.00) on shares of Clean Harbors in a research report on Tuesday, September 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $69.00 price objective on shares of Clean Harbors in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Clean Harbors currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $66.75.

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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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