US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) Shares Acquired by River Road Asset Management LLC

River Road Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) by 3.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 806,564 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 29,548 shares during the period. River Road Asset Management LLC’s holdings in US Ecology were worth $30,262,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of US Ecology by 6.7% during the 1st quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 4,207 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $175,000 after buying an additional 264 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. increased its holdings in shares of US Ecology by 25.2% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. now owns 1,356 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $50,000 after buying an additional 273 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE increased its holdings in shares of US Ecology by 8.5% during the 1st quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 3,532 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $147,000 after buying an additional 276 shares during the last quarter. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd increased its holdings in shares of US Ecology by 34.3% during the 1st quarter. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd now owns 1,167 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $49,000 after buying an additional 298 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System increased its holdings in US Ecology by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 8,566 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $321,000 after purchasing an additional 310 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.46% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ ECOL opened at $35.23 on Wednesday. US Ecology, Inc. has a 12-month low of $29.89 and a 12-month high of $45.72. The company has a market cap of $1.11 billion, a P/E ratio of -12.02 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a current ratio of 2.12, a quick ratio of 2.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $36.33 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.14.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 29th. The business services provider reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.06). US Ecology had a negative net margin of 9.60% and a positive return on equity of 2.33%. The business had revenue of $240.77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $237.70 million. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that US Ecology, Inc. will post 0.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded US Ecology from a “buy” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 4th.

US Ecology Profile

US Ecology, Inc engages in the provision of environmental services to commercial and government entities. It operates through the following segments: Waste Solutions; Field Services; and Energy Waste. The Waste Solutions segment include a range of specialty material management services including transportation, recycling, treatment and disposal of hazardous, non-hazardous, E&P and radioactive waste at company-owned landfill, wastewater, deep-well injection, and other treatment facilities.

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