US Ecology (ECOL) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) is scheduled to be issuing its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, April 25th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.39 per share for the quarter. US Ecology has set its FY18 guidance at $2.15-2.34 EPS.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The business services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $133.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $132.09 million. US Ecology had a net margin of 9.79% and a return on equity of 12.65%. US Ecology’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.36 EPS. On average, analysts expect US Ecology to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

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Shares of NASDAQ:ECOL opened at $56.20 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,207.99, a P/E ratio of 32.67 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 2.23 and a current ratio of 2.23. US Ecology has a fifty-two week low of $44.50 and a fifty-two week high of $59.70.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Investors of record on Friday, April 20th will be given a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 19th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.28%. US Ecology’s dividend payout ratio is 41.86%.

In other US Ecology news, Director Stephen A. Romano sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.95, for a total transaction of $176,850.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 25,395 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,497,035.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Jeffrey R. Feeler sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.59, for a total transaction of $1,364,750.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 79,127 shares in the company, valued at $4,319,542.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 35,742 shares of company stock worth $1,972,642 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

ECOL has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $64.00 price target on shares of US Ecology in a research report on Friday, February 16th. UBS initiated coverage on shares of US Ecology in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. They set a “sell” rating and a $55.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 12th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on shares of US Ecology from $52.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $58.80.

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US Ecology Company Profile

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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