Stericycle (SRCL) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.07

News stories about Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stericycle earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6187146459619 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Shares of NASDAQ:SRCL opened at $61.07 on Wednesday. Stericycle has a fifty-two week low of $56.64 and a fifty-two week high of $88.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,165.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.07, a P/E/G ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.39. The company has a current ratio of 0.84, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90.

Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The business services provider reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.14 by ($0.14). Stericycle had a net margin of 1.18% and a return on equity of 13.83%. The company had revenue of $887.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $882.62 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.00 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Stericycle will post 4.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SRCL has been the topic of a number of research reports. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Stericycle in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. BidaskClub upgraded Stericycle from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price objective on Stericycle from $75.00 to $61.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and set a $64.00 price objective (down from $72.00) on shares of Stericycle in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut Stericycle from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $70.67.

In other Stericycle news, Director Jack W. Schuler bought 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The shares were bought at an average price of $62.59 per share, for a total transaction of $625,900.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 3.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Stericycle Company Profile

Stericycle, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated and compliance solutions to the healthcare, retail, and commercial businesses in the United States and internationally. It collects and processes regulated and specialized waste for disposal services; and collects personal and confidential information for secure destruction, as well as offers training, consulting, recall/return, communication, and compliance services.

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