Insider Selling: Heritage Crystal Clean Inc. (HCCI) VP Sells 3,748 Shares of Stock

Heritage Crystal Clean Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) VP John Lucks sold 3,748 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.35, for a total transaction of $76,271.80. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 96,005 shares in the company, valued at $1,953,701.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of HCCI stock traded down $0.10 on Friday, reaching $19.65. The company had a trading volume of 62,794 shares, compared to its average volume of 66,587. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a current ratio of 2.80 and a quick ratio of 2.18. Heritage Crystal Clean Inc. has a 12 month low of $14.35 and a 12 month high of $25.20. The stock has a market cap of $452.26 million, a PE ratio of 28.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.75.

Heritage Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The industrial products company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by ($0.09). Heritage Crystal Clean had a net margin of 6.30% and a return on equity of 6.12%. The business had revenue of $83.15 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $84.60 million. research analysts anticipate that Heritage Crystal Clean Inc. will post 0.73 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC raised its stake in shares of Heritage Crystal Clean by 14.3% during the 4th quarter. ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC now owns 2,290,730 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $49,823,000 after purchasing an additional 286,196 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Heritage Crystal Clean by 15.4% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 756,760 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $17,822,000 after purchasing an additional 100,911 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Heritage Crystal Clean by 2.1% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 695,529 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $15,128,000 after purchasing an additional 14,489 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in Heritage Crystal Clean by 6.7% in the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 485,500 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $10,560,000 after acquiring an additional 30,314 shares during the period. Finally, Wasatch Advisors Inc. raised its stake in Heritage Crystal Clean by 22.7% in the 1st quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 188,003 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $4,427,000 after acquiring an additional 34,811 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 60.62% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts recently commented on HCCI shares. TheStreet lowered shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird boosted their target price on shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from $22.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.17.

Heritage Crystal Clean Company Profile

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc, through its subsidiary, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, provides parts cleaning, and hazardous and non-hazardous containerized waste services to small and mid-sized customers in the vehicle maintenance and manufacturing services industries in North America. It operates in two segments, Environmental Services and Oil Business.

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