US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 3rd, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Friday, July 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.18 per share by the business services provider on Friday, July 28th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 19th.
Shares of US Ecology (ECOL) traded down 1.58% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $53.05. The company had a trading volume of 137,678 shares. The stock has a market cap of $1.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.48 and a beta of 0.68. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $51.68 and its 200-day moving average is $50.14. US Ecology has a 52-week low of $38.00 and a 52-week high of $55.00.
US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38. The firm had revenue of $126.06 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $128.38 million. US Ecology had a return on equity of 11.45% and a net margin of 5.86%. US Ecology’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that US Ecology will post $1.73 earnings per share for the current year.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on ECOL. BidaskClub lowered US Ecology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of US Ecology in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Friday, April 28th. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on US Ecology in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $54.00 target price for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded US Ecology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.75.
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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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