Stericycle (SRCL) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.21

News headlines about Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stericycle earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0855390098588 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective (down previously from $95.00) on shares of Stericycle in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Jefferies Group set a $83.00 price objective on Stericycle and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $72.00 price objective on shares of Stericycle in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Stericycle from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Stericycle from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Stericycle currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $73.70.

Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) traded up $0.40 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $76.02. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 840,472 shares, compared to its average volume of 866,899. Stericycle has a 1-year low of $61.25 and a 1-year high of $88.00. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. The stock has a market cap of $6,490.06, a PE ratio of -133.37, a P/E/G ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.26.

In other news, Director Mark C. Miller sold 19,753 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.43, for a total value of $1,331,944.79. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 3.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Stericycle

Stericycle, Inc is a business-to-business services provider. The Company focuses on regulated and compliance solutions for healthcare, retail, and commercial businesses. The Company’s segments include Domestic and Canada Regulated Waste and Compliance Services (RCS), Domestic Communication and Related Services (CRS), International RCS and All other.

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