Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCCI) Share Price

Headlines about Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heritage-Crystal Clean earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.3082163040666 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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NASDAQ HCCI traded up $0.30 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $22.50. The company had a trading volume of 27,329 shares, compared to its average volume of 86,202. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a fifty-two week low of $14.20 and a fifty-two week high of $25.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a current ratio of 2.84 and a quick ratio of 2.31. The firm has a market capitalization of $529.87, a PE ratio of 33.46, a P/E/G ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 1.73.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The industrial products company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $115.79 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $113.46 million. Heritage-Crystal Clean had a return on equity of 7.15% and a net margin of 7.68%. equities research analysts expect that Heritage-Crystal Clean will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. TheStreet raised Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “c+” rating to a “b+” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. ValuEngine raised Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. BidaskClub lowered Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Roth Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 target price on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 target price on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $23.83.

In other news, Director Robert W. Willmschen, Jr. sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.22, for a total transaction of $116,100.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 47,920 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,112,702.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 8.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Heritage-Crystal Clean Company Profile

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc provides full-service parts cleaning, containerized waste management, used oil collection, vacuum truck services and antifreeze recycling. The Company owns and operates a used oil re-refinery. The Company operates through two segments: Environmental Services and Oil Business.

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