NASDAQ:ECOL - US Ecology Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$75.05 -0.15 (-0.20 %)
(As of 09/21/2018 09:26 AM ET)
Previous Close$75.20
Today's Range$74.60 - $76.65
52-Week Range$44.50 - $77.15
Volume44,372 shs
Average Volume53,442 shs
Market Capitalization$1.65 billion
P/E Ratio43.63
Dividend Yield0.96%
Beta0.6
US Ecology logoUS Ecology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates in two segments, Environmental Services; and Field & Industrial Services. The Environmental Services segment offers hazardous material management services, including transportation, recycling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at its landfill, wastewater, and other treatment facilities. The Field & Industrial Services segment provides packaging and collection of hazardous waste; on-site management, waste characterization, and transportation and disposal of non-hazardous and hazardous waste at customer sites; and excavation, high-pressure cleaning, tank cleaning, decontamination, remediation, transportation, spill cleanup and emergency response, and other services. It serves oil refineries, chemical production plants, steel mills, real estate developers, waste brokers/aggregators serving small manufacturers, and other industrial customers. The company was formerly known as American Ecology Corporation and changed its name to US Ecology, Inc. in February 2010. US Ecology, Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Refuse systems
Sub-IndustryEnvironmental & Facilities Services
SectorBusiness Services
SymbolNASDAQ:ECOL
CUSIP91732J10
Phone208-331-8400

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.81
Current Ratio2.45
Quick Ratio2.45

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio43.63
Forward P/E Ratio33.50
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$504.04 million
Price / Sales3.27
Cash Flow$3.9048 per share
Price / Cash19.22
Book Value$14.83 per share
Price / Book5.06

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.72
Net Income$49.36 million
Net Margins11.74%
Return on Equity14.12%
Return on Assets5.64%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,550
Outstanding Shares21,990,000
Market Cap$1.65 billion

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is US Ecology's stock symbol?

US Ecology trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ECOL."

How often does US Ecology pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for US Ecology?

US Ecology declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 20th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share on Friday, July 27th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 19th. View US Ecology's Dividend History.

How were US Ecology's earnings last quarter?

US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.07. The business services provider earned $136.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $136.73 million. US Ecology had a net margin of 11.74% and a return on equity of 14.12%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.38 earnings per share. View US Ecology's Earnings History.

When is US Ecology's next earnings date?

US Ecology is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for US Ecology.

What guidance has US Ecology issued on next quarter's earnings?

US Ecology issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.15-2.34 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.23.

What price target have analysts set for ECOL?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for US Ecology's stock. Their forecasts range from $61.00 to $75.00. On average, they anticipate US Ecology's share price to reach $69.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for US Ecology.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for US Ecology?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for US Ecology in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for US Ecology.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about US Ecology stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about US Ecology stock:
  • 1. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We believe positive trends and overall higher customer spending will remain healthy for the rest of this year and beyond and are confident in ECOL’s ability to meet or exceed expectations. We adjust our estimates modestly but maintain our outlook for further growth and profitability for next year. We reiterate our BUY rating and raise our price target to $72." (8/3/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "US Ecology, Inc., formerly known as American Ecology Corporation, provides radioactive, PCB, hazardous, and non-hazardous waste services to commercial and government customers throughout the United States. The Company operates through its subsidiaries and provides its services to steel mills, medical and academic institutions, refineries, chemical manufacturing facilities and the nuclear power industry. Its subsidiaries include US Ecology Nevada, Inc., US Ecology Washington, Inc., US Ecology Texas, Inc., US Ecology Idaho, Inc., and US Ecology Field Services, Inc. The Company operates through two business segments: operating disposal facilities and non-operating disposal facilities. US Ecology, Inc. is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. " (7/26/2018)

Who are some of US Ecology's key competitors?

Who are US Ecology's key executives?

US Ecology's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Jeffrey R. Feeler, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 48)
  • Mr. Eric L. Gerratt, Exec. VP, CFO, Treasurer & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Simon G. Bell, Exec. VP & COO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Steven D. Welling, Exec. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 59)
  • Mr. Andrew P. Marshall, Exec. VP of Regulatory Compliance & Safety (Age 51)

Has US Ecology been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about ECOL stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. US Ecology earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for US Ecology.

Who are US Ecology's major shareholders?

US Ecology's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.63%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.88%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (3.57%), FMR LLC (3.40%), Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (2.67%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.45%). Company insiders that own US Ecology stock include Daniel Fox, Eric L Gerratt, Jeffrey R Feeler, Joe F Colvin, Katina Dorton, Simon G Bell, Stephen A Romano and Steven D Welling. View Institutional Ownership Trends for US Ecology.

Which institutional investors are selling US Ecology stock?

ECOL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Macquarie Group Ltd., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, WCM Investment Management CA, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Arizona State Retirement System, Bank of America Corp DE and Van ECK Associates Corp. Company insiders that have sold US Ecology company stock in the last year include Daniel Fox, Eric L Gerratt, Jeffrey R Feeler, Joe F Colvin, Simon G Bell, Stephen A Romano and Steven D Welling. View Insider Buying and Selling for US Ecology.

Which institutional investors are buying US Ecology stock?

ECOL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Moody Aldrich Partners LLC, Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado, Credit Agricole S A, First Trust Advisors LP, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. and FMR LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for US Ecology.

How do I buy shares of US Ecology?

Shares of ECOL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is US Ecology's stock price today?

One share of ECOL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $75.05.

How big of a company is US Ecology?

US Ecology has a market capitalization of $1.65 billion and generates $504.04 million in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $49.36 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.72 on an earnings per share basis. US Ecology employs 1,550 workers across the globe.

How can I contact US Ecology?

US Ecology's mailing address is 101 SOUTH. CAPITOL BLVD. SUITE 1000, BOISE ID, 83702. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 208-331-8400 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for US Ecology (NASDAQ ECOL)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  306 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  322 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  628
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This page was last updated on 9/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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