NASDAQ:ECOL - US Ecology Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $61.78 -3.77 (-5.75 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$65.55Today's Range$60.55 - $64.4152-Week Range$50.80 - $77.15Volume10,146 shsAverage Volume99,522 shsMarket Capitalization$1.36 billionP/E Ratio35.91Dividend Yield1.09%Beta0.54 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email US 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. Receive ECOL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ECOL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Refuse systems Sub-IndustryEnvironmental & Facilities Services SectorBusiness Services Current SymbolNASDAQ:ECOL Previous Symbol CUSIP91732J10 CIK742126 Webwww.usecology.com Phone208-331-8400Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.78 Current Ratio2.23 Quick Ratio2.23Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio35.91 Forward P/E Ratio27.10 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$504.04 million Price / Sales2.70 Cash Flow$3.6621 per share Price / Cash Flow16.87 Book Value$14.83 per share Price / Book4.17Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.72 Net Income$49.36 million Net Margins12.30% Return on Equity15.68% Return on Assets6.44%Miscellaneous Employees1,550 Outstanding Shares22,040,000Market Cap$1.36 billion Next Earnings Date5/2/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Friday, January 25th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 17th. View US Ecology's Dividend History. How were US Ecology's earnings last quarter? US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 21st. The business services provider reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.05. The business services provider had revenue of $157.54 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $148.92 million. US Ecology had a net margin of 12.30% and a return on equity of 15.68%. US Ecology's revenue for the quarter was up 17.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.73 EPS. 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, May 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for US Ecology. What guidance has US Ecology issued on next quarter's earnings? US Ecology updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 21st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.09 to $2.41 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.58. US Ecology also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $2.09-2.41 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ECOL? 4 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for US Ecology's shares. Their forecasts range from $61.00 to $72.00. On average, they expect US Ecology's stock price to reach $68.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.9% from the stock's current price. 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 2 sell ratings 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. 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. " (2/20/2019) 2. 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) Has US Ecology been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about ECOL stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. US Ecology earned a news sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the business services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of US Ecology's key competitors? Some companies that are related to US Ecology include Waste Management (WM), Republic Services (RSG), Waste Connections (WCN), Veolia Environnement (VEOEY), Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW), Casella Waste Systems (CWST), China Industrial Waste Management (CIWT) and Alanco Technologies (ALAN). What other stocks do shareholders of US Ecology own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other US Ecology investors own include Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), SandRidge Permian Trust (PER), Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI), SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP), Cornerstone Total Return Fund (CRF), Vocera Communications (VCRA), Ford Motor (F), Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM), Martin Midstream Partners (MMLP) and Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund (CLM). Who are US Ecology's key executives? US Ecology's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Jeffrey R. Feeler, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 49)Mr. Eric L. Gerratt, Exec. VP, CFO, Treasurer & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 48)Mr. Simon G. Bell, Exec. VP & COO (Age 49)Mr. Steven D. Welling, Exec. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 60)Mr. Andrew P. Marshall, Exec. VP of Regulatory Compliance & Safety (Age 52) Who are US Ecology's major shareholders? US Ecology's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.26%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.89%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.79%), Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (1.90%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (1.89%) and Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (1.72%). 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 major investors are selling US Ecology stock? ECOL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fenimore Asset Management Inc., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, GW&K Investment Management LLC, Barclays PLC, Millennium Management LLC and PNC Financial Services Group Inc.. 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 major investors are buying US Ecology stock? ECOL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Bessemer Group Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., Rhumbline Advisers and Zacks Investment Management. 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 $61.78. How big of a company is US Ecology? US Ecology has a market capitalization of $1.36 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. What is US Ecology's official website? The official website for US Ecology is http://www.usecology.com. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 320 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 346 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 666MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about US Ecology and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ECOL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ECOL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why are analyst ratings important in trading stocks?