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

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$67.87 -2.80 (-3.96 %)
(As of 11/21/2018 02:35 PM ET)
Previous Close$70.67
Today's Range$67.87 - $69.99
52-Week Range$44.90 - $77.15
Volume35,157 shs
Average Volume98,169 shs
Market Capitalization$1.59 billion
P/E Ratio39.46
Dividend Yield1.00%
Beta0.51
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.78
Current Ratio2.23
Quick Ratio2.23

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio39.46
Forward P/E Ratio28.76
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$504.04 million
Price / Sales2.97
Cash Flow$3.6886 per share
Price / Cash18.40
Book Value$16.06 per share
Price / Book4.23

Profitability

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 Shares22,040,000
Market Cap$1.59 billion
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 Tuesday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Friday, October 26th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 18th. View US Ecology's Dividend History.

How were US Ecology's earnings last quarter?

US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) issued its earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The business services provider reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.08. The business services provider earned $151.42 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $144.11 million. US Ecology had a return on equity of 15.68% and a net margin of 12.30%. US Ecology's revenue for the quarter was up 13.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.37 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, February 21st 2019. 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 Wednesday, November, 14th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.28-2.44 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.35.

What price target have analysts set for ECOL?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for US Ecology's shares. Their forecasts range from $61.00 to $72.00. On average, they anticipate US Ecology's share price to reach $68.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.1% 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. " (11/8/2018)
  • 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 articles about ECOL stock have been trending very positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. US Ecology earned a news impact score of 3.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

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)

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. (14.17%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (4.98%), FMR LLC (3.43%), Franklin Resources Inc. (2.80%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.75%) and Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (2.57%). 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., Franklin Resources Inc., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Fenimore Asset Management Inc., Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, First Trust Advisors LP, WCM Investment Management CA 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 institutional investors are buying US Ecology stock?

ECOL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Congress Asset Management Co. MA, Bessemer Group Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 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 $68.46.

How big of a company is US Ecology?

US Ecology has a market capitalization of $1.59 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  312 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  334 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  646
MarketBeat'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 11/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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