8,123 Shares in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) Purchased by Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.

Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in shares of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 8,123 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $437,000.

Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of ECOL. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of US Ecology by 133,529.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,595,075 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $121,579,000 after buying an additional 2,593,133 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its stake in shares of US Ecology by 31.3% in the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 652,225 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $32,937,000 after buying an additional 155,498 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of US Ecology by 866.1% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 130,602 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,596,000 after buying an additional 117,083 shares during the period. Nicholas Company Inc. increased its stake in shares of US Ecology by 351.7% in the second quarter. Nicholas Company Inc. now owns 102,740 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $5,188,000 after buying an additional 79,995 shares during the period. Finally, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK increased its stake in shares of US Ecology by 7.4% in the second quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 1,041,692 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $52,605,000 after buying an additional 71,411 shares during the period. 92.59% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. BMO Capital Markets decreased their target price on shares of US Ecology from $54.00 to $47.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of US Ecology in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of US Ecology in a research report on Friday, September 8th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. US Ecology presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.25.

Shares of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $50.40. 91,687 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 73,922. US Ecology, Inc. has a 1 year low of $44.50 and a 1 year high of $55.75. The company has a market cap of $1,100.00, a PE ratio of 37.35 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a current ratio of 2.00, a quick ratio of 2.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.23). US Ecology had a net margin of 5.39% and a return on equity of 10.35%. The business had revenue of $135.05 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $135.29 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.47 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that US Ecology, Inc. will post 1.61 earnings per share for the current year.

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About US Ecology

US Ecology, Inc is a provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company offers treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste, as well as a range of field and industrial services. The Company operates in two business segments: Environmental Services, and Field & Industrial Services.

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