Media coverage about Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clean Harbors earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.0602017915282 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Clean Harbors in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Clean Harbors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Oppenheimer decreased their price objective on shares of Clean Harbors from $67.00 to $62.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Raymond James Financial upgraded shares of Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, UBS upgraded shares of Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $61.00.
Clean Harbors (CLH) traded down $0.31 during trading on Friday, hitting $53.21. 487,800 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 319,732. Clean Harbors has a 1-year low of $49.63 and a 1-year high of $61.62. The company has a quick ratio of 1.86, a current ratio of 2.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44. The stock has a market cap of $3,030.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 265.75 and a beta of 1.03.
In related news, EVP Brian P. Weber sold 490 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.18, for a total value of $27,528.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 59,413 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,337,822.34. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Eric J. Dugas sold 1,139 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.26, for a total transaction of $60,663.14. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 13,777 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $733,763.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 2,726 shares of company stock worth $147,429 over the last quarter. Insiders own 8.90% of the company’s stock.
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Clean Harbors Company Profile
Clean Harbors, Inc is a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company is also a re-refiner and recycler of used oil in the world and a provider of parts cleaning and related environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers in North America.
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