Media stories about Heritage Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Heritage Crystal Clean earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.1571614927924 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
HCCI has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. TheStreet lowered shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. BidaskClub raised shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, March 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird raised their price objective on shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from $22.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.17.
Heritage Crystal Clean remained flat at $$19.70 during mid-day trading on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. 2,042 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 81,473. The firm has a market cap of $447.65 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.97, a P/E/G ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a quick ratio of 2.18 and a current ratio of 2.80. Heritage Crystal Clean has a 52 week low of $19.45 and a 52 week high of $19.77.
Heritage Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The industrial products company reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by ($0.09). The company had revenue of $83.15 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $84.60 million. Heritage Crystal Clean had a return on equity of 6.12% and a net margin of 6.30%. equities research analysts predict that Heritage Crystal Clean will post 0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, VP John Lucks sold 3,748 shares of Heritage Crystal Clean stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.35, for a total value of $76,271.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 96,005 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,953,701.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Robert W. Willmschen, Jr. sold 5,000 shares of Heritage Crystal Clean stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.22, for a total transaction of $116,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 47,920 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,112,702.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 14.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Heritage Crystal Clean Company Profile
Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc, through its subsidiary, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, provides parts cleaning, and hazardous and non-hazardous containerized waste services to small and mid-sized customers in the vehicle maintenance and manufacturing services industries in North America. It operates in two segments, Environmental Services and Oil Business.
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