Bank of New York Mellon Corp decreased its holdings in shares of US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) by 1.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 300,181 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 5,150 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned about 1.37% of US Ecology worth $16,150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of US Ecology by 54.3% in the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,988 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $100,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. raised its stake in shares of US Ecology by 2.0% in the second quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 2,090 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 40 shares during the last quarter. Vestor Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of US Ecology in the second quarter valued at approximately $116,000. Pinebridge Investments L.P. raised its stake in shares of US Ecology by 1.1% in the second quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 2,875 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $145,000 after acquiring an additional 32 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of US Ecology by 17.6% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,267 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $165,000 after acquiring an additional 488 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 87.79% of the company’s stock.

US Ecology Inc (ECOL) opened at $50.40 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.00, a current ratio of 2.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. US Ecology Inc has a 1 year low of $44.50 and a 1 year high of $55.75. The firm has a market cap of $1,092.46, a P/E ratio of 37.31 and a beta of 0.71.

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

In related news, CEO Jeffrey R. Feeler sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.56, for a total value of $151,680.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 54,925 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,777,008. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of US Ecology in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price objective (down previously from $60.00) on shares of US Ecology in a research report on Monday, October 30th. BidaskClub cut shares of US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on shares of US Ecology from $54.00 to $47.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. US Ecology has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.25.

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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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