Media stories about Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.143473147071 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) traded down $0.31 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $53.00. 248,038 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 319,488. Clean Harbors has a 1 year low of $49.63 and a 1 year high of $61.62. The firm has a market cap of $3,029.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of 266.05 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a quick ratio of 1.86 and a current ratio of 2.19.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Clean Harbors in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of Clean Harbors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Oppenheimer lowered their price target on shares of Clean Harbors from $67.00 to $62.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Raymond James Financial raised shares of Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, UBS raised shares of Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Clean Harbors presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $61.00.

In other Clean Harbors news, insider David J. Vergo sold 1,097 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.00, for a total transaction of $59,238.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 24,156 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,304,424. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Eric J. Dugas sold 1,139 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.26, for a total transaction of $60,663.14. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 13,777 shares in the company, valued at approximately $733,763.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 2,726 shares of company stock worth $147,429. Company insiders own 8.90% of the company’s stock.

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About Clean Harbors

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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