Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Clean Harbors Inc (NYSE:CLH) by 14.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 167,808 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 21,759 shares during the quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in Clean Harbors were worth $9,095,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in Clean Harbors by 49.9% during the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,120 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $169,000 after buying an additional 1,039 shares during the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation purchased a new stake in Clean Harbors during the 3rd quarter valued at about $189,000. Balyasny Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Clean Harbors during the 2nd quarter valued at about $203,000. Stifel Financial Corp purchased a new stake in Clean Harbors during the 3rd quarter valued at about $211,000. Finally, Shelton Capital Management purchased a new stake in Clean Harbors during the 2nd quarter valued at about $221,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.81% of the company’s stock.

CLH has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Clean Harbors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. UBS Group upgraded Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Clean Harbors has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $61.00.

Clean Harbors Inc (NYSE:CLH) opened at $49.00 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,789.72, a PE ratio of 245.00 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a quick ratio of 1.86, a current ratio of 2.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44. Clean Harbors Inc has a fifty-two week low of $47.95 and a fifty-two week high of $61.62.

In other news, EVP Brian P. Weber sold 1,870 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.00, for a total value of $99,110.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 57,205 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,031,865. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, COO Eric W. Gerstenberg sold 7,150 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.77, for a total value of $377,305.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 86,202 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,548,879.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 10,484 shares of company stock valued at $554,180. 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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