Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its stake in shares of Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE:CLH) by 0.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 32,068 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 203 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned 0.06% of Clean Harbors worth $1,790,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Amalgamated Bank increased its position in shares of Clean Harbors by 1.0% in the first quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 8,298 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $462,000 after buying an additional 83 shares during the period. Utah Retirement Systems increased its stake in Clean Harbors by 1.1% in the first quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 9,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $534,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Sawtooth Solutions LLC increased its stake in Clean Harbors by 2.8% in the first quarter. Sawtooth Solutions LLC now owns 4,249 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $236,000 after buying an additional 115 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in Clean Harbors by 0.3% in the first quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 41,604 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,315,000 after buying an additional 119 shares during the period. Finally, Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. increased its stake in Clean Harbors by 1.6% in the second quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. now owns 7,762 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $433,000 after buying an additional 119 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.06% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Clean Harbors, Inc. (CLH) opened at 52.98 on Tuesday. Clean Harbors, Inc. has a 52-week low of $43.03 and a 52-week high of $61.62. The stock’s market capitalization is $3.03 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $54.18 and its 200-day moving average price is $56.15.

Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.03. Clean Harbors had a negative net margin of 0.65% and a positive return on equity of 0.79%. The firm had revenue of $752.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $735.63 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.15 EPS. Clean Harbors’s quarterly revenue was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Clean Harbors, Inc. will post $0.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research firms recently weighed in on CLH. Barclays PLC upgraded Clean Harbors from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and issued a $57.00 price target on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub downgraded Clean Harbors from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded Clean Harbors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp lifted their price target on Clean Harbors from $62.00 to $65.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $62.30.

In related news, insider David M. Parry sold 4,402 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.96, for a total value of $259,541.92. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 39,955 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,355,746.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Brian P. Weber sold 1,945 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.06, for a total transaction of $105,146.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 51,656 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,792,523.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 15,085 shares of company stock valued at $841,206 in the last three months. 9.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH)

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