Media stories about Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Heritage-Crystal Clean earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.5382690175619 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $22.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 74,766 shares, compared to its average volume of 87,336. The company has a current ratio of 2.51, a quick ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. The firm has a market cap of $515.94, a P/E ratio of 26.22, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 1.96. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a 12-month low of $12.85 and a 12-month high of $22.65.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The industrial products company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $83.33 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $85.32 million. Heritage-Crystal Clean had a return on equity of 6.76% and a net margin of 5.56%. research analysts forecast that Heritage-Crystal Clean will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have commented on HCCI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday. Roth Capital set a $24.00 price target on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. BidaskClub cut shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Robert W. Baird boosted their price objective on Heritage-Crystal Clean from $20.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $23.17.

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About Heritage-Crystal Clean

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc provides full-service parts cleaning, containerized waste management, used oil collection, vacuum truck services and antifreeze recycling. The Company owns and operates a used oil re-refinery. The Company operates through two segments: Environmental Services and Oil Business.

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