Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $28.50.

Several research analysts have issued reports on HCCI shares. BidaskClub cut Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, January 4th. ValuEngine cut Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 25th. Stifel Nicolaus cut Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 28th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $27.00 price target (up previously from $23.00) on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a report on Thursday, March 7th.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Ramsey Quantitative Systems acquired a new stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean during the 4th quarter valued at $47,000. Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 22.7% during the 4th quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 2,744 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $63,000 after purchasing an additional 507 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can acquired a new stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean during the 4th quarter valued at $73,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 421.8% during the 4th quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 5,093 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $117,000 after purchasing an additional 4,117 shares during the period. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean during the 3rd quarter valued at $242,000. 58.28% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

NASDAQ:HCCI traded down $0.18 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $25.87. 127,593 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 92,732. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a one year low of $18.00 and a one year high of $28.70. The stock has a market cap of $622.23 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.04, a PEG ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 1.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 2.70 and a quick ratio of 2.04.

About Heritage-Crystal Clean

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc, through its subsidiary, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, provides parts cleaning, and hazardous and non-hazardous containerized waste services to small and mid-sized customers in the vehicle maintenance and manufacturing services industries in North America. It operates in two segments, Environmental Services and Oil Business.

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