News coverage about Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clean Harbors earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.6052962298873 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Clean Harbors (NYSE CLH) traded down $0.25 on Thursday, hitting $52.17. The stock had a trading volume of 227,023 shares, compared to its average volume of 317,356. 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 has a twelve month low of $48.99 and a twelve month high of $61.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,980.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 265.40 and a beta of 1.03.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on CLH. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Clean Harbors in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. BMO Capital Markets lowered their price target on Clean Harbors from $65.00 to $59.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. UBS AG upgraded Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Clean Harbors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $67.00 price objective on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.00.

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In other news, EVP Brian P. Weber sold 490 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.18, for a total transaction of $27,528.20. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 59,413 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,337,822.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, COO Eric W. Gerstenberg sold 4,667 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.42, for a total value of $235,310.14. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 91,950 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,636,119. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 7,187 shares of company stock worth $373,083 in the last ninety days. 8.90% of the stock is currently owned by 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.

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