News articles about Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stericycle earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.4241237081012 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Stericycle (SRCL) opened at 71.03 on Friday. The firm’s market capitalization is $6.06 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $76.45 and a 200 day moving average of $80.44. Stericycle has a 12-month low of $70.24 and a 12-month high of $88.00.

Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The business services provider reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.02. Stericycle had a negative net margin of 0.07% and a positive return on equity of 14.35%. The firm had revenue of $917.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $902.81 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.18 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Stericycle will post $4.60 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on SRCL shares. Robert W. Baird lowered shares of Stericycle from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $74.00 to $73.00 in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Deutsche Bank AG lowered their price target on shares of Stericycle from $14.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Stericycle from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BMO Capital Markets started coverage on shares of Stericycle in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $81.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $108.00 price target on shares of Stericycle and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Stericycle presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.15.

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Stericycle Company Profile

Stericycle, Inc is a business-to-business services provider. The Company focuses on regulated and compliance solutions for healthcare, retail, and commercial businesses. The Company’s segments include Domestic and Canada Regulated Waste and Compliance Services (RCS), Domestic Communication and Related Services (CRS), International RCS and All other.

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