US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 1st, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 19th will be paid a dividend of 0.18 per share by the business services provider on Friday, July 26th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 18th.

US Ecology has a payout ratio of 32.1% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Research analysts expect US Ecology to earn $2.52 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $0.72 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 28.6%.

Shares of ECOL stock opened at $60.40 on Tuesday. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $60.23. The company has a quick ratio of 2.13, a current ratio of 2.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95. The company has a market capitalization of $1.35 billion, a PE ratio of 28.08 and a beta of 0.49. US Ecology has a 52 week low of $54.24 and a 52 week high of $77.15.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.32 by ($0.10). The business had revenue of $131.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $130.90 million. US Ecology had a return on equity of 13.59% and a net margin of 8.39%. US Ecology’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that US Ecology will post 2.23 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms recently issued reports on ECOL. Zacks Investment Research cut Heritage Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. UBS Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Deutsche Bank in a report on Thursday, April 4th. BidaskClub upgraded Zynerba Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Xylem from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $70.20.

About US Ecology

US Ecology, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates through two segments, Environmental Services, and Field & Industrial Services. The Environmental Services segment offers hazardous material management services, including transportation, recycling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous, non-hazardous, and radioactive waste at its landfill, wastewater, deep-well injection, and other treatment facilities.

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