News coverage about Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) has trended somewhat negative on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heritage-Crystal Clean earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.3220509281619 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCCI) traded down 0.78% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $19.20. The company had a trading volume of 150,289 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $434.19 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.07 and a beta of 2.09. The company’s 50 day moving average is $20.82 and its 200 day moving average is $17.57. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a 52-week low of $12.50 and a 52-week high of $22.21.
Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The industrial products company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by ($0.03). Heritage-Crystal Clean had a return on equity of 6.76% and a net margin of 5.56%. The firm had revenue of $83.33 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.32 million. Equities analysts predict that Heritage-Crystal Clean will post $0.63 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Robert W. Baird increased their price target on Heritage-Crystal Clean from $20.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Barrington Research increased their price target on Heritage-Crystal Clean from $18.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub upgraded Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $22.50.
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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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