Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Thursday, October 19th.

According to Zacks, “HERITAGE-CRYSTAL CLEAN, LLC, headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, is a privately-held marketing and sales Company that concentrates on servicing the automotive repair, commercial and industrial marketplaces, primarily in the Midwest and Eastern States. “

Several other analysts also recently weighed in on HCCI. Stifel Nicolaus restated a buy rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Barrington Research boosted their price objective on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from $18.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Needham & Company LLC boosted their price objective on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from $17.00 to $23.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Robert W. Baird cut shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from an outperform rating to a neutral rating and lifted their target price for the company from $17.00 to $20.00 in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $22.50.

Shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCCI) traded down 0.78% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $19.20. 150,289 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $434.19 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.07 and a beta of 2.09. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $20.77 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.61. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a 12-month low of $12.50 and a 12-month high of $22.21.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The industrial products company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $83.33 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $85.32 million. Heritage-Crystal Clean had a return on equity of 6.76% and a net margin of 5.56%. Analysts anticipate that Heritage-Crystal Clean will post $0.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. American International Group Inc. increased its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 7.0% in the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 7,852 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 513 shares during the period. Strs Ohio acquired a new position in Heritage-Crystal Clean in the 3rd quarter valued at $132,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 10.0% in the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 8,497 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 770 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 0.8% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 10,452 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 85 shares during the period. Finally, Eqis Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Heritage-Crystal Clean in the 2nd quarter valued at $191,000. 55.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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