Media headlines about Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stericycle earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.0039556545515 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
Several research analysts have commented on SRCL shares. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective (down previously from $95.00) on shares of Stericycle in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Stericycle and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Stericycle from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on shares of Stericycle from $74.00 to $62.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, William Blair reissued an “ourperform” rating on shares of Stericycle in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Stericycle has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $76.73.
Shares of Stericycle (SRCL) traded up $0.07 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $62.82. 512,500 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 821,285. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. Stericycle has a 1 year low of $61.25 and a 1 year high of $88.00. The company has a market cap of $5,357.15, a P/E ratio of 14.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.19.
Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The business services provider reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.14 by ($0.04). Stericycle had a negative net margin of 0.79% and a positive return on equity of 13.93%. The business had revenue of $883.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $896.81 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.24 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Stericycle will post 4.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director Mark C. Miller sold 19,753 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.52, for a total value of $1,392,981.56. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 205,576 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,497,219.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 3.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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