Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Heritage-Crystal Clean earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.9353109794018 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ HCCI) remained flat at $$19.30 on Monday. 43,206 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 84,760. The company has a market cap of $441.58, a P/E ratio of 31.64, a P/E/G ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 2.51 and a quick ratio of 2.02. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a 12-month low of $12.85 and a 12-month high of $22.21.

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

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on HCCI shares. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Roth Capital set a $24.00 price target on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Robert W. Baird raised their price target on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from $20.00 to $22.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $22.50.

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Heritage-Crystal Clean Company Profile

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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