News headlines about Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clean Harbors earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8710447252919 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on CLH. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Clean Harbors in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Oppenheimer decreased their price target on Clean Harbors from $67.00 to $62.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Raymond James Financial raised Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. UBS Group raised Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $57.00 target price on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.00.
Shares of Clean Harbors (NYSE CLH) traded up $0.79 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $49.79. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 644,320 shares, compared to its average volume of 336,357. The company has a current ratio of 2.19, a quick ratio of 1.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44. The stock has a market cap of $2,830.00, a PE ratio of 711.29 and a beta of 1.02. Clean Harbors has a 12 month low of $47.95 and a 12 month high of $61.62.
In other news, SVP Eric J. Dugas sold 1,139 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.26, for a total value of $60,663.14. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 13,777 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $733,763.02. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, COO Eric W. Gerstenberg sold 7,150 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.77, for a total value of $377,305.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 86,202 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,548,879.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 10,484 shares of company stock valued at $554,180. 8.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About Clean Harbors
Clean Harbors, Inc is a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company is also a re-refiner and recycler of used oil in the world and a provider of parts cleaning and related environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers in North America.
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