Media headlines about Heritage Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Heritage Crystal Clean earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.2171190070641 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
Heritage Crystal Clean stock traded down $0.15 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $22.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 52,458 shares, compared to its average volume of 63,330. The company has a current ratio of 2.84, a quick ratio of 2.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12. Heritage Crystal Clean has a 12 month low of $14.35 and a 12 month high of $25.20. The stock has a market cap of $538.17, a PE ratio of 33.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 1.74.
Heritage Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The industrial products company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.05. Heritage Crystal Clean had a net margin of 7.68% and a return on equity of 7.15%. The firm had revenue of $115.79 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $113.46 million. equities analysts predict that Heritage Crystal Clean will post 0.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on HCCI shares. Robert W. Baird upped their price objective on shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from $22.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, January 5th. Roth Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Heritage Crystal Clean in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. BidaskClub cut shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Heritage Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Heritage Crystal Clean presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $23.83.
In other Heritage Crystal Clean news, Director Robert W. Willmschen, Jr. sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.22, for a total value of $116,100.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 47,920 shares in the company, valued at $1,112,702.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 14.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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About Heritage Crystal Clean
Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc, through its subsidiary, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, provides parts cleaning, and hazardous and non-hazardous containerized waste services to small and mid-sized customers in the vehicle maintenance and manufacturing services industries in North America. It operates in two segments, Environmental Services and Oil Business.
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