Headlines about Heritage Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heritage Crystal Clean earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6005567421826 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
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HCCI has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. TheStreet downgraded Heritage Crystal Clean from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. BidaskClub raised Heritage Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Heritage Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine raised Heritage Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their price target on Heritage Crystal Clean from $22.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.17.
Shares of Heritage Crystal Clean traded down $0.05, hitting $20.50, during mid-day trading on Friday, Marketbeat reports. 72,107 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 62,234. Heritage Crystal Clean has a twelve month low of $20.40 and a twelve month high of $20.95. The stock has a market cap of $469.52 million, a PE ratio of 30.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a quick ratio of 2.31 and a current ratio of 2.80.
Heritage Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The industrial products company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.08 by ($0.09). Heritage Crystal Clean had a net margin of 6.30% and a return on equity of 6.12%. The firm had revenue of $83.15 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $84.60 million. equities research analysts predict that Heritage Crystal Clean will post 0.77 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, Director Robert W. Willmschen, Jr. sold 5,000 shares of Heritage Crystal Clean stock in a transaction on Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.22, for a total value of $116,100.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 47,920 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,112,702.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP John Lucks sold 3,748 shares of Heritage Crystal Clean stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.35, for a total value of $76,271.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 96,005 shares in the company, valued at $1,953,701.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 14.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Heritage Crystal Clean Company Profile
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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