US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) Research Coverage Started at StockNews.com

StockNews.com started coverage on shares of US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOLGet Rating) in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage issued a hold rating on the business services provider’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ ECOL opened at $47.99 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 299.96 and a beta of 0.81. US Ecology has a one year low of $26.26 and a one year high of $48.09. The company’s fifty day moving average is $47.99 and its two-hundred day moving average is $42.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 1.95 and a current ratio of 1.95.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D boosted its position in shares of US Ecology by 7.4% in the 4th quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 80,086 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,558,000 after buying an additional 5,523 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its position in shares of US Ecology by 7.8% in the 4th quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 55,588 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,775,000 after buying an additional 4,015 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its position in shares of US Ecology by 5,154.9% in the 3rd quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 711,253 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $23,008,000 after buying an additional 697,718 shares in the last quarter. Clarkston Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of US Ecology by 17.7% in the 4th quarter. Clarkston Capital Partners LLC now owns 2,837,816 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $90,640,000 after buying an additional 426,096 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Huntington National Bank boosted its position in shares of US Ecology by 53.9% in the 4th quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,363 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $75,000 after buying an additional 828 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 96.91% of the company’s stock.

US Ecology Company Profile (Get Rating)

US Ecology, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Waste Solutions, Field Services, and Energy Waste. The Waste Solutions segment offers specialty waste management services, including treatment, disposal, beneficial re-use, and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous, and other specialty waste at company-owned treatment, storage, and disposal facilities, as well as wastewater treatment services.

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