News stories about Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heritage-Crystal Clean earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.4590673912565 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
HCCI has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Robert W. Baird cut Heritage-Crystal Clean from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $17.00 to $20.00 in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on Heritage-Crystal Clean from $17.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Barrington Research lifted their price objective on Heritage-Crystal Clean from $18.00 to $22.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $22.50.
Shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) traded up $0.15 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $20.00. The stock had a trading volume of 125,992 shares, compared to its average volume of 202,004. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a 52 week low of $12.70 and a 52 week high of $22.21. The firm has a market capitalization of $457.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.79, a PEG ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 2.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 2.02 and a current ratio of 2.51.
Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The industrial products company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ 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 business had revenue of $83.33 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $85.32 million. analysts predict that Heritage-Crystal Clean will post 0.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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About Heritage-Crystal Clean
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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