Epoch Investment Partners Inc. Reduces Stake in US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL)

Epoch Investment Partners Inc. lessened its position in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) by 7.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 495,143 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 41,631 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 2.27% of US Ecology worth $26,639,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Chatham Capital Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of US Ecology by 9.5% in the 2nd quarter. Chatham Capital Group Inc. now owns 29,425 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,486,000 after buying an additional 2,558 shares in the last quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK raised its stake in shares of US Ecology by 7.4% in the 2nd quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 1,041,692 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $52,605,000 after buying an additional 71,411 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in shares of US Ecology by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 30,540 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,539,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of US Ecology by 7.5% in the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 39,364 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,988,000 after acquiring an additional 2,743 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of US Ecology by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,181,278 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $59,654,000 after acquiring an additional 37,488 shares during the last quarter. 92.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) opened at $50.05 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.00, a current ratio of 2.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,100.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.58 and a beta of 0.71. US Ecology, Inc. has a 1-year low of $44.50 and a 1-year high of $55.75.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.23). The company had revenue of $135.05 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $135.29 million. US Ecology had a return on equity of 10.35% and a net margin of 5.39%. The business’s revenue was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.47 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that US Ecology, Inc. will post 1.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ECOL has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub cut US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of US Ecology in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of US Ecology in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets decreased their target price on US Ecology from $54.00 to $47.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 30th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. US Ecology has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.25.

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About US Ecology

US Ecology, Inc is a provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company offers treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste, as well as a range of field and industrial services. The Company operates in two business segments: Environmental Services, and Field & Industrial Services.

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