Press coverage about Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heritage-Crystal Clean earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.2409034596242 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
HCCI has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, July 14th. Barrington Research set a $24.00 target price on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 11th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $28.00 target price on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $25.17.
Shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean stock opened at $23.60 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $537.03 million, a PE ratio of 34.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 1.85. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a 12 month low of $17.10 and a 12 month high of $25.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a quick ratio of 1.99 and a current ratio of 2.53.
Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $100.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $92.52 million. Heritage-Crystal Clean had a net margin of 5.83% and a return on equity of 6.79%. equities research analysts expect that Heritage-Crystal Clean will post 0.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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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