US Ecology Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) updated its FY13 earnings guidance on Monday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.75-1.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.71, American Banking News.com reports.
Shares of US Ecology Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) opened at 36.42 on Tuesday. US Ecology Inc. has a 52-week low of $21.05 and a 52-week high of $39.77. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $34.77 and its 200-day moving average is $30.51. The company has a market cap of $674.3 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.49.
US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, October 29th. The company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $53.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $48.90 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that US Ecology Inc. will post $1.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms have recently commented on ECOL. Analysts at Wunderlich raised their price target on shares of US Ecology from $33.00 to $38.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday, October 29th. They now have a buy rating on the stock. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of US Ecology from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note to investors on Wednesday, October 16th. They now have a $33.90 price target on the stock.
US Ecology, Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) through its subsidiaries, provides radioactive, hazardous, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and non-hazardous industrial waste management and recycling services to commercial and government entities, such as refineries and chemical production facilities, manufacturers, electric utilities, steel mills, medical and academic institutions and waste brokers/aggregators.
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