News Spotlight: US Ecology [NASDAQ:ECOL]

 US Ecology [NASDAQ:ECOL] spotted trading -16.82% off 52-week high price. On the other end, the stock has been noted 15.97% away from the low price over the last 52-weeks. The stock changed -1.63% to recent value of $62.9. The stock transacted 84930 shares during most recent day however it has an average volume of 109.13K shares. The company has 22.03M of outstanding shares and 21.85M shares were floated in the market.  

On Oct. 1, 2019, US Ecology [NASDAQ:ECOL] released that stockholders of record on October 18, 2019 will receive a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per common share, payable on October 25, 2019.

The Company currently has 22.2 million shares outstanding and estimates that approximately $4.0 million in cash will be paid out for the declared quarterly dividend.  The Company has paid quarterly dividends continuously since 2005.  The Company’s current annual dividend yield approximates 1%.

About US Ecology

US Ecology is a leading North American provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company addresses the complex waste management needs of its customers, offering treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste, as well as a wide range of complementary field and industrial services.  US Ecology’s focus on safety, environmental compliance, and best–in-class customer service enables us to effectively meet the needs of our customers and to build long-lasting relationships.  Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the Company has been protecting the environment since 1952.

 Its earnings per share (EPS) expected to touch remained 91.90% for this year while earning per share for the next 5-years is expected to reach at 5.00%. ECOL has a gross margin of 29.80% and an operating margin of 13.60% while its profit margin remained 8.50% for the last 12 months. 

 According to the most recent quarter its current ratio was 2.1 that represents company’s ability to meet its current financial obligations. The price moved ahead of -0.61% from the mean of 20 days, 1.45% from mean of 50 days SMA and performed 3.73% from mean of 200 days price. Company’s performance for the week was -0.38%, 3.85% for month and YTD performance remained -0.13%.

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