US Ecology Receives a Hold from Oppenheimer

By Ryan Adsit

Oppenheimer analyst Tyson Bauer assigned a Hold rating to US Ecology (NASDAQ: ECOL) today. The company’s shares opened today at $45.55.

According to, Bauer is ranked #326 out of 4235 analysts.

US Ecology has an analyst consensus of Moderate Sell.

US Ecology’s market cap is currently $970M and has a P/E ratio of 28.38. The company has a book value ratio of 3.5433.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 16 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of ECOL in relation to earlier this year. Earlier this month, Stephen Romano, a Director at ECOL bought 7,000 shares for a total of $117,320.

US Ecology, Inc. is a radioactive and hazardous waste services company, which provides industrial waste management and recycling services to commercial and government entities, including refineries and chemical production facilities, manufacturers, electric utilities, steel mills, medical and academic institutions and waste brokers. It operates through two business segments: Environmental Services and Field & Industrial Services. The Environmental Services segment provides a broad range of hazardous material management services including the transportation, recycling, treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at company-owned landfill, wastewater and other treatment facilities. The Field & Industrial Services segment provides packaging and collection of hazardous waste and total waste management solutions. It services include on-site management, waste characterization, transportation and disposal of non-hazardous and hazardous waste. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Boise, ID.