Analyst Ratings for US Ecology Inc. (ECOL)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to US Ecology Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, ECOL received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ECOL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 60, implying potential capital gains of 11.32 percent. The minimum price target given was 41, implying a possible loss of -23.93 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.39 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -12.79 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.29 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.79 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

ECOL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 19.99 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. ECOL has a PEG ratio of 1.85.

ECOL has a 52-week high of 55.00 and a 52-week low of 38.00. Currently the stock is 41.84 percent higher than its low, and 2 percent below the high. ECOL has a P/E ratio of 36.92. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ECOL value stock report compares ECOL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ECOL is $1.18 billion. ECOL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.