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.

Several price targets were given for ECOL by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 60, which equates to a potential upside of 11.32 percent. The minimum price target given was 41, implying a possible loss of -23.93 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.39 percent. That number becomes -12.79 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.29 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of ECOL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 19.99 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. ECOL has a PEG ratio of 1.85.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ECOL hit 55.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 38.00. Today's price is 41.84 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 2 percent. ECOL has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.18 billion. ECOL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.