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US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) Shares Purchased by Voya Investment Management LLC

Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) by 128.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 415,866 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 233,941 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC owned approximately 1.88% of US Ecology worth $26,591,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. US Bancorp DE lifted its holdings in shares of US Ecology by 20.0% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 1,238 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $73,000 after buying an additional 206 shares during the period. Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new stake in shares of US Ecology in the first quarter worth about $77,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its holdings in US Ecology by 27.4% during the third quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,476 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $94,000 after acquiring an additional 317 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co. grew its holdings in US Ecology by 13.5% during the second quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 1,510 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $90,000 after acquiring an additional 180 shares during the period. Finally, Usca Ria LLC acquired a new stake in US Ecology during the third quarter worth about $128,000. 89.44% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on ECOL shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded US Ecology from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 6th. BidaskClub cut shares of US Ecology from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 15th. UBS Group set a $63.00 target price on shares of US Ecology and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 1st. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of US Ecology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 21st.

NASDAQ:ECOL opened at $55.01 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.27 billion, a PE ratio of 23.71 and a beta of 0.54. US Ecology Inc has a 52 week low of $53.48 and a 52 week high of $67.24. The company has a quick ratio of 2.03, a current ratio of 2.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $57.98 and its 200-day moving average price is $60.72.

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 30th. The business services provider reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.74 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $167.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $161.25 million. US Ecology had a return on equity of 13.61% and a net margin of 8.22%. US Ecology’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.61 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts expect that US Ecology Inc will post 2.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

US Ecology Company Profile

US Ecology, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates through two segments, Environmental Services, and Field & Industrial Services. The Environmental Services segment offers hazardous material management services, including transportation, recycling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous, non-hazardous, and radioactive waste at its landfill, wastewater, deep-well injection, and other treatment facilities.

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