Media coverage about Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clean Harbors earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.534083770691 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Clean Harbors (CLH) opened at 53.87 on Tuesday. Clean Harbors has a 12 month low of $43.03 and a 12 month high of $61.62. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $53.97 and its 200-day moving average price is $56.11. The stock’s market cap is $3.08 billion.

Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $752.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $735.63 million. Clean Harbors had a negative net margin of 0.65% and a positive return on equity of 0.79%. Clean Harbors’s quarterly revenue was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.15 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Clean Harbors will post $0.67 earnings per share for the current year.

CLH has been the topic of several research reports. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $67.00 target price on shares of Clean Harbors in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $66.00 target price on shares of Clean Harbors in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Barclays PLC upgraded Clean Harbors from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 7th. ValuEngine upgraded Clean Harbors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and issued a $57.00 target price on shares of Clean Harbors in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.30.

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In other Clean Harbors news, EVP Brian P. Weber sold 1,945 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.06, for a total transaction of $105,146.70. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 51,656 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,792,523.36. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, COO Eric W. Gerstenberg sold 4,667 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.42, for a total value of $235,310.14. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 91,950 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,636,119. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 9.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors, Inc is a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company is also a re-refiner and recycler of used oil in the world and a provider of parts cleaning and related environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers in North America.

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