BidaskClub upgraded shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Tuesday.

Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on HCCI. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a buy rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Roth Capital set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Robert W. Baird raised their price objective on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from $20.00 to $22.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $23.17.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ HCCI) traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $24.15. 180,900 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 116,960. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a one year low of $12.85 and a one year high of $25.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 2.02 and a current ratio of 2.51. The company has a market cap of $550.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 1.96.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The industrial products company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.03). Heritage-Crystal Clean had a net margin of 5.56% and a return on equity of 6.76%. The business had revenue of $83.33 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.32 million. equities analysts forecast that Heritage-Crystal Clean will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of HCCI. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 0.8% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 53,099 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $845,000 after buying an additional 399 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 8.3% during the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 14,912 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $237,000 after buying an additional 1,140 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 33.8% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 166,967 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $2,655,000 after buying an additional 42,201 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 5.0% during the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 23,336 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $371,000 after buying an additional 1,106 shares in the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean by 11.7% during the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 51,561 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $820,000 after buying an additional 5,420 shares in the last quarter. 58.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Heritage-Crystal Clean Company Profile

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc provides full-service parts cleaning, containerized waste management, used oil collection, vacuum truck services and antifreeze recycling. The Company owns and operates a used oil re-refinery. The Company operates through two segments: Environmental Services and Oil Business.

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