Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCCI) VP Ellie Bruce sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.05, for a total value of $50,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 78,478 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,965,873.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of HCCI traded up $0.25 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $25.34. The stock had a trading volume of 27,268 shares, compared to its average volume of 66,972. The company has a current ratio of 1.82, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. has a 52 week low of $19.01 and a 52 week high of $29.01. The company’s 50-day moving average is $26.89. The company has a market cap of $602.88 million, a P/E ratio of 37.26, a P/E/G ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 1.39.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 24th. The industrial products company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04. Heritage-Crystal Clean had a net margin of 3.13% and a return on equity of 6.78%. The business had revenue of $105.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $107.75 million. Equities analysts forecast that Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. will post 1.09 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HCCI. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new stake in Heritage-Crystal Clean in the 2nd quarter valued at about $33,000. Aperio Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean during the second quarter worth approximately $43,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its holdings in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 22.7% during the fourth quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 2,744 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $63,000 after purchasing an additional 507 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its holdings in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 476.2% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 3,100 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $85,000 after purchasing an additional 2,562 shares during the period. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean by 14.2% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 4,126 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $108,000 after purchasing an additional 512 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 64.03% of the company’s stock.

HCCI has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 31st. Barrington Research upped their price objective on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from $30.00 to $31.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th. BidaskClub cut shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Heritage-Crystal Clean presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.80.

Heritage-Crystal Clean Company Profile

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc, through its subsidiary, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, provides parts cleaning, and hazardous and non-hazardous containerized waste services to small and mid-sized customers in the vehicle maintenance and manufacturing services industries in North America. It operates in two segments, Environmental Services and Oil Business.

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