Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCCI) Given News Impact Score of 0.26

News headlines about Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) have been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heritage-Crystal Clean earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 87 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $16.50 target price on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. Roth Capital set a $17.00 target price on shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 20th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Heritage-Crystal Clean from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) remained flat at $15.30 on Monday. 16,075 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $344.66 million, a PE ratio of 27.92 and a beta of 1.93. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $15.38 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.96. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a one year low of $11.21 and a one year high of $16.75.

In other Heritage-Crystal Clean news, VP John Lucks sold 33,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.86, for a total transaction of $497,810.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 40,699 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $604,787.14. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, COO Gregory Ray sold 4,776 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.57, for a total transaction of $74,362.32. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 169,465 shares in the company, valued at $2,638,570.05. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 114,540 shares of company stock worth $1,706,450 over the last three months. 14.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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