Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Clean Harbors (CLH) Share Price

News stories about Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Clean Harbors earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.9487647590252 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Clean Harbors (CLH) opened at $51.13 on Friday. Clean Harbors has a 52 week low of $47.95 and a 52 week high of $61.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a quick ratio of 1.86 and a current ratio of 2.19. The firm has a market cap of $2,910.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 730.43 and a beta of 1.02.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on CLH shares. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $66.00 price objective on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Clean Harbors from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. UBS Group upgraded shares of Clean Harbors from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Clean Harbors in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Oppenheimer decreased their price target on shares of Clean Harbors from $67.00 to $62.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $61.00.

In other Clean Harbors news, COO Eric W. Gerstenberg sold 7,150 shares of Clean Harbors stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.77, for a total transaction of $377,305.50. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 86,202 shares in the company, valued at $4,548,879.54. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Eric J. Dugas sold 1,139 shares of Clean Harbors stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.26, for a total value of $60,663.14. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 13,777 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $733,763.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 10,484 shares of company stock worth $554,180 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 8.90% of the company’s stock.

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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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