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Recent Valuation: US Ecology (NASDAQ: ECOL)


US Ecology is part of the industrials sector and is part of the waste management industry. The company CEO is Jeffrey R. Feeler. US Ecology Inc is active within the sphere of waste management in the United States. The company operates in two segments namely Environmental services and Field and industrial services. It generates a majority of revenue from the Environmental Services.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The ECOL stock showed a previous change of 1.18% with an open at 57.18 and a close of 58.17. It reached an intraday high of 58.55 and a low of 57.02.

SeekingAlpha:  US Ecology (ECOL) Presents At Oppenheimer Industrial Growth Conference – Slideshow


The stock has a market cap of $1.3b with 22.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 20.4m shares. Trading volume reached 79,176 shares compared to its average volume of 84,970 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, US Ecology shares returned 0.64% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 4.11%. Over three months, it changed -9.08%. In one year it has changed 1.42% and within that year its 52-week high was 77.15 and its 52-week low was 54.24. ECOL stock is 7.25% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 64.63 and a 50 day moving average of 57.46. Currently ECOL stock is trading -9.99% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  US Ecology (ECOL) Presents At Oppenheimer Industrial Growth Conference – Slideshow


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.25 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 25.85. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.38. The TTM EPS is 2.32, which comes to a TTM PE of 25.07. Historically, the PE high was 42.20 and the PE low was 17.90. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 41.53, which is a decrease of -28.60%.

The dividend per share is currently 0.72, which is a dividend yield of 1.24%. Also, the payout ratio is 31.03%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 73.21, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 20.54%

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 0.53

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.57%, return on assets is 5.82%, profit margin is 8.54%, price-to-sales is 2.22 and price-to-book is 3.49.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.