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How to buy US Ecology stock

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US Ecology, Inc is a waste management business based in the US. US Ecology shares (ECOL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. US Ecology employs 3,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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US Ecology share price

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US Ecology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$26.69 - $45.72
50-day moving average $42.55
200-day moving average $37.69
Wall St. target price$47.00
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.18 (0.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.27

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Is it a good time to buy US Ecology stock?

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Is US Ecology under- or over-valued?

Valuing US Ecology stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of US Ecology's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

US Ecology's PEG ratio

US Ecology's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.03. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into US Ecology's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

US Ecology's EBITDA

US Ecology's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $148.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a US Ecology's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

US Ecology financials

Revenue TTM $921.8 million
Operating margin TTM 4.42%
Gross profit TTM $245 million
Return on assets TTM 1.34%
Return on equity TTM -14.29%
Profit margin -9.99%
Book value $19.70
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting US Ecology shares

There are currently 740,433 US Ecology shares held short by investors – that's known as US Ecology's "short interest". This figure is 0.1% up from 739,745 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting US Ecology shares can be evaluated.

US Ecology's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

US Ecology's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of US Ecology shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of US Ecology shares traded daily (recently around 132220.17857143). US Ecology's SIR currently stands at 5.6. In other words for every 100,000 US Ecology shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5600 shares are currently held short.

However US Ecology's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of US Ecology shares, or, against the total number of tradable US Ecology shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case US Ecology's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 US Ecology shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0284% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable US Ecology shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against US Ecology.

Find out more about how you can short US Ecology stock.

US Ecology share dividends

We're not expecting US Ecology to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have US Ecology's shares ever split?

US Ecology's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 15 July 1992. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your US Ecology shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for US Ecology shares which in turn could have impacted US Ecology's share price.

US Ecology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, US Ecology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26.69 up to $45.72. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ECOL.US volatility(beta: 1.2)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while US Ecology's is 1.1958. This would suggest that US Ecology's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

US Ecology overview

US Ecology, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, internationally. It operates through three segments: Waste Solutions, Field Services, and Energy Waste. The Waste Solutions segment offers specialty waste management services, including treatment, disposal, beneficial re-use, and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous, and other specialty waste at company-owned treatment, storage, and disposal facilities, as well as wastewater treatment services. The Field Services segment provides safe and compliant logistics, and response solutions, which includes specialty waste packaging, collection, transportation, and total waste management; land and marine based emergency response, OSRO standby compliance, remediation, and industrial services. The Energy Waste segment provides safe and compliant energy waste management, and critical support services to up-stream oil and gas customers. Its services include spill containment and site remediation; equipment cleaning and maintenance services; specialty equipment rental, including tanks, pumps, and containment; safety monitoring and management; and transportation and disposal.

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