$0.62 EPS Expected for US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL); Virtus Investment Advisers Has Lifted Its Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Analysts expect US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) to report $0.62 EPS on February, 15.They anticipate $0.26 EPS change or 72.22% from last quarter’s $0.36 EPS. ECOL’s profit would be $13.54 million giving it 20.87 P/E if the $0.62 EPS is correct. After having $0.37 EPS previously, US Ecology, Inc.’s analysts see 67.57% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.07% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $51.75. About 122,918 shares traded or 47.94% up from the average. US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) has risen 15.99% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.71% the S&P500.

Virtus Investment Advisers Inc increased Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) stake by 252.77% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc acquired 2,141 shares as Affiliated Managers Group (AMG)’s stock declined 9.34%. The Virtus Investment Advisers Inc holds 2,988 shares with $567,000 value, up from 847 last quarter. Affiliated Managers Group now has $11.27B valuation. The stock increased 1.04% or $2.08 during the last trading session, reaching $202.8. About 245,522 shares traded. Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) has declined 5.60% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.30% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE:AMG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Affiliated Managers Group had 45 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Friday, November 4 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, February 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, September 25. Credit Suisse downgraded Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) on Wednesday, January 3 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Hold” on Tuesday, January 9. Citigroup maintained Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) rating on Thursday, April 14. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $170 target. As per Wednesday, October 4, the company rating was maintained by Barrington. Jefferies maintained Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) on Wednesday, October 7 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, January 10, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, June 5 by Citigroup.

Virtus Investment Advisers Inc decreased United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX) stake by 4,643 shares to 31,628 valued at $3.67 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced American Tower Corp New (NYSE:AMT) stake by 4,292 shares and now owns 25,855 shares. Ishares Tr (HYG) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 34 investors sold AMG shares while 158 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes. 49.56 million shares or 1.61% less from 50.37 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Dimensional Fund Advsr LP holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) for 295,150 shares. Sumitomo Life Insurance Co has invested 0.09% in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG). Smithfield Tru Communication owns 2,700 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Palisade Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Co Nj reported 2,488 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Putnam Fl Invest Mngmt Company has invested 0.11% in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG). Passport Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 34,156 shares. 9,112 were accumulated by Fred Alger Mngmt. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) for 6,500 shares. 491,102 were reported by Victory Mngmt. Cortland Advisers Limited Liability, a Delaware-based fund reported 48,188 shares. Ameriprise stated it has 56,227 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt owns 260,870 shares. M&T National Bank & Trust Corp has 0.02% invested in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) for 14,968 shares. Stephens Mgmt Group Ltd Liability Com has 21,203 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Parsec Mgmt Incorporated invested in 0.02% or 1,344 shares.

US Ecology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company has market cap of $1.13 billion. It operates in two divisions, Environmental Services; and Field & Industrial Services. It has a 43.12 P/E ratio. The Environmental Services segment offers hazardous material management services, including transportation, recycling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at its landfill, wastewater, and other treatment facilities.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.69 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.67, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 6 investors sold US Ecology, Inc. shares while 30 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 18.15 million shares or 2.42% less from 18.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Natl Bank Of America De stated it has 0% of its portfolio in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Deutsche Comml Bank Ag holds 21,547 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability Com has 35,549 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Parkside Retail Bank & Tru invested 0% of its portfolio in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Epoch Investment Prtn Inc invested in 0.09% or 495,143 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) for 192 shares. Huntington Savings Bank invested in 0% or 940 shares. Voya Lc holds 0% or 11,088 shares. Paradigm Asset Mgmt Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) for 1,050 shares. Fifth Third State Bank, a Ohio-based fund reported 100 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset Mgmt has 0% invested in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Geode Ltd Llc holds 0% or 191,308 shares in its portfolio. Macquarie Gp Limited owns 730,448 shares. Us Comml Bank De reported 3,995 shares. Qs Invsts Ltd, a New York-based fund reported 7 shares.

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