Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Stericycle (SRCL) Stock Price

News coverage about Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stericycle earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.465034644279 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) traded up $0.04 on Tuesday, hitting $64.06. 827,100 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 818,588. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.82. Stericycle has a twelve month low of $61.62 and a twelve month high of $88.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,465.57, a PE ratio of 14.75, a PEG ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.19.

Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The business services provider reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.14 by ($0.04). Stericycle had a positive return on equity of 13.93% and a negative net margin of 0.79%. The company had revenue of $883.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $896.81 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.24 earnings per share. Stericycle’s revenue was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Stericycle will post 4.49 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Stericycle from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub cut shares of Stericycle from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $100.00 price target on shares of Stericycle in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $108.00 price target on shares of Stericycle and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed an “ourperform” rating on shares of Stericycle in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $77.17.

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In other Stericycle news, Director Mark C. Miller sold 19,753 shares of Stericycle stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.52, for a total transaction of $1,392,981.56. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 205,576 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $14,497,219.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Insiders own 3.30% of the company’s stock.

About Stericycle

Stericycle, Inc is a business-to-business services provider. The Company focuses on regulated and compliance solutions for healthcare, retail, and commercial businesses. The Company’s segments include Domestic and Canada Regulated Waste and Compliance Services (RCS), Domestic Communication and Related Services (CRS), International RCS and All other.

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