US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) Holdings Cut by Principal Financial Group Inc

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Principal Financial Group Inc. reduced its position in shares of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL – Get Rating) by 1.7% in the first quarter, the company said in its most recent SEC filing. The institutional investor owned 206,397 shares of the company after selling 3,491 shares during the period. At the end of the last reporting period, Principal Financial Group Inc. owned 0.66% of US Ecology worth $9,882,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also changed their stock holdings. The Swiss National Bank increased its stake in US Ecology by 7.3% in the first quarter. The Swiss National Bank now owns 74,600 shares of the company, valued at $3,572,000, after purchasing an additional 5,100 shares last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new interest in US Ecology valued at approximately $311,000 during the first quarter. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd increased its stake in US Ecology by 68.2% in the first quarter. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd now owns 29,407 shares of the company, valued at $1,408,000, having purchased a further 11,923 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc acquired a new interest in US Ecology valued at approximately $210,000 during the first quarter. Finally, IndexIQ Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in US Ecology valued at approximately $2,616,000 during Q1.

US ecology stock performance

Shares of ECOL stock opened at $47.99 on Thursday. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $47.99 and a two-hundred-day moving average of $46.85. US Ecology, Inc. has a 12-month low of $26.26 and a 12-month high of $48.09.

Analysts set new price targets

Separately, StockNews.com began reporting on U.S. ecology in a research note on Wednesday. They give the company a “hold” rating.

US Ecology Profile

(received rating)

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 and internationally. It operates through three segments: Waste Solutions, Field Services and Energy Waste. The Waste Solutions segment provides specialty waste management services, including the treatment, disposal, reuse and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and other specialty waste at the company’s treatment, storage and disposal facilities, and wastewater treatment services.

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