US Ecology Inc. (ECOL) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Wednesday January 13 as the stock popped 7.66% to $33.89, representing a gain of $2.41 per share. Some 222,412 shares traded hands on 2,178 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 135,744 shares out of a total float of 21.74 million. The stock opened at $31.61 and traded with an intraday range of $34.01 to $31.34.
After today's gains, US Ecology Inc. reached a market cap of $736.61 million. US Ecology Inc. has had a trading range between $52.99 and $31.18 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $36.80 and a 200-day SMA of $44.66.
The stock has a P/E Ratio of 25.6.
US Ecology Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides radioactive, hazardous, PCB and non-hazardous industrial waste management and recycling services to commercial and government entities.
US Ecology Inc. is based out of Boise, ID and has some 1,800 employees. Its CEO is Jeffrey R. Feeler.
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