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US Ecology (ECOL) to Post Q4 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

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US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL - Free Report) will release fourth-quarter 2018 results on Feb 21, after the bell.

The stock has gained 14.2% in the past year compared with the 10.7% rise of the industry it belongs to.

How Things are Shaping up?

We expect revenues to see an upside from strength in the Environmental Services and Field as well as Industrial Services segment. The Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at $148.4 million, reflecting year-over-year growth of 11%.

US Ecology, Inc. Revenue (TTM)



The Environmental Services segment is likely to benefit from transportation service and treatment and disposal revenue growth. Field & Industrial Services segment revenues are expected to improve on the back of growth in Remediation, Small Quantity Generation and Total Waste Management businesses.

The acquisition of ES&H Dallas is expected to make significant contributions to revenue growth.

The consensus mark for earnings in the to-be-reported quarter is pegged at 66 cents, reflecting year-over-year decline of 9.6%.

Our Model Doesn’t Suggest a Beat

Please note that according to the Zacks model, a company with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) has a good chance of beating estimates if it also has a positive Earnings ESP. Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) or 5 (Strong Sell) stocks are best avoided, especially if the companies are witnessing negative estimate revisions. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

US Ecology has a Zacks Rank #4 and an Earnings ESP of 0.00%.

Stocks to Consider

Here are a few stocks from the broader Zacks Business Services sector that investors may consider as our model shows that these have the right combination of elements to beat estimates.

Yext, Inc (YEXT - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +1.56% and a Zacks Rank #1. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Everi Holdings Inc (EVRI - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +20.00% and a Zacks Rank #2.

EVO Payments (EVOP - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +1.89% and a Zacks Rank #3.

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