-1.50% to Target, BMO Capital Maintains “Hold” Rating for US Ecology (ECOL) Stock; Kona Grill (KONA) Shorts Decreased By 1.83%

February 17, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Among 7 analysts covering US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. US Ecology has $64.0 highest and $40 lowest target. $51.79’s average target is -8.90% below currents $56.85 stock price. US Ecology had 23 analyst reports since November 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, May 2 report. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Tuesday, January 26 to “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, September 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $52.0 target in Monday, January 22 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 9 report. The stock of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) has “In-Line” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by Imperial Capital. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 9 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, May 18.

Kona Grill Incorporated (NASDAQ:KONA) had a decrease of 1.83% in short interest. KONA’s SI was 1.42 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 1.83% from 1.45 million shares previously. With 101,700 avg volume, 14 days are for Kona Grill Incorporated (NASDAQ:KONA)’s short sellers to cover KONA’s short positions. The SI to Kona Grill Incorporated’s float is 19.2%. The stock increased 2.67% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $1.925. About 66,635 shares traded. Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA) has declined 61.08% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 77.78% the S&P500.

The stock increased 13.13% or $6.6 during the last trading session, reaching $56.85. About 211,394 shares traded or 151.76% up from the average. US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) has risen 15.99% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.71% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.69 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.67, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Assetmark Incorporated invested in 630 shares. Financial Bank Of Montreal Can owns 49,362 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Parkside National Bank Trust reported 0% in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Qs Invsts Limited Liability has invested 0% in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt accumulated 301 shares. Macquarie Group Incorporated Ltd has 0.07% invested in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Martingale Asset Management Limited Partnership has invested 0.02% in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Blackrock Inc has 2.64M shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 1,050 are held by Paradigm Asset Co Limited Com. Renaissance Technology Limited Liability accumulated 130,000 shares. Us Natl Bank De invested 0% of its portfolio in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). California Employees Retirement Sys owns 92,690 shares. First Mercantile invested in 2,110 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Moreover, Chatham Group Inc Inc has 0.45% invested in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.01% in US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL).

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $933,103 activity. 19,936 shares were sold by Gerratt Eric L, worth $933,103.

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 $1.24 billion. It operates in two divisions, Environmental Services; and Field & Industrial Services. It has a 47.37 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.

Kona Grill, Inc. owns and operates upscale casual restaurants under the Kona Grill brand name. The company has market cap of $19.45 million. As of August 15, 2017, it owned and operated 46 restaurants in 23 states of the United States and Puerto Rico; and 1 franchise restaurant in Monterrey, Mexico. It currently has negative earnings.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.25 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.38, from 0.63 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 17 investors sold Kona Grill, Inc. shares while 11 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. 3.71 million shares or 25.80% less from 5.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Barclays Public Limited Com holds 0% or 51 shares in its portfolio. California-based California Public Employees Retirement System has invested 0% in Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA). State Street, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 11,500 shares. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag reported 0% in Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA). Bourgeon Capital Mngmt Ltd holds 0.03% or 15,000 shares. Meeder Asset Mngmt holds 842 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Anson Funds Mgmt L P has 0.5% invested in Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA). Renaissance Techs Limited Com reported 0% stake. Vanguard Inc reported 256,517 shares stake. Northern Corporation owns 39,863 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bridgeway Capital Mngmt Inc reported 0% stake. Brandywine Glob Invest Ltd Liability Company accumulated 723,723 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors L P holds 290,289 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn reported 68 shares stake. Geode Cap Management Lc invested in 55,400 shares or 0% of the stock.

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