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February 26, 2014
11:28 EDTCVA, PESI, WM, CLHClean Harbors plunges to 52-week low after cutting guidance
Shares of Clean Harbors (CLH), a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services, are sinking after the company's fourth quarter results and its first quarter revenue forecasts trailed expectations. The company also lowered its fiscal 2014 revenue and adjusted EBITDA outlook. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Clean Harbors reported Q4 earnings per share of 44c and revenue of $879.4M, trailing expectations of 55c and $894.41M, respectively. The company forecast Q1 revenue of $820M-$840M, compared to consensus of $907.47M. Q1 adjusted EBITDA was seen at $100M-$105M. The company lowered its FY14 revenue view to to $3.5B-$3.6B from $3.7B-$3.8B, versus consensus of $3.74B. It also cut its FY14 adjusted EBITDA view to $525M-$555M from $610M-$640M. The company cited an unanticipated slowdown due to adverse weather and the timing of holidays in December for the weak results and guidance. It also announced a $150M share repurchase program. STREET RESEARCH: In a note published prior to the company's earning conference call, research firm Wedbush predicted the company's quarterly miss and lowered outlook could result in shares trading down 10%-15% during today’s session. Wedbush said it was maintaining its positive stance on Clean Harbors with an Outperform rating and a 12-month price target of $74 for the time being, but added that its estimates and price target were under review. Note that Clean Harbors was mentioned cautiously by Grant's Interest Rate Observer in an article on February 6 and Herb Greenberg of TheStreet.com published a cautious report on the company in November of last year. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Clean Harbors fell $7.81, or 14.5%, to $46.13 on nearly six times its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week low of $44.95. Including today's slide, the stock has lost about 19% over the past six months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other firms providing environmental solutions include Perma-Fix Environmental Services (PESI), Covanta (CVA), and Waste Management (WM).
News For CLH;PESI;CVA;WM From The Last 14 Days
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February 4, 2016
07:06 EDTWMWaste Management to hold a forum
2016 Executive Sustainability Forum is being held in Scottsdale, AZ on February 4.
February 3, 2016
07:14 EDTCLHVertex Energy sells Nevada facility for $35M to Clean Harbors
Vertex Energy (VTNR) has sold its Nevada re-refinery facility, which is located in Churchill County, to Clean Harbors (CLH) for $35M, of which approximately $14M was immediately used at closing to purchase the facility and equipment previously leased by Vertex Energy in order to facilitate such sale. Benjamin P. Cowart, Chairman and CEO of Vertex Energy, said, "This transaction benefits Vertex Energy in a variety of ways, not the least of which is by strengthening our balance sheet. As we noted in our third quarter Form 10-Q filing and on the conference call that followed, the Churchill County facility had an average carrying cost of $1.5 million per quarter. We eliminate those costs with this transaction. At the end of the third quarter of 2015, our cash and cash equivalents were over $4 million. This sale and related transactions will bring that cash position to more than $10 million. We also used $16 million of sale proceeds to pay down our term debt."
January 29, 2016
09:02 EDTCVACovanta begins operations of Durham York Energy Centre
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January 26, 2016
10:00 EDTCLHOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Amec Foster Wheeler (AMFW) downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC... CVR Refining (CVRR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Cenovus Energy (CVE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Clean Harbors (CLH) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Core Laboratories (CLB) downgraded to Reduce from Hold at HSBC... Delek US (DK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Deutsche Post (DPSGY) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Disney (DIS) downgraded to Neutral on reduced ESPN forecasts at Atlantic Equities... Dorian LPG (LPG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Encana (ECA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Fortinet (FTNT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Fortune Brands (FBHS) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... General Growth (GGP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Golden Ocean (GOGL) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Grupo Mexico (GMBXF) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Halliburton (HAL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC... Marketo (MKTO) downgraded to Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Navios Maritime (NM) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... NetSuite (N) downgraded to Underperform at BofA/Merrill... OM Asset Management (OMAM) downgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Paylocity (PCTY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Pennsylvania REIT (PEI) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Pinnacle West (PNW) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... Public Storage (PSA) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Red Hat (RHT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Regal Entertainment (RGC) downgraded on valuation at RBC Capital... Rouse Properties (RSE) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Stratasys (SSYS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Subsea 7 (SUBCY) downgraded to Reduce from Hold at HSBC... US Ecology (ECOL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... USG (USG) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Vornado (VNO) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Weir Group (WEIGY) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies.
06:34 EDTCLHClean Harbors downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
Raymond James downgraded Clean Harbors to Underperform given the weakening macro environment.

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