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

Principal Financial Group Inc. reduced its position in shares of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOLGet a rating) by 1.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its last filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 206,397 shares of the company after selling 3,491 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned 0.66% of US Ecology worth $9,882,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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

Performance of environmental stocks in the United States

Shares of ECOL Action 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, began covering American ecology in a research note on Wednesday. They set a “holding” rating for the company.

US Ecological Profile

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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 offers specialized waste management services, including treatment, disposal, beneficial reuse and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and other specialized wastes at treatment, storage and disposal facilities owned by the company, as well as wastewater treatment services.

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Institutional ownership by quarter for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)

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