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Stock Risk Measures for Us Ecology Inc

A quantitative factor review, as of July 31, 2020.
  1. Company Info - Description, identity and sector data.
  2. Share Data - Stock earnings and key dates.
  3. Market Risk - Beta, size, liquidity and momentum measures.
  4. Financial Risk - Earnings and dividends.
by Paul Alan Davis, CFA
Updated: August 02, 2020
See how we arrive at an overall risk score of 68 for ECOL below.

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ECOL Risk Report

Overview

Our quantitative data points are meant to provide a high-level understanding of factors in equity risk models for Us Ecology Inc. Portfolio managers use these models to forecast risk, optimize portfolios and review performance.

We show how ECOL stock compares to 2,000+ US-based stocks, and to peers in the Industrial Services sector and Environmental Services industry.

Please do not consider this data as investment advice. Data is downloaded from sources we deem reliable, but errors may occur.

Company Info

Business Description

Company logo US Ecology, Inc. engages in the provision of environmental services to commercial and government entities. It operates through the following segments: Environmental Services; Field and Industrial Services; and Corporate. The Environmental Services segment include a range of specialty material management services including transportation, recycling, treatment and disposal of hazardous, non-hazardous, E&P and radioactive waste at company-owned landfill, wastewater, deep-well injection, and other treatment facilities. The Field and Industrial Services segment offers specialty field services and total waste management solutions to commercial and industrial facilities and to government entities through 10-day transfer facilities and at customer sites, both domestic, and international. The Corporates segment comprises corporates selling, general and administrative expenses, legal, accounting, and other items. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Boise, ID.

Identity

Sector and Industry

Share Data

Shares and Float

Earnings and Dividends

Market Risk Measures

Many of the following risk metrics are standardized and transformed into quantitative factors in institutional-level risk models.

Rankings below represent percentiles from 1 to 100, with 1 being the lowest rating of risk.

Systematic Risk

Stocks with higher beta exhibit higher sensitivity to the ups and downs in the market. (↑↑)

Company Size

Stocks with higher market capitalization often have lower risk. (↑↓)

Trading Liquidity

Higher average daily dollar volume over the past 30 days implies lower liquidity risk. (↑↓)

Price Momentum

Higher price momentum stocks, aka recent winners, equate to lower risk for many investors. (↑↓)

Financial Risk Measures

Style risk factors often include measures of profitability and payout levels.

Earnings Yield

Companies with higher earnings generally provide lower risk. (↑↓)

Dividend Yield

Companies with higher dividend yields, if sustaintable, are perceived to have lower risk. (↑↓)

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