Why US Ecology Is Poised to Keep Poppin'

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, hazardous waste disposal specialist US Ecology (NASDAQ: ECOL  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at US Ecology and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

US Ecology facts

Headquarters (founded)

Boise, Idaho (1952)

Market Cap

$501.8 million

Industry

Environmental and facilities services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$179.0 million

Management

President/COO Jeffrey Feeler

CFO Eric Gerratt

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

19.6%

Cash/Debt

$4.5 million / $41.0 million

Dividend Yield

2.7%

Competitors

Clean Harbors

Valhi

Waste Management

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 519 members who have rated US Ecology believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, TMFrank, succinctly summed up the US Ecology bull case for our community: "Strong regional competitive advantage, huge amounts of operating leverage and a rebounding construction/manufacturing sector should help this company grow."

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