Headlines about Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Casella Waste Systems earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.7840158441282 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Casella Waste Systems (CWST) opened at $24.39 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $1,025.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of -18.76 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -7.91. Casella Waste Systems has a 1-year low of $11.16 and a 1-year high of $27.38.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on CWST shares. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Casella Waste Systems in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Casella Waste Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Casella Waste Systems from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 29th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Casella Waste Systems in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Casella Waste Systems presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.20.
In related news, insider Edmond Coletta sold 13,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.60, for a total value of $254,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Christopher Heald sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.25, for a total transaction of $30,375.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 71,451 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,446,882.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 128,591 shares of company stock valued at $2,682,077. 11.47% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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Casella Waste Systems Company Profile
Casella Waste Systems, Inc is a solid waste services company. The Company provides resource management services to residential, commercial, municipal and industrial customers, primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling and organics services. It manages its solid waste operations on a geographic basis through two regional operating segments: Eastern and Western regions, each of which provides a range of solid waste services, and its recycling and commodity brokerage operations through its Recycling segment.
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