Casella Waste Systems (CWST) was Upgraded by Stifel to ” Buy” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $8.50. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Hold ” on the company shares. Stifel advised their investors in a research report released on May 9, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, Casella Waste Systems reported $-0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on May 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.25. The company had revenue of $125.43 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $118.38 million. The company’s revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.23 EPS.
Casella Waste Systems (CWST) witnessed a volatile trading activity on Friday , and eventually ended flat at 0.00% or 0 points without letting the bulls or bears take much advantage. The trading began at $7.08 and reached the intraday high at $7.29. The bulls started the profit booking and pushed the shares to intraday low of $7.0564. The trading session was marked by a volume range of 72,905 shares exchanging hands. The 52-week high of the shares is $7.62 and the 52-week low is $4.97. The market cap of the company stands at $295 M and there are 4,12,31,975 shares in public circulation.
In a different news, on Mar 8, 2016, Gregory B Peters (director) sold 4,500 shares at $6.87 per share price. According to the SEC, on Nov 10, 2015, James E Oconnor (director) purchased 5,000 shares at $6.10 per share price. On Jun 11, 2015, Edwin D Johnson (President & COO) sold 2,822 shares at $5.63 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Casella Waste Systems Inc. is a solid waste services company. The Company is engaged in the provision of 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. Its operating segments include Eastern and Western engaged in providing solid waste services; Recycling consisting of the Company’s recycling operations and commodity brokerage operations and Other including organic services ancillary operations and industrial services. It provides integrated solid waste services in six states: Vermont New Hampshire New York Massachusetts Maine and Pennsylvania. As of January 30 2015 the Company owned or operated 35 solid waste collection operations 44 transfer stations 18 recycling facilities nine Subtitle D landfills four landfill gas-to-energy facilities and one landfill permitted to accept construction and demolition materials.