Sasco Capital Inc Ct Lowers stake in Republic Services (RSG)

Republic Services (RSG) : Sasco Capital Inc Ct reduced its stake in Republic Services by 7.81% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 4,131,716 shares of Republic Services which is valued at $200.2 Million after selling 350,068 shares in Republic Services , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016.Republic Services makes up approximately 4.99% of Sasco Capital Inc Ct’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Lazard Asset Management boosted its stake in RSG in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 54 additional shares and now holds a total of 539 shares of Republic Services which is valued at $26,120.J.safra Asset Management Corp reduced its stake in RSG by selling 971 shares or 7.95% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 11,247 shares of RSG which is valued at $545,030. Republic Services makes up approx 0.45% of J.safra Asset Management Corp’s portfolio.Smithfield Trust Co reduced its stake in RSG by selling 1,321 shares or 5.32% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 23,512 shares of RSG which is valued at $1.1 Million. Republic Services makes up approx 0.22% of Smithfield Trust Co’s portfolio.Edmp reduced its stake in RSG by selling 432 shares or 6.19% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,547 shares of RSG which is valued at $313,994. Republic Services makes up approx 0.30% of Edmp’s portfolio.Nisa Investment Advisors L.l.c. reduced its stake in RSG by selling 2,500 shares or 3.7% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 65,158 shares of RSG which is valued at $3.1 Million. Republic Services makes up approx 0.04% of Nisa Investment Advisors L.l.c.’s portfolio.

Republic Services closed down -0.01 points or -0.02% at $47.69 with 13,54,613 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $47.92, the shares hit an intraday low of $47.56 and an intraday high of $48.12 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Republic Services reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Apr 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.47. The company had revenue of $2248.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2233.66 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.49 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Republic Services. Company shares were Upgraded by Barclays on May 3, 2016 to ” Overweight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 52 from a previous price target of $45 .Company shares were Reiterated by First Analysis Sec on Apr 7, 2016 to “Equal-Weight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 49 from a previous price target of $47 .Republic Services was Initiated by Sterne Agee CRT to “Neutral” on Mar 22, 2016.

Republic Services Inc. is a provider of services in the domestic non-hazardous solid waste services industry. The Company provides non-hazardous solid waste collection services for commercial industrial municipal and residential customers. The Company operates three geographic operating regions that are also its segments: East Central and West. Each region is organized into several areas and each area contains multiple business units or operating locations. The Company has approximately 340 collection operations owned or operated 198 transfer stations 189 active solid waste landfills and 60 recycling centers. It also operates approximately 72 landfill gas and renewable energy projects. The Company operates in 39 states and Puerto Rico. The Company provides collection transfer recycling and landfill services in all its regions.

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