Press coverage about Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Casella Waste Systems earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.9221718397246 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Reviewing MagneGas (MNGA) & Casella Waste Systems (CWST) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Gregory B. Peters Sells 4,300 Shares of Casella Waste Systems (CWST) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- First Analysis Comments on Casella Waste Systems’ FY2019 Earnings (CWST) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Casella Waste Systems (CWST) Rating Increased to Buy at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Expect Casella Waste Systems (CWST) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $139.05 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research firms recently issued reports on CWST. BidaskClub downgraded Casella Waste Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. UBS began coverage on Casella Waste Systems in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $25.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine upgraded Casella Waste Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. TheStreet upgraded Casella Waste Systems from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Casella Waste Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $23.60.
Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $151.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $145.30 million. Casella Waste Systems had a negative net margin of 3.64% and a negative return on equity of 58.61%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.05 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Casella Waste Systems will post 0.73 EPS for the current year.
In other news, VP Christopher Heald sold 2,883 shares of Casella Waste Systems stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.51, for a total transaction of $76,428.33. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Edmond Coletta sold 25,000 shares of Casella Waste Systems stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.29, for a total value of $582,250.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 129,625 shares of company stock valued at $3,215,250. Corporate insiders own 11.47% of the company’s stock.
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Casella Waste Systems Company Profile
Casella Waste Systems, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically-integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States. The company operates through Eastern Region, Western Region, Recycling, and Other segments. It offers resource management services primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers.
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