Casella Waste Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) insider Edmond Coletta sold 8,248 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.22, for a total value of $100,790.56. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 158,538 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,937,334.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Casella Waste Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) opened at 12.58 on Tuesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $11.18 and a 200 day moving average price of $9.15. The company’s market capitalization is $521.92 million. Casella Waste Systems Inc. has a 12 month low of $4.97 and a 12 month high of $12.64.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST)

CWST has been the topic of several analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus set a $10.00 price target on Casella Waste Systems and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Casella Waste Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, July 29th. Imperial Capital increased their price target on Casella Waste Systems from $8.50 to $12.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. First Analysis increased their price target on Casella Waste Systems from $9.50 to $11.50 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, August 8th. Finally, Wedbush increased their price target on Casella Waste Systems from $10.00 to $11.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, November 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $11.30.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Casella Waste Systems by 2.0% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,568,650 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,314,000 after buying an additional 31,090 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Casella Waste Systems by 63.5% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 13,833 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 5,373 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its stake in Casella Waste Systems by 4.2% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 25,956 shares of the company’s stock valued at $204,000 after buying an additional 1,057 shares during the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its stake in Casella Waste Systems by 0.8% in the second quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 83,556 shares of the company’s stock valued at $656,000 after buying an additional 701 shares during the last quarter. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its stake in Casella Waste Systems by 392.1% in the second quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 93,974 shares of the company’s stock valued at $738,000 after buying an additional 74,876 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 64.26% of the company’s stock.

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, in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling and organics services. Its segments include its two regional segments, Eastern and Western regions, which provide a range of solid waste services; Recycling, which offers recycling operations and its commodity brokerage operations, and Other, including organic services, ancillary operations and industrial services.

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