Casella Waste Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) Director Gregory B. Peters sold 2,000 shares of Casella Waste Systems stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.77, for a total value of $25,540.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 94,670 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,208,935.90. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Casella Waste Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) opened at 12.77 on Monday. Casella Waste Systems Inc. has a 12 month low of $4.97 and a 12 month high of $12.85. The stock’s market cap is $529.80 million. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $11.38 and a 200-day moving average price of $9.25.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Skylands Capital LLC increased its position in shares of Casella Waste Systems by 12.2% in the second quarter. Skylands Capital LLC now owns 1,589,712 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,479,000 after buying an additional 173,062 shares during the last quarter. Aristotle Capital Boston LLC increased its position in shares of Casella Waste Systems by 1.1% in the second quarter. Aristotle Capital Boston LLC now owns 360,509 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,830,000 after buying an additional 3,751 shares during the last quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Casella Waste Systems by 7.5% in the second quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC now owns 80,780 shares of the company’s stock worth $634,000 after buying an additional 5,660 shares during the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in shares of Casella Waste Systems during the second quarter worth approximately $119,000. Finally, RMB Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Casella Waste Systems by 0.9% in the second quarter. RMB Capital Management LLC now owns 3,271,597 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,682,000 after buying an additional 29,597 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 71.47% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on CWST. First Analysis lifted their price target on Casella Waste Systems from $9.50 to $11.50 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Casella Waste Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Wedbush lifted their price target on Casella Waste Systems from $10.00 to $11.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Finally, Imperial Capital lifted their price target on Casella Waste Systems from $8.50 to $12.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.30.

About Casella Waste Systems

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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