News headlines about Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE:ADSW) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Advanced Disposal Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.1544355028504 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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Several research firms have commented on ADSW. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. BidaskClub cut shares of Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 21st. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Advanced Disposal Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Credit Suisse Group dropped their target price on shares of Advanced Disposal Services from $28.00 to $27.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, KeyCorp started coverage on shares of Advanced Disposal Services in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “sector weight” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.38.

Shares of Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW) opened at $22.76 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.25. The company has a market cap of $2,010.00 and a P/E ratio of 41.63. Advanced Disposal Services has a 1-year low of $19.34 and a 1-year high of $25.71.

Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE:ADSW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $392.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $383.11 million. Advanced Disposal Services had a positive return on equity of 5.84% and a negative net margin of 1.61%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.06 EPS. analysts expect that Advanced Disposal Services will post 0.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Advanced Disposal Services news, major shareholder Highstar Capital Lp sold 19,998,544 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.77, for a total transaction of $435,368,302.88. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven R. Carn sold 18,666 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.60, for a total transaction of $459,183.60. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 176,403 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,339,513.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 20,054,542 shares of company stock worth $436,731,481 in the last ninety days. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Advanced Disposal Services Company Profile

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc is an integrated provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services operating primarily in secondary markets or under exclusive arrangements. The Company’s segments include South, East, Midwest and Corporate. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had its presence in 16 states across the Midwest, South and East regions of the United States, as well as in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, served approximately 2.7 million residential customers and over 200,000 commercial and industrial (C&I) customers through its network of 90 collection operations, 72 transfer stations, 21 owned or operated recycling facilities and 39 owned or operated active landfills.

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