News coverage about Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Casella Waste Systems earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.7840158441282 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) opened at $25.08 on Monday. Casella Waste Systems has a 12-month low of $11.15 and a 12-month high of $27.38. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,054.44, a P/E ratio of -19.29 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -7.91, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 0.98.

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Casella Waste Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Casella Waste Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. BidaskClub upgraded Casella Waste Systems from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Casella Waste Systems in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.20.

In other Casella Waste Systems news, VP Christopher Heald sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.25, for a total transaction of $30,375.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 71,451 shares in the company, valued at $1,446,882.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO John W. Casella sold 62,433 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.31, for a total value of $1,205,581.23. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 472,112 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,116,482.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 191,024 shares of company stock valued at $3,887,658 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 11.47% of the company’s stock.

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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, primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling and organics services. It manages its solid waste operations on a geographic basis through two regional operating segments: Eastern and Western regions, each of which provides a range of solid waste services, and its recycling and commodity brokerage operations through its Recycling segment.

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