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Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) Director Gregory Peters unloaded 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.80, for a total transaction of $31,900.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 76,039 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $441,026. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 5th. The company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.01). The company had revenue of $132.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.27 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.68) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research firms have recently commented on CWST. Analysts at Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Casella Waste Systems in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Analysts at Imperial Capital initiated coverage on shares of Casella Waste Systems in a research note to investors on Thursday, October 31st. They set an “outperform” rating and a $7.50 price target on the stock. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Casella Waste Systems currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.67.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc is a vertically integrated solid waste, recycling, and resource management services company.

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