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Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) CAO Christopher Heald unloaded 2,257 shares of Casella Waste Systems stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.03, for a total value of $11,352.71. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 53,359 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $268,396. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Casella Waste Systems in a research note on Monday, June 30th. They now have a $6.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $6.50. Separately, analysts at Imperial Capital cut their price target on shares of Casella Waste Systems from $7.50 to $6.50 in a research note on Friday, June 27th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Wunderlich cut their price target on shares of Casella Waste Systems from $6.00 to $5.50 in a research note on Friday, June 27th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.38.

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) traded up 0.19% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $5.16. 289,831 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Casella Waste Systems has a 1-year low of $4.42 and a 1-year high of $6.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $5.36 and its 200-day moving average is $5.31. The company’s market cap is $207.0 million.

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, June 25th. The company reported ($0.30) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.16) by $0.14. The company had revenue of $118.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $111.49 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.22) earnings per share. Casella Waste Systems’s revenue was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Casella Waste Systems will post $-0.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

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