Republic Services major shareholder Cascade Investment Llc Buys 211,284 Shares (RSG)
Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) major shareholder Cascade Investment Llc bought 211,284 shares of Republic Services stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 26th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $39.29 per share, for a total transaction of $8,301,348.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 101,536,960 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,989,387,158. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.
Shares of Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) traded down 0.41% on Thursday, hitting $39.25. 1,226,126 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Republic Services has a 1-year low of $31.42 and a 1-year high of $39.66. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $38.06 and its 200-day moving average is $35.82. The company has a market cap of $13.961 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.77.
Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.23 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.19 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Republic Services will post $1.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 29th. This is a positive change from Republic Services’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Republic Services in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $39.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Imperial Capital raised their price target on shares of Republic Services from $41.00 to $43.50 in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Raymond James upgraded shares of Republic Services from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 10th. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Republic Services currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.10.
Republic Services, Inc (NYSE:RSG) is a provider of services in the domestic non-hazardous solid waste industry.
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