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Shares of Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, American Banking News reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.13.

Shares of Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) traded down 1.33% on Friday, hitting $4.44. 47,958 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Casella Waste Systems has a 52-week low of $4.50 and a 52-week high of $6.20. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $4.86 and a 200-day moving average of $5.15. The company’s market cap is $178.1 million.

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 27th. The company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.01). The company had revenue of $141.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $132.93 million. Analysts expect that Casella Waste Systems will post $-0.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

CWST has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Raymond James reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Casella Waste Systems in a research note on Friday. Separately, analysts at KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Casella Waste Systems in a research note on Friday. They now have a $7.50 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Wedbush downgraded shares of Casella Waste Systems from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday. They now have a $5.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $6.00.

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

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