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Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) CFO Edmond Coletta purchased 2,000 shares of Casella Waste Systems stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 4th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $4.29 per share, for a total transaction of $8,580.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 97,492 shares in the company, valued at approximately $418,241. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Macquarie cut their price target on shares of Casella Waste Systems from $5.50 to $4.75 in a research note on Friday, August 29th. Separately, analysts at Raymond James reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Casella Waste Systems in a research note on Friday, August 29th. Finally, analysts at KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Casella Waste Systems in a research note on Friday, August 29th. They now have a $7.50 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.85.

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) traded up 2.58% on Thursday, hitting $4.37. The stock had a trading volume of 284,617 shares. Casella Waste Systems has a 52 week low of $4.26 and a 52 week high of $6.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $4.80 and its 200-day moving average is $5.12. The company’s market cap is $176.7 million.

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 27th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the 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 $-0.25 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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