Headlines about Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE:ADSW) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Advanced Disposal Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.9378995499937 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
ADSW has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Advanced Disposal Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. KeyCorp initiated coverage on Advanced Disposal Services in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They issued a “sector weight” rating on the stock. UBS reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $27.00 target price (down previously from $29.00) on shares of Advanced Disposal Services in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus raised Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $26.00 to $28.00 in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $26.00 price target (down previously from $27.00) on shares of Advanced Disposal Services in a research report on Monday, February 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Advanced Disposal Services currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.50.
Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW) opened at $22.40 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,990.56, a P/E ratio of 52.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.61 and a beta of 0.64. Advanced Disposal Services has a 1 year low of $20.94 and a 1 year high of $25.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.13, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a current ratio of 0.66.
Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE:ADSW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $384.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $374.30 million. Advanced Disposal Services had a return on equity of 5.03% and a net margin of 2.54%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.20 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Advanced Disposal Services will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director Ernest J. Mrozek purchased 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.63 per share, with a total value of $33,945.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,263 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $119,101.69. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven R. Carn sold 18,666 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.05, for a total value of $448,917.30. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 120,405 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,895,740.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 55,998 shares of company stock worth $1,297,287 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.
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About Advanced Disposal Services
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc is an integrated provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services operating primarily in secondary markets or under exclusive arrangements. The Company’s segments include South, East, Midwest and Corporate. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had its presence in 16 states across the Midwest, South and East regions of the United States, as well as in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, served approximately 2.7 million residential customers and over 200,000 commercial and industrial (C&I) customers through its network of 90 collection operations, 72 transfer stations, 21 owned or operated recycling facilities and 39 owned or operated active landfills.
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