Press coverage about Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE:ADSW) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Advanced Disposal Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 47.6285516353339 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Advanced Disposal Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. KeyCorp assumed coverage on Advanced Disposal Services in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “sector weight” rating for the company. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $26.00 price objective (down previously from $27.00) on shares of Advanced Disposal Services in a research note on Monday, February 26th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price objective (down previously from $29.00) on shares of Advanced Disposal Services in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $26.00 to $28.00 in a research note on Monday, December 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.50.

Shares of Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE ADSW) opened at $22.16 on Monday. 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 has a 52 week low of $20.94 and a 52 week high of $25.71. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,961.35, a PE ratio of 51.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.54 and a beta of 0.64.

Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE:ADSW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.01). Advanced Disposal Services had a return on equity of 5.03% and a net margin of 2.54%. The firm had revenue of $384.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $374.30 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.20 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Advanced Disposal Services will post 0.56 EPS for the current year.

In other Advanced Disposal Services news, insider Steven R. Carn sold 18,666 shares of Advanced Disposal Services stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.05, for a total transaction of $448,917.30. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 120,405 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,895,740.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 55,998 shares of company stock valued at $1,297,287. Corporate 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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