Advanced Disposal Services Inc (NYSE:ADSW) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $27.00.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 4th.

Advanced Disposal Services stock traded up $0.16 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $27.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 243,842 shares, compared to its average volume of 385,892. Advanced Disposal Services has a fifty-two week low of $21.50 and a fifty-two week high of $27.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.04, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a current ratio of 0.69. The company has a market cap of $2.39 billion, a P/E ratio of 57.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.02 and a beta of 0.62.

Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE:ADSW) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19. The company had revenue of $398.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $390.72 million. Advanced Disposal Services had a return on equity of 5.68% and a net margin of 3.72%. Advanced Disposal Services’s quarterly revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.16 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Advanced Disposal Services will post 0.6 EPS for the current year.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new position in shares of Advanced Disposal Services during the 2nd quarter worth $100,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Advanced Disposal Services during the 1st quarter worth about $132,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in Advanced Disposal Services during the 1st quarter worth about $230,000. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. purchased a new stake in Advanced Disposal Services during the 2nd quarter worth about $258,000. Finally, Verition Fund Management LLC purchased a new stake in Advanced Disposal Services during the 1st quarter worth about $262,000. 96.60% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Advanced Disposal Services

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services. It is involved in the curbside collection of residential refuse from small carts or containers into collection vehicles for transport to a disposal/recycling site. The company also supplies commercial and industrial customers with waste containers; rents or sells compactors to large waste generators; and provides roll-off containers, as well as waste collection, transportation, and disposal services to construction and demolition sites.

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