Media headlines about Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE:ADSW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Advanced Disposal Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.0112655773777 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW) opened at $22.85 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $2,020.00 and a PE ratio of -81.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.25, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a current ratio of 0.63. Advanced Disposal Services has a twelve month low of $20.94 and a twelve month high of $25.71.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 21st. KeyCorp assumed coverage on shares of Advanced Disposal Services in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They issued a “sector weight” rating for the company. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on shares of Advanced Disposal Services from $28.00 to $27.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $26.00 to $28.00 in a research report on Monday, December 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Advanced Disposal Services presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.38.

In related news, CFO Steven R. Carn sold 18,666 shares of Advanced Disposal Services stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.07, for a total transaction of $430,624.62. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 157,737 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,638,992.59. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, major shareholder Highstar Capital Lp sold 19,998,544 shares of Advanced Disposal Services stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.77, for a total transaction of $435,368,302.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 20,054,542 shares of company stock valued at $436,687,056 in the last ninety days. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Advanced Disposal Services Company Profile

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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