Shares of Advanced Disposal Services Inc (NYSE:ADSW) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.00.

ADSW has been the topic of several recent research reports. Stifel Nicolaus raised Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 15th. Credit Suisse Group cut Advanced Disposal Services from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $29.00 to $33.00 in a research note on Friday, May 17th. Deutsche Bank cut Advanced Disposal Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, April 23rd. UBS Group cut Advanced Disposal Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, ValuEngine raised Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 29th.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ADSW. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its stake in shares of Advanced Disposal Services by 43.1% in the fourth quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 2,157 shares of the company’s stock worth $52,000 after buying an additional 650 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Advanced Disposal Services in the fourth quarter worth about $58,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Advanced Disposal Services in the first quarter worth about $73,000. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc raised its stake in shares of Advanced Disposal Services by 700.0% in the fourth quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 3,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $75,000 after buying an additional 2,800 shares during the period. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in shares of Advanced Disposal Services by 80.8% in the fourth quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 5,966 shares of the company’s stock worth $138,000 after buying an additional 2,666 shares during the period. 98.09% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

ADSW stock traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $32.07. The stock had a trading volume of 493,787 shares, compared to its average volume of 916,302. The stock has a market cap of $2.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 55.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.70 and a beta of 0.75. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $32.15. Advanced Disposal Services has a 52-week low of $22.05 and a 52-week high of $33.01. The company has a current ratio of 0.62, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99.

Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE:ADSW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $384.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $376.19 million. Advanced Disposal Services had a return on equity of 4.99% and a net margin of 0.08%. Advanced Disposal Services’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.02 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Advanced Disposal Services will post 0.57 EPS for the current year.

Advanced Disposal Services Company Profile

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services. The company is involved in the curbside collection of residential refuse from small carts or containers into collection vehicles for transport to a disposal/recycling site. It 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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