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How to buy Casella Waste Systems (CWST) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Casella Waste Systems stock.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc
NASDAQ: CWST - USD
WASTE MANAGEMENT
$64.85
-$0.43 (-0.66%)

Casella Waste Systems, Inc is a waste management business based in the US. Casella Waste Systems shares (CWST) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Casella Waste Systems employs 2,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Casella Waste Systems stock price (NASDAQ: CWST)

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Casella Waste Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$67.43
52-week range$51.98 - $69.60
50-day moving average $64.70
200-day moving average $63.55
Wall St. target price$73.83
PE ratio 34.4562
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.89

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Casella Waste Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $67.43 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) 5.96%
3 months (2021-04-28) 1.14%
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is Casella Waste Systems under- or over-valued?

Valuing Casella Waste Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Casella Waste Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Casella Waste Systems's P/E ratio

Casella Waste Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Casella Waste Systems shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Casella Waste Systems's PEG ratio

Casella Waste Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.52. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Casella Waste Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Casella Waste Systems's EBITDA

Casella Waste Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $161.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Casella Waste Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Casella Waste Systems financials

Revenue TTM $781.2 million
Operating margin TTM 8.92%
Gross profit TTM $258.9 million
Return on assets TTM 4.05%
Return on equity TTM 38.45%
Profit margin 12.09%
Book value $7.27
Market capitalisation $3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Casella Waste Systems shares

There are currently 999,833 Casella Waste Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Casella Waste Systems's "short interest". This figure is 10.8% down from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Casella Waste Systems shares can be evaluated.

Casella Waste Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Casella Waste Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Casella Waste Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Casella Waste Systems shares traded daily (recently around 166638.83333333). Casella Waste Systems's SIR currently stands at 6. In other words for every 100,000 Casella Waste Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6000 shares are currently held short.

However Casella Waste Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Casella Waste Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Casella Waste Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Casella Waste Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Casella Waste Systems shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0203% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Casella Waste Systems shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Casella Waste Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Casella Waste Systems stock.

Casella Waste Systems share dividends

We're not expecting Casella Waste Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Casella Waste Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Casella Waste Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.98 up to $69.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CWST.US volatility(beta: 0.93)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Casella Waste Systems's is 0.9336. This would suggest that Casella Waste Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Casella Waste Systems overview

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States. It offers resource management services primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers. The company provides a range of non-hazardous solid waste services, including collections, transfer stations, and disposal facilities. It also markets recyclable metals, aluminum, plastics, and paper and corrugated cardboard that are processed at its facilities, as well as recyclables purchased from third parties. In addition, the company is involved in commodity brokerage operations. As of April 15, 2021, it owned and/or operated 46 solid waste collection operations, 58 transfer stations, 20 recycling facilities, 8 Subtitle D landfills, 4 landfill gas-to-energy facilities, and 1 landfill permitted to accept construction and demolition materials.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Casella Waste Systems is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.148% of Casella Waste Systems shares are held by insiders and 100.094% by institutions.
How many people work for Casella Waste Systems?
Latest data suggests 2,500 work at Casella Waste Systems.
When does the fiscal year end for Casella Waste Systems?
Casella Waste Systems's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Casella Waste Systems based?
Casella Waste Systems's address is: 25 Green Hill Lane, Rutland, VT, United States, 05701
What is Casella Waste Systems's ISIN number?
Casella Waste Systems's international securities identification number is: US1474481041
What is Casella Waste Systems's CUSIP number?
Casella Waste Systems's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 147448104

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