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Analysts See $0.09 EPS for Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (CWST); H&e Equipment Services (HEES) Sentiment Is 1.24

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. operates as an integrated equipment services company. The company has market cap of $1.32 billion. The firm rents, sells, and provides parts and service support for hi-lift or aerial work platform equipment, cranes, earthmoving equipment, and industrial lift trucks. It has a 36.31 P/E ratio. It offers heavy construction and industrial equipment for rent on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Analysts expect Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) to report $0.09 EPS on March, 7.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 80.00% from last quarter’s $0.05 EPS. CWST’s profit would be $3.78 million giving it 73.42 P/E if the $0.09 EPS is correct. After having $0.30 EPS previously, Casella Waste Systems, Inc.’s analysts see -70.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.32% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $26.43. About 150,868 shares traded. Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) has risen 99.42% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 82.72% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of H&E Equipment’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating H&E Equipment, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $24.0 while the high is $28.0. The stock’s average target of $26 is -29.73% below today’s ($37) share price. HEES was included in 3 notes of analysts from July 31, 2015. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 31 with “Outperform”. The stock of H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 31 by UBS. The company was upgraded on Friday, January 15 by Longbow.

The stock increased 2.55% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $37. About 206,262 shares traded. H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (HEES) has risen 3.15% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.55% the S&P500.

Harvey Partners Llc holds 3.79% of its portfolio in H&E Equipment Services, Inc. for 113,000 shares. Tygh Capital Management Inc. owns 311,293 shares or 1.82% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Buckingham Capital Management Inc has 1.25% invested in the company for 322,973 shares. The Illinois-based Banced Corp has invested 0.8% in the stock. Capital Management Associates Ny, a New York-based fund reported 18,000 shares.

Analysts await H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.42 earnings per share, up 20.00% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.35 per share. HEES’s profit will be $14.97 million for 22.02 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.76 actual earnings per share reported by H&E Equipment Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.74% negative EPS growth.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $2.96 million activity. 31,500 shares were sold by BURKE MICHAEL K, worth $564,638 on Friday, September 15. $315,000 worth of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) was sold by CALLAHAN JAMES F JR on Wednesday, December 13. $2.08M worth of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) shares were sold by Johnson Edwin D.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.33, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 22 investors sold Casella Waste Systems, Inc. shares while 38 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 32.45 million shares or 1.47% more from 31.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sterling Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Com owns 0.01% invested in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) for 69,801 shares. 349,613 are held by Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). Gru One Trading Limited Partnership has 2,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Guggenheim Cap Limited Co reported 67,977 shares. Howe Rusling invested in 0% or 255 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 111,260 shares. Bank & Trust Of America De has 0% invested in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). First Mercantile Communications invested in 5,252 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Eidelman Virant Cap invested 0.22% in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). Arcadia Invest Management Mi invested in 4,900 shares. Blackrock stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). Globeflex Capital Lp accumulated 0.15% or 28,413 shares. Ellington Limited Liability invested in 0.08% or 25,200 shares. Pnc Services Grp Incorporated owns 4,349 shares.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically-integrated solid waste services firm in the northeastern United States. The company has market cap of $1.11 billion. The firm operates through Eastern Region, Western Region, Recycling, and Other divisions. It currently has negative earnings. 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.

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