Rmb Capital Management Trimmed By $17.92 Million Its Casella Waste Sys (CWST) Stake; Astronova (ALOT) Shorts Raised By 5.26%

December 6, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Rmb Capital Management Llc decreased Casella Waste Sys Inc (CWST) stake by 82.74% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Rmb Capital Management Llc sold 1.12M shares as Casella Waste Sys Inc (CWST)’s stock rose 20.74%. The Rmb Capital Management Llc holds 233,720 shares with $3.84 million value, down from 1.35 million last quarter. Casella Waste Sys Inc now has $886.70 million valuation. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $21.09. About 104,185 shares traded. Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) has risen 99.42% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 82.72% the S&P500.

Astronova Incorporated (NASDAQ:ALOT) had an increase of 5.26% in short interest. ALOT’s SI was 6,000 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 5.26% from 5,700 shares previously. With 10,100 avg volume, 1 days are for Astronova Incorporated (NASDAQ:ALOT)’s short sellers to cover ALOT’s short positions. The SI to Astronova Incorporated’s float is 0.11%. It closed at $14.45 lastly. It is down 1.05% since December 6, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.75% the S&P500.

Analysts await Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.09 EPS, up 80.00% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.05 per share. CWST’s profit will be $3.78M for 58.58 P/E if the $0.09 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.30 actual EPS reported by Casella Waste Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -70.00% negative EPS growth.

Rmb Capital Management Llc increased Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) stake by 4,249 shares to 20,969 valued at $2.42 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Summit Matls Inc stake by 15,076 shares and now owns 150,731 shares. Ishares Tr (EFA) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.11, from 1.2 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 8 investors sold CWST shares while 43 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 31.97 million shares or 3.34% more from 30.94 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 20,864 are owned by National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can. Vanguard reported 0% stake. Dubuque Fincl Bank And Tru Co owns 0% invested in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) for 1,053 shares. Monarch Prns Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.68% or 421,998 shares. Epoch Inv Ptnrs accumulated 234,551 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md stated it has 650,921 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Raymond James And Assocs stated it has 234,346 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Da Davidson & owns 1,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Metropolitan Life Ins Company accumulated 28,771 shares or 0% of the stock. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 6,797 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has invested 0% in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). Walthausen And Com Ltd Limited Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 923,510 shares. Ellington Management Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Co accumulated 11,400 shares. 2.64 million are held by Renaissance Ltd. Jupiter Asset Mgmt holds 0.28% or 487,324 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering Casella Waste Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Casella Waste Systems Inc. had 15 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, January 26, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The stock of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, July 18. The rating was maintained by First Analysis on Friday, June 17 with “Overweight”. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Thursday, September 3. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush given on Monday, November 7. As per Monday, May 9, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, December 9 the stock rating was downgraded by First Analysis to “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 19 by Zacks. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 4. As per Monday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

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