Eagle Boston Investment Management Increased By $336,320 Its Casella Waste Systems (CWST) Position; Albemarle (ALB)’s Sentiment Is 1.25

December 7, 2017 - By whatsonthorold

Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide. The company has market cap of $14.09 billion. The firm offers lithium compounds, including lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, lithium chloride, and lithium specialties and reagents for applications in lithium batteries, high performance greases, thermoplastic elastomers for car tires, rubber soles and plastic bottles, catalysts for chemical reactions, organic synthesis processes, life science, pharmaceutical, and other markets; cesium products for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries; and zirconium, barium, and titanium products for pyrotechnical applications. It has a 16.42 P/E ratio. It also makes cesium products for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries; and zirconium, barium, and titanium products for various pyrotechnical applications, including airbag igniters; and performance catalyst solutions, such as polymer catalysts, curatives, organometallics, and electronic materials for polyolefin polymers, packaging, non-packaging, films, injection molding, alpha-olefins, electronic materials, solar cells, polyurethanes, epoxies, and other engineered resins markets.

Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc increased Casella Waste Systems Inc (CWST) stake by 3.44% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc acquired 21,020 shares as Casella Waste Systems Inc (CWST)’s stock rose 20.74%. The Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc holds 632,505 shares with $10.38 million value, up from 611,485 last quarter. Casella Waste Systems Inc now has $884.60M valuation. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $21.04. About 171,902 shares traded. Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) has risen 99.42% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 82.72% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Albemarle’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Albemarle, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $114.0 while the high is $118.0. The stock’s average target of $116 is -9.01% below today’s ($127.48) share price. ALB was included in 2 notes of analysts from January 17, 2017. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 23. On Tuesday, January 17 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”.

Axel Capital Management Llc holds 6.36% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation for 122,928 shares. Guild Investment Management Inc. owns 29,240 shares or 3.32% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cambrian Capital Limited Partnership has 3.27% invested in the company for 27,450 shares. The Netherlands-based Spf Beheer Bv has invested 3.23% in the stock. Jag Capital Management Llc, a Missouri-based fund reported 125,874 shares.

Analysts await Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $1.18 EPS, up 51.28% or $0.40 from last year’s $0.78 per share. ALB’s profit will be $130.39 million for 27.01 P/E if the $1.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual EPS reported by Albemarle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.26% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $3.24 million activity.

The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $127.48. About 1.68M shares traded or 23.88% up from the average. Albemarle Corporation (ALB) has risen 45.60% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.90% the S&P500.

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. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, November 3. On Thursday, September 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) rating on Monday, August 28. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $19.0 target. As per Monday, May 9, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by First Analysis on Friday, December 9 to “Equal-Weight”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1600 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 19 report. As per Wednesday, October 4, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 26 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Neutral” on Monday, November 7.

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