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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST)?

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Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST), which is in the commercial services business, and is based in United States, led the NASDAQGS gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. As a stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Casella Waste Systems’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

View our latest analysis for Casella Waste Systems

What’s the opportunity in Casella Waste Systems?

According to my valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued by about 49.09%, trading at US$35.28 compared to my intrinsic value of $23.66. This means that the opportunity to buy Casella Waste Systems at a good price has disappeared! Furthermore, Casella Waste Systems’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. If you believe the share price should eventually reach its true value, a low beta could suggest it is unlikely to rapidly do so anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range.

What kind of growth will Casella Waste Systems generate?

NasdaqGS:CWST Past and Future Earnings, March 1st 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. Casella Waste Systems’s earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? CWST’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe CWST should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on CWST for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for CWST, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Casella Waste Systems. You can find everything you need to know about Casella Waste Systems in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Casella Waste Systems, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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