42.07 -0.29 (-0.69%)
After hours: 4:11PM EDT
|Bid||42.36 x 800|
|Ask||42.38 x 1000|
|Day's Range||41.45 - 42.66|
|52 Week Range||24.61 - 47.72|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.62|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||103.07|
|Earnings Date||Oct 30, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||47.25|
There's no doubt stocks have been pretty volatile recently. And that's no surprise since this tends to be the most volatile time of year for the market.We've reached the end of the third quarter, so as earnings roll out, we'll hear guidance from companies for what they see not just in this quarter, but for 2020 as well. If you remember last year, this was when the bottom fell out. It didn't happen immediately, but guidance was trimmed as more earnings were reported -- and then it snowballed.Another contributor to market volatility is the approaching holiday season, which is always a good indicator of consumer spending. At this point, the consumer is keeping the market rolling. But if they cut back on holiday shopping or walk away, there could be trouble.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAlternatively, consumers could spend more and the markets could take off. If you follow me at Growth Investor, you know that I've learned to have faith in the U.S. consumer, and also in the psychological power of warm holiday feelings to fuel a "Santa Claus Rally." * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns If those other two factors weren't enough to keep the markets bumpy, a Chinese delegation is in town for two days of trade talks. They have made it clear they only want a small trade deal, not the comprehensive one that President Donald Trump has demanded.These seven "A"-rated stocks for the rest of 2019 should do well regardless of the trade talks. They are well positioned in sectors with long growth paths that can handle a bump or two without the wheels falling off. Stocks to Buy: Crocs (CROX)Source: Wannee_photographer / Shutterstock.com Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) is usually not the stock you think of when you're looking for an "A"-rated stock that can ride out market storms.The company's shoes hit the scene in the early 2000s, and these spongy, nearly indestructible plastic shoes were a novelty hit. They were interesting looking, relatively cheap, comfortable and tough. Plus they were very light.They were the kind of thing you feel guilty about having because they're so odd, yet they feel great.After the initial fad wore off, it was hard to see how the company was going to keep customers -- the shoe business is very competitive and things roll in and out of fashion constantly. And shoes with such a low price point don't usually find a dedicated audience.But Crocs did. Kids that got them when they were little now wear them as adults. And the adults that wore them initially, well, they have kept on wearing them. The brand has stuck -- and it's gone global.With new styles and accessories, CROX stock has found a way to stay relevant and Crocs are hip again, around the world. The stock is up 57% in the past year and has plenty of room to grow. Casella Waste Systems (CWST)Source: Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock.com Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) started in Vermont in 1975 with two brothers and a single truck. Now, it's a publicly traded company with a $2.1 billion market cap and it has operations across New England and upstate New York.Recently, China and other parts of Asia have stopped taking U.S. recycling because they're generating so much of their own that they can't process it all. This has led to many waste companies in the U.S. having to revamp recycling management. Many small companies have gone out of business because they can't process the waste.CWST is a vertically integrated firm, so it has its own facilities to manage some of it.And well-run waste companies are always targets for national waste companies as merger possibilities, which is even more the case today as weaker firms have already lost market share or gone out of business. * 10 Best Cloud Growth Stocks Right Now CWST stock is up 49% in the past year because of the challenges in the waste management sector. And the problem is only going to get bigger. That's a lot of opportunity for this regional player. I like to find niche opportunities like this wherever I can. A truly unbeatable business model will, sooner or later, show up in my list of Bulletproof Stocks. Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL)Source: Shutterstock Kinsale Capital Group (NASDAQ:KNSL) is a niche insurer that specializes in excess and surplus lines of insurance. These are properties that can't be insured through regular lines because they fall outside normal rating guidelines.For example, mobile homes or mobile home parks. Or a refinery or oil tanker. It may be niche, but the possibilities are broad.KNSL has been doing this for about 10 years now. And over those 10 years, the stock is up 470%, in a reasonably up-trended line. That's an average gain of 47% annually.The fact that it's located in Richmond, Virginia -- the headquarters for Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), one of the largest utilities on the East Coast -- is likely no coincidence. Solar and wind farms, pipelines and power stations would all be E&S properties. That's a good client to have. CareTrust REIT (CTRE)Source: Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock.com CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) is in an ideal spot on two counts.First, it's a real estate investment trust. This market is perfect for good REITs. Low interest rates mean it can refinance properties and get lower rates. It can also expand its portfolio at lower costs.Second, it's in the healthcare sector. This is a huge long-term trend as the U.S. population begins to age. It specializes in assisted living, memory care and assisted and skilled nursing care facilities.What's more, since it's a REIT, its tax structure mandates that it pay out net profits to shareholders, which it does in the form of a dividend. * 10 Great Biotech Stocks to Buy in Q4 CTRE stock is up 35% in the past year and it still delivers a nearly 3.8% dividend. This is a great total return play for investors that want a long-term growth stock that will pay them regularly as it grows. If you'd like to hear more about how I identify the best investments in this particularly attractive group of stocks, click here for my full briefing. Enphase Energy (ENPH)Source: IgorGolovniov / Shutterstock.com Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) has had quite the tumultuous time. It's in the solar power market and it makes microinverters.The power that is generated off a solar panel is direct current, or DC power. A house or business is wired for alternating current (AC), which is delivered by the local utility.That means the solar power needs to be converted -- or inverted -- into AC from DC. And that is the device that ENPH makes. It takes the energy generated off a home solar network and converts it for use. And the excess, if the utility cooperates, can then be uploaded onto the grid, further lowering the homeowners' electricity costs and allowing the utility to sell power generated outside its power stations.Consistent renewable energy policy in the U.S. has been a rare thing over the past couple decades, and that means ENPH has suffered from inconsistency. But the technology has improved and solar is now cheaper and more efficient than it used to be. That has allowed the company to gain increasing popularity as utility infrastructure ages and becomes less consistent.ENPH stock is now in a boom cycle, up more than 440% in the past year. It may not do this every year, but it has a long growth path ahead. American State Water Company (AWR)Source: Shutterstock American State Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has been around since the Great Depression. And as a California-based water utility, it has seen its share of ups and downs over the years.When you manage water for a state that's the fifth-largest economy in the world (ahead of the United Kingdom) and much of that wealth comes from water-dependent agriculture, you have to be pretty good at what you do.Water is blue gold. At Growth Investor, we always have a healthy weighting in water and other high-quality utilities. AWR has more than 260,000 customers across the state and also operates a small electric utility operation in and around San Bernardino County. * 7 Important IPO Stocks to Watch for the Long Run But one of the best aspects of its business is it has 50-year contracts with the U.S. military to manage water supplies on military bases around the U.S. That means AWR has a great customer that is locked in for decades.AWR stock is up 48% in the past 12 months and delivers a 1.3% dividend. That growth may slow a bit, but this is a rock-solid company with proven staying power. MFA Financial (MFA)Source: Shutterstock MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) is in a unique subset of the REIT sector. It doesn't own any properties -- it buys and trades mortgage-backed securities, home loans and non-mortgage backed securities.And this is the ideal market to be in this business.When rates are this low -- and are likely headed lower -- and with no inflation in sight, it's a great time for businesses and individuals to refinance their higher interest rate debts. And MFA is part of that action.What's more, since it's structured as a REIT, it means investors get a dividend from its operations. In this case, the dividend is a whopping 10.6%.Granted, the stock price isn't setting any records, up about 4% for the past year. But if you're looking for some solid income, MFA is certainly worth considering. Plus, if the real estate market turns, MFA isn't sitting on any properties. It can pivot because it's nimble. A Common Thread Among These Top-Rated StocksYou'll notice that many of these stocks paid great dividends. There's a reason for that.These days, the global bond market is just going haywire: We've got falling and even negative yields overseas. But as investors retreat to U.S. Treasurys it's causing bizarre effects here, too. Just look at what happened this summer, when the two-year Treasury actually began to yield MORE than the 10-year Treasury.And even the 30-year Treasury can't be relied upon for good yield anymore. In August, its yield dropped below 2% for the first time ever.So -- whether you're managing big institutional cash, or your own portfolio -- you'll also want to look at the group I sometimes call the Money Magnets.Not only did these stocks earn an "A" in my Portfolio Grader tool, thanks to strong buying pressure and great fundamentals …The stocks also earn an "A" in my Dividend Grader tool. These stocks are able to pay great yields -- and have the strong business model to back it up.All in all, I've got 27 strong dividend growth stocks for you now, and one more coming, in Growth Investor … almost all of which yield more than the S&P 500. These stocks are poised to do well as we continue to see international capital flow to the U.S. markets. Click here to see how I found these stocks, and how you can get great performance out of YOUR portfolio -- come what may.Louis Navellier had an unconventional start, as a grad student who accidentally built a market-beating stock system -- with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the "Master Key" to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul * Don't Give Up on These 4 Cannabis Stocks The post 7 'A'-Rated Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 appeared first on InvestorPlace.
HANOVER, N.H., Oct. 02, 2019 -- CTBH Partners LLC (“CTBH”) is pleased to announce the closing of $11.0 million tax-exempt solid waste industrial revenue bonds for its client,.
It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. The flip side of that is that...
Moody's Investors Service said Casella Waste Systems, Inc.'s (Casella) plan to remarket $11 million senior unsecured Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds Series 2013 (guaranteed by Casella and all of its operating subsidiaries) does not affect the ratings on any Casella debt, including the B2 senior unsecured rating. For further information, please see www.moodys.com.
RUTLAND, Vt., Sept. 25, 2019 -- Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (“Casella”) (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, has priced.
RUTLAND, Vt., Sept. 11, 2019 -- Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (“Casella”) (NASDAQ:CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, today.
“We are very excited to receive this important permit expansion at our WasteUSA landfill,” said John W. Casella, chairman and chief executive officer of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. “Over the last 25 years, the WasteUSA landfill has been an important element of our integrated resource management infrastructure in Vermont, which also includes recycling, organics, and collection services. Our investment in this comprehensive infrastructure has helped our customers in Vermont take a balanced approach to sustainability.
Anyone researching Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) might want to consider the historical volatility of the...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up around 14% year to date, which isn't too shabby given what's happening outside U.S. borders.Adding to this bit of sunshine is the fact the Federal Reserve's Beige Book came out yesterday and also said the U.S. economy is doing all right. That was reinforced by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell saying the same thing.It seems that the U.S. is holding the weak economic conditions affecting most other industrialized nations at bay -- for now.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOne of the best things about this is it means foreign funds flood into the U.S. markets -- whether stocks or bonds -- for safety. That helps keeps the market going and also helps keeps business values rising. Much of this cash is going to a group I call the Money Magnets, which is predominantly U.S. at this point. * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market The 7 industrial stocks to buy now featured below are all A-rated stocks that are focused on the U.S. economy. They each have their own unique stories but they all offer real opportunities now and in the future. Casella Waste (CWST)Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) started in Vermont in the mid-1970s, and has grown across the Northeast. From 2 brothers in a pickup truck to a full-service waste company that has a market cap of $2 billion, CWST has done a great job managing growth and building its operations.And now with China and other Asian nations not accepting U.S. recycling, the waste companies have become even more important to the U.S. economy. What's more, CWST is a perfect sized takeover target for one of the big, national waste companies, which would likely mean a sale at a big premium.CWST stock is up nearly 70% year to date and 50% over the past year, which shows that the waste sector, which usually isn't that dynamic, is in the midst of evolution. TopBuild (BLD)TopBuild Corp (NYSE:BLD) was spun off by parent Masco (NYSE:MAS) in 2015. MAS is one of the nation's leading builders of products for the home improvement and new home construction market.BLD focuses on installing insulation and distributing insulation and building materials to new home construction sites across the U.S. It has a 40% share of products for new housing starts and installs and distributes insulation from over 275 branches.Given the drop in U.S. interest rates in 2019 and the relative health of the U.S. consumer, this has been an ideal time for builders to build. And that's certainly reflected in BLD stock's price -- it's gained 107% year to date and is up 48% in the past 12 months. What's more, the stock's trailing PE is still below 19. * Dorian's Impact on the Markets As long as the economy stays on track, BLD has plenty of growth left. Housing is certainly a hot opportunity I have my eye on at Growth Investor. Exponent (EXPO)Exponent (NASDAQ:EXPO) is another quiet company that has been around doing its work and growing well since 1989.In the past 3 years the stock is up nearly 180%, which is a pretty nice clip for a company that focuses on engineering, scientific, environmental and health consulting services for corporations, insurance carriers, governments and the like.It built its reputation on investigating accidents and failures to determine their causes, but now is increasingly involved in dealing with regulatory, health and environmental issues as well.EXPO stock is up nearly 40% year to date and 32% in the past 12 months. As companies expand their footprint, so will EXPO. Tetra Tech (TTEK)Tetra Tech Inc (NASDAQ: TTEK) is another consulting and engineering firm that focuses on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management and international development services.Global operations may be a hindrance here since most global economies are slowing, and a strong U.S. dollar means that revenues received from overseas projects are worth less when converted back into dollars.But that doesn't mean TTEK doesn't have a solid book of business in North America. It has a long reputation of working in both Canada and the U.S. on large private and government projects.Its unique focus on disaster recovery as well as sustainable building and infrastructure management makes it a perfect fit for companies' newest challenges. * 7 Deeply Discounted Energy Stocks to Buy TTEK stock is up 58% year to date and 17% in the past 12 months. That's the kind of momentum that contributes to a top grade from me, and I've got more where that came from. Mastec (MTZ)Mastec (NYSE:MTZ) has been around for 90 years and yet it hardly ever pops up on the radar of most investors, much less many citizens.But in the industries it's involved in, it's a well-known company that has been at the heart of U.S. infrastructure for those 9 decades. And bear in mind, when a company that works in the infrastructure business has managed to survive and grow during good times and bad, that makes for a reassuring track record of accomplishment.Infrastructure is a key theme for me at Growth Investor, and a strong business in this arena can really shine, which is one reason that certain pipeline companies have held up well, for example, despite this being a tough time for energy. And from mobile towers as well as oil and gas pipelines, to power generation to industrial projects like bridges and roads, MTZ continues to be a major force.Up 57% year to date and 55% in the past 12 months, MTZ will be a player in U.S. expansion moving forward. Pembina Pipeline (PBA)Speaking of pipelines, Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE: PBA) is an energy pipeline company that has most of its operations in the heart of Canada's energy patch in Alberta and Saskatchewan.But its reach also takes its oil and gas products to the U.S. and helps move energy from the Bakken Shale -- which covers parts of Canada, Montana and North Dakota -- into the U.S. It even operates a pipeline that delivers energy into Chicago.The point is, PBA is part of the shale revolution and Canada hasn't really even tapped its reserves yet. PBA got its start moving oil sands output to market. And that's a tough job. Regular oil and gas is simple stuff comparatively speaking.Also, as a midstream player, it makes its money off demand rather than the price of energy. With Iranian oil offline, demand is growing for alternative sources and PBA is a beneficiary. * 10 Stocks to Buy to Ride China's Emerging Wealth Up nearly 25% year to date and 11% in the last year, PBA also has a very nice 4.9% dividend. There's a reason investors large and small like income plays: the payouts help smooth over the rough patches for a portfolio. It's a key component of the stock-picking strategy behind my Money Magnets list. Waste Management (WM)Waste Management Inc (NYSE:WM) is the nation's largest environmental services provider, or in layman's terms, the largest waste disposal company in the U.S.It formally started in 1968 and since then, has expanded its services across the nation and beyond. Its roots go back even further, to a Dutch immigrant who started with a wagon in Chicago in 1893, hauling trash from neighborhoods for a small fee.It not only manages all aspects of commercial and consumer waste but also runs many of the disposal and recycling sites. It even has some landfills where it generates electricity from the off-gassing of the landfills.Its size makes it a formidable competitor in the markets it enters and now that Asia is not taking a significant amount of U.S. recycling, it runs many of the facilities that other companies use to dispose of their waste.The stock is up 35% year to date and 30% in the past year. It also has a very solid 1.7% dividend. This business is about as reliable and necessary as they come. If You Like These Stocks, Don't Wait AroundBesides seeking dividends, there's another strategy that Wall Street money managers like to employ, and it's called "window dressing." As the end of a quarter looms, these guys become eager to juice their performance stats, and an easy way to do that is to buy high-performing stocks for the bragging rights.This, of course, creates momentum for already strong stocks to become even stronger! And if you are a growth investor, then riding a wave of positive momentum is the name of the game.We're heading right into prime "window dressing" time, as we just entered September, the last month of the third quarter. To ride this wave higher, you'll want to get positioned by, say, September 16.You won't want to let the clock run out on this. After September 16, the next buying window won't really open until next earnings season.And if you want to play this with today's top dividend growth stocks, you've really got to own what I call the Money Magnets.Click here for all 3 steps you should take right now and learn more about this phenomenon.Louis Navellier had an unconventional start, as a grad student who accidentally built a market-beating stock system -- with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the "Master Key" to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Deeply Discounted Energy Stocks to Buy * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market * 10 Stocks to Buy to Ride China's Emerging Wealth The post 7 Industrial Stocks to Buy for a Strong U.S. Economy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (CWST), a regional vertically integrated solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of solid waste hauling and transfer assets in Albany, NY and Cheshire, MA from select subsidiaries of Republic Services, Inc.
RUTLAND, Vt., Aug. 30, 2019 -- Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling, and resource management services company, announced today that the.
President & COO of Casella Waste Systems Inc (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Edwin D Johnson (insider trades) sold 68,401 shares of CWST on 08/22/2019 at an average price of $46.04 a share. Continue reading...
John Casella became the CEO of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) in 1993. First, this article will compare CEO...
Senior Vice President & CFO of Casella Waste Systems Inc (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Edmond Coletta (insider trades) sold 21,011 shares of CWST on 08/08/2019 at an average price of $47.12 a share. Continue reading...
Casella (CWST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 8.00% and 1.79%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
The Company raises its revenue, net income and Adjusted EBITDA* guidance ranges and reaffirms its net cash provided by operations and Normalized Free Cash Flow* guidance ranges.
On Thursday, August 1, Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ: CWST ) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's report can help you figure out the ins and outs of the earnings release. Earnings and Revenue ...
Casella (CWST) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Astec (ASTE) remains well poised in the long term backed by the global population growth, increased urbanization and the need to repair the ageing infrastructure.