Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its stake in Advanced Disposal Services Inc (NYSE:ADSW) by 33.3% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,545,856 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 386,571 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. owned 1.75% of Advanced Disposal Services worth $37,008,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of ADSW. Magnetar Financial LLC purchased a new position in Advanced Disposal Services during the 3rd quarter valued at about $439,000. Three Peaks Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Advanced Disposal Services by 13.1% during the 4th quarter. Three Peaks Capital Management LLC now owns 521,920 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,495,000 after acquiring an additional 60,350 shares during the period. Retirement Systems of Alabama lifted its position in Advanced Disposal Services by 8.8% during the 4th quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 112,925 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,703,000 after acquiring an additional 9,125 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its position in Advanced Disposal Services by 39.8% during the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 93,116 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,347,000 after acquiring an additional 26,533 shares during the period. Finally, American International Group Inc. lifted its position in Advanced Disposal Services by 85.1% during the 3rd quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 28,666 shares of the company’s stock valued at $722,000 after acquiring an additional 13,182 shares during the period.

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A number of brokerages recently issued reports on ADSW. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $26.00 price target (down from $27.00) on shares of Advanced Disposal Services in a research report on Monday, February 26th. UBS reissued a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price target (down from $29.00) on shares of Advanced Disposal Services in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. KeyCorp began coverage on shares of Advanced Disposal Services in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “sector weight” rating for the company. Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $26.00 to $28.00 in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Advanced Disposal Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Advanced Disposal Services currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $26.50.

Shares of Advanced Disposal Services stock opened at $22.35 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $1,971.08, a PE ratio of 45.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.13, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a current ratio of 0.66. Advanced Disposal Services Inc has a 12 month low of $20.94 and a 12 month high of $25.71.

Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE:ADSW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $384.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $374.30 million. Advanced Disposal Services had a net margin of 2.54% and a return on equity of 5.03%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.20 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Advanced Disposal Services Inc will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Ernest J. Mrozek acquired 1,500 shares of Advanced Disposal Services stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $22.63 per share, for a total transaction of $33,945.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 5,263 shares in the company, valued at $119,101.69. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven R. Carn sold 18,666 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.05, for a total transaction of $448,917.30. Following the sale, the insider now owns 120,405 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,895,740.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 55,998 shares of company stock valued at $1,297,287. 1.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Advanced Disposal Services

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc is an integrated provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services operating primarily in secondary markets or under exclusive arrangements. The Company’s segments include South, East, Midwest and Corporate. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had its presence in 16 states across the Midwest, South and East regions of the United States, as well as in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, served approximately 2.7 million residential customers and over 200,000 commercial and industrial (C&I) customers through its network of 90 collection operations, 72 transfer stations, 21 owned or operated recycling facilities and 39 owned or operated active landfills.

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