Covanta (NYSE:CVA) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The energy company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by ($0.05), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $500.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $485.25 million. Covanta had a negative return on equity of 1.30% and a net margin of 14.71%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.09 EPS.

NYSE CVA opened at $16.51 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.87. The stock has a market cap of $2.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -44.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 19.97 and a beta of 1.32. Covanta has a one year low of $12.92 and a one year high of $18.05.

In other Covanta news, EVP Castro Michael Joseph De bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 28th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $13.36 per share, with a total value of $133,600.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 78,008 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,042,186.88. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Matthew Mulcahy sold 13,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total transaction of $214,890.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 88,094 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,456,193.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 10.90% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CVA. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in Covanta by 2.2% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 961,401 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $15,623,000 after purchasing an additional 20,873 shares during the period. Coastline Trust Co increased its position in Covanta by 23.5% during the 3rd quarter. Coastline Trust Co now owns 77,525 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,260,000 after purchasing an additional 14,735 shares during the period. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in Covanta during the 3rd quarter valued at about $400,000. First Trust Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Covanta by 32.6% in the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 539,239 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $8,763,000 after buying an additional 132,621 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Alps Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Covanta in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $640,000. 80.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

CVA has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. TheStreet raised shares of Covanta from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday. ValuEngine raised shares of Covanta from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 6th. Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of Covanta from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $16.50 to $19.00 in a research note on Monday, February 4th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price target on shares of Covanta in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, Barclays initiated coverage on shares of Covanta in a research note on Monday, January 7th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.00.

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About Covanta

Covanta Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides waste and energy services to municipal entities primarily in the United States and Canada. It owns and operates infrastructure for the conversion of waste to energy, as well as engages in related waste transport and disposal, and other renewable energy production businesses.

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