Casella Waste Systems A (CWST) Valuation Rose While Tygh Capital Management Has Cut Holding; As General Dynamics (GD) Stock Rose, Holder Stephens Has Raised Its Holding

April 17, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Tygh Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Casella Waste Systems Inc A (CWST) by 43.53% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tygh Capital Management Inc sold 167,870 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.01% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 217,782 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.01 million, down from 385,652 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tygh Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Casella Waste Systems Inc A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.04B market cap company. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $24.64. About 3,576 shares traded. Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) has risen 69.52% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.97% the S&P500.

Stephens Inc increased its stake in General Dynamics Corp (GD) by 22.12% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stephens Inc bought 4,006 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.09% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 22,114 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.50 million, up from 18,108 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stephens Inc who had been investing in General Dynamics Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $65.55 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.69% or $1.51 during the last trading session, reaching $219.91. About 25,534 shares traded. General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) has risen 19.18% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.63% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. General Dynamics Corporation had 76 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird initiated the shares of GD in report on Thursday, October 6 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, January 25 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 6 by RBC Capital Markets. On Sunday, October 8 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, March 1. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, August 31, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wolfe Research given on Thursday, October 29. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 13.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $8.28 million activity. $814,050 worth of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) shares were sold by Roualet Mark C.. The insider CASEY JOHN PATRICK sold $2.00M. The insider KEANE JOHN M sold 1,800 shares worth $389,574. 3,933 shares valued at $899,843 were sold by Johnson S. Daniel on Friday, March 9. The insider LYLES LESTER L sold 5,210 shares worth $1.15 million.

Stephens Inc, which manages about $6.58 billion and $2.67 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pitney Bowes Inc (NYSE:PBI) by 59,322 shares to 15,591 shares, valued at $174,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Index Fds (VV) by 2,646 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4,600 shares, and cut its stake in Omega Healthcare Invs Inc (NYSE:OHI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 43 investors sold GD shares while 328 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 290 raised stakes. 229.66 million shares or 10.22% less from 255.81 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Toth Fincl Advisory holds 0% or 26 shares in its portfolio. Dearborn Prtnrs Ltd Co accumulated 65,255 shares. Boston Lc reported 0.03% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Macroview Invest Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.12% of its portfolio in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 125 shares. Dowling Yahnke Ltd reported 0.21% stake. Guinness Asset Mgmt Limited holds 58,830 shares or 2.51% of its portfolio. Tower Rech Ltd (Trc) owns 0.11% invested in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 4,188 shares. Advisory Svcs Network Limited Company has 0.19% invested in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 10,648 shares. Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 7,489 shares. Gofen & Glossberg Limited Company Il has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Foster Motley Inc reported 4,796 shares. 2,062 are held by Ssi Investment Mngmt. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund owns 122,967 shares or 0.41% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Laurel Grove Cap Limited Company has 0.99% invested in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 9,390 shares. Sigma Planning Corporation holds 0.06% of its portfolio in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 3,844 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Casella Waste Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Casella Waste Systems Inc. had 18 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, January 24. The rating was downgraded by First Analysis on Friday, December 9 to “Equal-Weight”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of CWST in report on Thursday, January 4 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 19 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, August 28. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 26 by Raymond James. Wedbush maintained Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) on Monday, November 7 with “Neutral” rating.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 19 insider sales for $6.18 million activity. $76,433 worth of stock was sold by Heald Christopher on Tuesday, February 27. Shares for $118,450 were sold by Nagle Emily K on Monday, March 12. 3,108 shares were sold by SCHMITT DAVID L, worth $82,458 on Tuesday, February 27. 4,976 shares valued at $121,097 were sold by Johnson Edwin D on Friday, March 2. Shares for $279,344 were sold by Coletta Edmond. On Tuesday, March 6 the insider HULLIGAN WILLIAM P sold $480,200.

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