Atlanta Capital Management Co Has Lowered Its Bio Rad Labs (BIO) Holding; Casella Waste Systems Class A (CWST) Sellers Decreased By 7.56% Their Shorts

January 14, 2018 - By Jacob Smith

Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc decreased Bio Rad Labs Inc (BIO) stake by 4.34% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc sold 71,478 shares as Bio Rad Labs Inc (BIO)’s stock rose 13.43%. The Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc holds 1.58M shares with $350.16 million value, down from 1.65 million last quarter. Bio Rad Labs Inc now has $7.43B valuation. The stock decreased 1.13% or $2.84 during the last trading session, reaching $248.37. About 176,339 shares traded. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO) has risen 53.78% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.08% the S&P500.

Casella Waste Systems Incorporated Class A (NASDAQ:CWST) had a decrease of 7.56% in short interest. CWST’s SI was 313,100 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 7.56% from 338,700 shares previously. With 218,900 avg volume, 1 days are for Casella Waste Systems Incorporated Class A (NASDAQ:CWST)’s short sellers to cover CWST’s short positions. The SI to Casella Waste Systems Incorporated Class A’s float is 0.93%. The stock increased 1.06% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $23.75. About 143,450 shares traded. Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) has risen 99.42% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 82.72% the S&P500.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $3.28 million activity. 20,000 shares were sold by HULLIGAN WILLIAM P, worth $323,000. CALLAHAN JAMES F JR also sold $315,000 worth of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) shares. BURKE MICHAEL K also sold $564,638 worth of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) on Friday, September 15. $2.08M worth of stock was sold by Johnson Edwin D on Tuesday, December 12.

Among 8 analysts covering Casella Waste Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Casella Waste Systems Inc. had 16 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, December 9 by First Analysis. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 19 by Zacks. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, July 18. The stock of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, January 26. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Wedbush maintained Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) on Monday, November 7 with “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of CWST in report on Wednesday, October 4 to “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, May 9 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, November 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Thursday, September 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.33, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 22 investors sold Casella Waste Systems, Inc. shares while 38 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 32.45 million shares or 1.47% more from 31.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Voya Inv Mngmt Limited Company holds 0% or 16,725 shares in its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). Cornerstone Management Hldgs Limited Liability Corporation reported 0% of its portfolio in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). Pnc Fincl Service Gru holds 0% of its portfolio in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) for 4,349 shares. Macquarie Group Limited reported 1.55M shares. Driehaus Capital Management Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.22% of its portfolio in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). Moreover, Renaissance Techs Limited Company has 0.06% invested in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). Monarch Prtn Asset Llc owns 267,893 shares. American International Grp Incorporated stated it has 26,233 shares. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 46,642 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Comml Bank Of Nova Scotia has 0% invested in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). Morgan Stanley owns 224,575 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0% in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). Asset Management One Co has invested 0.01% in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST). Iowa-based Dubuque National Bank & Trust Communication has invested 0% in Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST).

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically-integrated solid waste services firm in the northeastern United States. The company has market cap of $998.54 million. The firm operates through Eastern Region, Western Region, Recycling, and Other divisions. It currently has negative earnings. It offers resource management services primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers.

Among 4 analysts covering Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Bio-Rad Laboratories had 16 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, April 28. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 12 by Jefferies. The stock of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, July 13. The rating was initiated by CL King on Thursday, October 13 with “Buy”. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 7 report. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Jefferies. The stock of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, June 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, June 8.

Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc increased Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT) stake by 7,115 shares to 75,436 valued at $5.87 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) stake by 49,737 shares and now owns 9.98 million shares. Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE:ADS) was raised too.

Analysts await Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $1.27 earnings per share, up 1.60% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.25 per share. BIO’s profit will be $37.98M for 48.89 P/E if the $1.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 39.56% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.46, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 28 investors sold BIO shares while 102 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 18.51 million shares or 2.53% more from 18.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pacad Invest Limited stated it has 1,100 shares. State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 13,700 shares. Glenmede Trust Communication Na invested 0% in Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO). Minnesota-based Us National Bank & Trust De has invested 0% in Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO). Clinton accumulated 0.24% or 9,787 shares. Schroder Mgmt Group Inc stated it has 0.01% in Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO). Hong Kong-based Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited has invested 0.03% in Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO). Tikvah Mngmt Limited Co holds 13% or 138,007 shares in its portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 3,637 shares. First Manhattan Commerce reported 599 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement holds 0.02% or 60,557 shares. Next Fincl Group Inc Inc holds 0% or 4 shares in its portfolio. 245,948 are held by Manufacturers Life Insurance The. Polar Asset Mgmt Prtn reported 97,195 shares stake. World Asset Mgmt invested 0.01% in Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO).

Since August 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $1.67 million activity. Crowley Michael also sold $151,136 worth of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:BIO) on Friday, August 11. Shares for $275,390 were sold by Hall Shannon. 4,980 shares were sold by TSINGOS CHRISTINE A, worth $1.24M on Thursday, December 14.

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