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) pushed the Materials & Construction industry higher today making it today's featured materials & construction winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, Republic Services rose $0.36 (1.1%) to $34.76 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,499,304 shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,783,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $34.43-$34.80 after having opened the day at $34.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.40. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were:
), up 5.8%,
), up 3.7%,
), up 3.0% and
), up 2.6%.
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Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Republic Services has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
- You can view the full Republic Services Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
), down 8.2%,
), down 6.1%,
), down 5.5% and
), down 5.5% , were all laggards within the materials & construction industry with
) being today's materials & construction industry laggard.
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