3. As of noon trading, Covanta Holding Corporation ( CVA) is down $0.23 (-1.2%) to $19.49 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Covanta Holding Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 825,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.41-$19.77 after having opened the day at $19.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.72. Covanta Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides waste and energy services to municipal entities primarily in North America. Covanta Holding Corporation has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Covanta Holding Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Covanta Holding Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Covanta Holding Corporation Ratings Report now. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE
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