2. As of noon trading, Republic Services ( RSG) is up $0.19 (0.54) to $35.08 on light volume Thus far, 564,569 shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.84-$35.10 after having opened the day at $34.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.89.

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 22.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Republic Services Ratings Report now.

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