Why Casella Waste Systems (CWST) Stock Is Falling In After-Hours Trading Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Casella Waste Systems (CWST) shares are down -0.4% to $5.28 in after-hours trading today following the release of the company's fourth quarter earnings results.

The waste and recycling firm reported revenue of $118.9 million, a 9.4% increase over the previous year, which beat analysts $112.5 million estimates.

The company also reported a net loss per common share of $11.8 million, or -30 cents per diluted share, well below analysts estimates of an -18 cent per share loss.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates CASELLA WASTE SYS INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate CASELLA WASTE SYS INC (CWST) a SELL. This is driven by some concerns, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins."

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