ADSW stock: buy or sell?

ADSW stock price: $32.46 0.03% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020


Advanced Disposal Services shares remained steady 0.03% to $32.46 yesterday. On March 18th ADSW plummed a frightening -5.94%.

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services in the Southeast, Midwest, and Eastern regions of the United States; and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Should I buy ADSW stock?

You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. At, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Advanced Disposal Services stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Advanced Disposal Services stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for ADSW stock for the last month.

ADSW stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Advanced Disposal Services remained steady a tight 0.03% and closed at $32.46.

Advanced Disposal Services closed yesterday at $32.46 and remained constant a tight 0.03%. For the last 11 days when ADSW stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-0.34 per share (-1.04%). On Feb 24th, ADSW hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $33.08 recorded on Feb/21. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

ADSW stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Advanced Disposal Services rose a remarkable 3.71% this week.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Advanced Disposal Services marked late February. Since last week, when ADSW stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-0.28 per share (-0.86%). Trading stocks that are under the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support. Since mid April 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, ADSW price gained $5.32 per share (19.60%).

ADSW stock chart (weekly)

ADSW stock price history

ADSW stock went public on October 6th, 2016 with a price of $20.501. Since then, ADSW stock surged a 58.30%, with a yearly average of 19.40%. If you had invested $1,000 in ADSW stock in 2016, it would worth $583.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

ADSW stock historical price chart

ADSW stock reached all-time highs on February/24 with a price of $33.15.

ADSW stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not detected any price target for Advanced Disposal Services stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, Advanced Disposal Services presented its financial report, aligned with analysts' consensus and published a $0.13 Earnings per Share. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
ADSW earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a good gain of 3.36% to $1,558.20 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) depreciated a -1.94% to 0.60%.

ADSW annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$1,320 M-$-95.30 M-7.2%-
2014$1,403 M6.29%$-17.10 M-1.2%-82.06%
2015$1,396 M-0.47%$-33.60 M-2.4%96.49%
2016$1,405 M0.59%$-30.40 M-2.2%-9.52%
2017$1,508 M7.33%$38 M2.5%-225.99%
2018$1,558 M3.36%$9.40 M0.6%-75.46%

Quarterly financial results

Advanced Disposal Services reported $394.80 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -1.45% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $2.50 million with a profit margin of 0.63%. Profit margin inched a 1.86% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -1.22%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Advanced Disposal Services sales marked a tiny growth and stepped up a 2.71%.
ADSW quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$383 M-$-0.20 M-0.1%-
2017-Q3$393 M2.51%$3.50 M0.9%-1,850.00%
2017-Q4$384 M-2.11%$42.00 M10.9%1,100.00%
2018-Q1$365 M-5.12%$2.10 M0.6%-95.00%
2018-Q2$398 M9.16%$9.70 M2.4%361.90%
2018-Q3$401 M0.63%$-4.90 M-1.2%-150.52%
2018-Q4$395 M-1.45%$2.50 M0.6%-151.02%
2019-Q1$384 M-2.74%$-6.00 M-1.6%-340.00%

Advanced Disposal Services ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Advanced Disposal Services, 0.42% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for ADSW stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Advanced Disposal Services:

Market cap$2.9 B
Total shares89.9 M
Float shares84.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)113.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

ADSW summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Day range$32.14 - $32.58
Previous close$32.45
Session gain0.03%
Average true range$1.05
50d mov avg$32.76
100d mov avg$32.82
200d mov avg$32.64
Daily patternlt02a
Weekly pattern

Advanced Disposal Services performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Advanced Disposal Services against in the following table:
ADSWAdvanced Disposal...-1.34%-0.34%15.93%

Advanced Disposal Services competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Advanced Disposal Services competitor. This doesn't mean Advanced Disposal Services does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.