ADSW stock: buy or sell?

ADSW stock price: $32.99 0.09% At close on January 24th, 2020

Updated on:
January 24th, 2020


Advanced Disposal Services shares stayed steady 0.09% on January 24th and touched a new all time high at $33.01. Counting Jan/24, it's been 3 green sessions in a row, soaring $0.06 or 0.18%.

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?

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Currently, 2 buy setups match with Advanced Disposal Services stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Advanced Disposal Services stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. At, we detected 6 ratings published for ADSW stock in the last month.

Is ADSW a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-31Stifel NicolausBuyHold
2019-5-17Credit Suisse GroupOutperformNeutral
2019-5-17Credit Suisse GroupOutperformNeutral
2019-4-4UBS GroupBuyBuy
2019-4-23Deutsche BankBuyHold
2019-2-19Bank of AmericaNeutralUnderperform

ADSW stock analysis

Daily outlook

After reaching all time highs on January 24th, Advanced Disposal Services stayed stable 0.09% to $32.99.

Advanced Disposal Services closed on January 24th at $32.99 after marking a new all time high ($33.01) and stayed stable a tight 0.09%. On Dec 16th ADSW price bounced up over the SMA of 50 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

ADSW stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Advanced Disposal Services shares topped new all time highs again this week, setting highs to $33.01. Shares closed at $32.99 and remained steady 0.15% during the week.

Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up late January 2019, ADSW climbed $8.11 (32.60%).

ADSW stock chart (weekly)

ADSW stock price history

ADSW IPO was on October 6th, 2016 at $20.50 per share1. Since then, ADSW stock surged a 60.90%, with an average of 20.30% per year. If you had invested right after ADSW's IPO a $1,000 in ADSW stock in 2016, it would worth $609.00 today.

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

ADSW stock historical price chart

ADSW stock reached all-time highs on Jan/24 with a price of $33.01.

ADSW stock price target is $31.50

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we found 4 price predictions for Advanced Disposal Services stock:
ADSW stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-5-17Credit Suisse GroupReiterates$29.00$33.0013.8%
2019-5-17Credit Suisse GroupDowngrades$29.00$33.0013.8%
2019-4-4UBS GroupRaises Target$30.00$33.0010%
2019-2-19Bank of AmericaDowngradesn/a$27.00-
(in average)$29.30$31.508.0%
The price forecast for Advanced Disposal Services stock is $31.50, moving in a range between $33.00 and $27.00. In average, analysts' outlook on ADSW price forecast is positive, increasing the target by a 8.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Advanced Disposal Services presented its financial report, close to analysts' consensus and published a $0.13 Earnings per Share. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
ADSW earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a fine increase of 3.36% to $1,558.20 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nevertheless, 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 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -1.45% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $2.50 million with a profit margin of 0.63%. Profit margin stepped up a 1.86% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -1.22%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Advanced Disposal Services sales marked a slightly good growth and grew 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 shares of a company, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.

Advanced Disposal Services shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.38% of all shares.

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 shares89.4 M
Float shares89.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)110.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

ADSW summary

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Day range$32.95 - $33.01
Previous close$32.96
Session gain0.09%
Average true range$0.04
50d mov avg$32.89
100d mov avg$32.77
200d mov avg$32.46
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Advanced Disposal Services performance

To better understand Advanced Disposal Services performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For Advanced Disposal Services, the comparison is made against .
ADSWAdvanced Disposal...0.58%1.82%32.60%

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.