Bahl & Gaynor Has Lowered Its Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) Position; Republic Services (RSG) Has 0.87 Sentiment

June 17, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Republic Services Inc (RSG) investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. It’s down -0.06, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. The ratio dived, as 212 investment managers increased or opened new stock positions, while 244 decreased and sold their equity positions in Republic Services Inc. The investment managers in our database now possess: 191.63 million shares, down from 195.12 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment managers holding Republic Services Inc in top ten stock positions decreased from 14 to 13 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 41 Reduced: 203 Increased: 149 New Position: 63.

Bahl & Gaynor Inc decreased Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) stake by 4.91% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Bahl & Gaynor Inc sold 9,647 shares as Healthcare Services Group (HCSG)’s stock declined 23.31%. The Bahl & Gaynor Inc holds 186,729 shares with $8.12M value, down from 196,376 last quarter. Healthcare Services Group now has $3.08B valuation. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $41.8. About 826,100 shares traded. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has declined 21.87% since June 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.44% the S&P500. Some Historical HCSG News: ; 16/04/2018 – Healthcare Services: Expects Corresponding Expense to Unfavorably Impact 1Q EPS by 36c-38c/Share; 17/04/2018 – HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP INC HCSG.O QUARTERLY REVENUE $501.8 MLN VS $404.5 MLN; 19/04/2018 – DJ Healthcare Services Group Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (HCSG); 16/04/2018 – HEALTHCARE SERVICES SEES EXPENSE OF 36C-38C/SHR IN 1Q; 23/04/2018 – Healthcare Services Presenting at UBS Conference May 23; 22/05/2018 – Healthcare Services Presenting at UBS Conference Tomorrow; 17/04/2018 – HEALTHCARE SERVICES 1Q REV. $501.8M, EST. $505.2M; 10/05/2018 – Healthcare Services Presenting at Conference Jun 5; 17/04/2018 – Healthcare Services 1Q Rev $501.8M; 17/04/2018 – HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP INC HCSG.O QUARTERLY SHR $0.00

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, disposal, and energy services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential clients in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company has market cap of $22.91 billion. The companyÂ’s collection services include curbside collection of waste; supply of waste containers; and renting of compactors. It has a 17.69 P/E ratio. It is also involved in the processing and sale of old corrugated cardboard, old newspapers, aluminum, glass, and other materials; and provision of landfill services.

Ratings analysis reveals 25% of Republic Services’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Republic Services, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $52.0 while the high is $64.0. The stock’s average target of $57.75 is -17.35% below today’s ($69.87) share price. RSG was included in 4 notes of analysts from August 26, 2016. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 26 by Macquarie Research. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $64.0 target in Monday, February 13 report. As per Tuesday, November 1, the company rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs. Wedbush maintained Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) on Tuesday, February 21 with “Neutral” rating.

Another recent and important Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Republic Services: One Man’s Waste Disposal Service Is Another Man’s Next Stock Purchase” on May 29, 2018.

The stock increased 0.92% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $69.87. About 2.20M shares traded or 44.46% up from the average. Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) has risen 7.75% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.82% the S&P500. Some Historical RSG News: ; 18/04/2018 – This Earth Day, Take #1MORE Step to Being a Better Recycler; 02/05/2018 – Republic Services 1Q Rev $2.43B; 02/05/2018 – REPUBLIC SERVICES 1Q ADJ EPS 74C, EST. 68C; 02/04/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Republic Services – 04/02/2018 05:07 PM; 26/03/2018 – The City Of Maywood Files Lawsuit Against Its Contracted Waste Hauler Consolidated Disposal Service, LLC And Republic Services, Inc; 07/05/2018 – MOODY’S UPGRADES REPUBLIC SERVICES’ SR UNSECURED RATING TO; 21/04/2018 – DJ Republic Services Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (RSG); 20/04/2018 – Republic Services Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average; 26/03/2018 – The City Of Maywood Files Lawsuit Against Its Contracted Waste Hauler Consolidated Disposal Service, LLC And Republic Services,; 02/05/2018 – REPUBLIC SERVICES 1Q REV. $2.43B, EST. $2.42B

Corbyn Investment Management Inc Md holds 8.58% of its portfolio in Republic Services, Inc. for 378,734 shares. Partners Group Holding Ag owns 672,581 shares or 5.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, General American Investors Co Inc has 4.95% invested in the company for 787,800 shares. The Connecticut-based Sasco Capital Inc Ct has invested 4.2% in the stock. Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc, a Indiana-based fund reported 518,366 shares.

Analysts await Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.79 earnings per share, up 29.51% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.61 per share. RSG’s profit will be $259.06 million for 22.11 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual earnings per share reported by Republic Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.76% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $3.02 million activity.

Another recent and important Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Premarket analyst action – healthcare” on June 12, 2018.

Since March 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $281,597 activity. The insider Ottaviano Dino D sold $67,725. MOSS ROBERT J also sold $124,872 worth of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) shares.

Analysts await Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) to report earnings on July, 10. They expect $0.39 EPS, up 30.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.3 per share. HCSG’s profit will be $28.75M for 26.79 P/E if the $0.39 EPS becomes a reality.

Investors sentiment is 1.26 in Q1 2018. Its the same as in 2017Q4. It is without change, as 32 investors sold HCSG shares while 85 reduced holdings. only 62 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 67.77 million shares or 1.61% less from 68.88 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag accumulated 0.01% or 267,222 shares. 13,693 are owned by Company Fincl Bank. Bankshares Of Montreal Can, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 10,772 shares. Moreover, Td Asset Management Incorporated has 0% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 12,143 shares. Susquehanna Group Llp holds 0% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 35,637 shares. Etrade Cap Limited Liability reported 7,008 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas holds 16,217 shares. Blair William Il reported 0.06% stake. 156,131 are owned by Tiverton Asset Ltd. The California-based Franklin Resources Incorporated has invested 0% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability has 0.06% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 23,789 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt has 19,866 shares. Hrt Fincl Limited Liability has 0.69% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 33,200 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reported 19,400 shares. 6,288 were accumulated by Bb&T Corp.

Bahl & Gaynor Inc increased Csg Systems International (NASDAQ:CSGS) stake by 18,247 shares to 50,317 valued at $2.28 million in 2018Q1. It also upped Bank Of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) stake by 297,919 shares and now owns 317,680 shares. Cdw Corp. (NASDAQ:CDW) was raised too.

Among 6 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Healthcare Services had 21 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Wednesday, July 12. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) rating on Wednesday, October 14. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $39 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 6 by William Blair. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $52.0 target in Monday, October 2 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 28. On Wednesday, July 12 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, February 7 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 17 report. Jefferies maintained Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Monday, June 5 with “Hold” rating.

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