Md Sass Investors Services Lowered Its Covanta Hldg (CVA) Holding; Last Week The Charles Schwab (SCHW) Analysts

January 14, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Md Sass Investors Services Inc decreased Covanta Hldg Corp (CVA) stake by 37.5% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Md Sass Investors Services Inc sold 762,291 shares as Covanta Hldg Corp (CVA)’s stock declined 11.25%. The Md Sass Investors Services Inc holds 1.27M shares with $18.87 million value, down from 2.03 million last quarter. Covanta Hldg Corp now has $2.21 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.89% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $16.95. About 687,265 shares traded. Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) has declined 13.10% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.80% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Charles Schwab had 81 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, May 27. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Compass Point given on Friday, October 16. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, July 24 by Instinet. The stock of The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 14 by SunTrust. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 18 by SunTrust. JP Morgan upgraded it to “Overweight” rating and $39.0 target in Tuesday, September 8 report. The stock of The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, March 23. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 25. On Thursday, April 7 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Suntrust Robinson on Wednesday, December 27 with “Buy”. See The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) latest ratings:

09/01/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0
08/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $59.0 Maintain
03/01/2018 Broker: JMP Securities Old Rating: Market Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
27/12/2017 Broker: Suntrust Robinson Rating: Buy Old Target: $56.00 New Target: $63.00 Maintain
26/12/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $63.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0 Maintain
14/12/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $56.0 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform New Target: $55 Initiates Coverage On
25/10/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: $46 New Target: $47 Maintain
23/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $49.0 Maintain

Analysts await Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.20 EPS, up 150.00% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.08 per share. CVA’s profit will be $26.12 million for 21.19 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by Covanta Holding Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 66.67% EPS growth.

Among 11 analysts covering Covanta (NYSE:CVA), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Covanta had 47 analyst reports since October 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 26 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, December 19. The stock of Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 6 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 20 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Thursday, October 5. Robert W. Baird maintained Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 18 by Imperial Capital. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy”. Imperial Capital maintained Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) on Thursday, October 29 with “Outperform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) on Tuesday, August 9 with “Equal-Weight” rating.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 18 sales for $48.08 million activity. $10.10 million worth of The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) was sold by SCHWAB CHARLES R. Kallsen Terri R had sold 4,267 shares worth $196,357 on Friday, October 6. 4,500 The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) shares with value of $200,255 were sold by Chandoha Marie A. Clark Bernard J. sold $3.31 million worth of stock. Murtagh Nigel J sold $361,194 worth of stock or 8,000 shares. 23,207 shares were sold by BECHTLE NANCY H, worth $998,528 on Monday, August 7.

The stock increased 2.25% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $55.39. About 7.52M shares traded or 25.25% up from the average. The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) has risen 32.11% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.41% the S&P500.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, asset management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company has market cap of $74.26 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Investor Services and Advisor Services. It has a 35.28 P/E ratio. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; and stock plan services, compliance solutions, and mutual fund clearing services, as well as engages in the off-platform sales business.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.27, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 41 investors sold The Charles Schwab Corporation shares while 299 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 275 raised stakes. 1.04 billion shares or 0.62% less from 1.05 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Axa holds 0.07% or 373,349 shares. 20,909 are owned by Zeke Capital Advsr Limited Company. Cim Investment Mangement invested in 23,699 shares. 3.42M are owned by Uss Invest Mgmt Limited. Comerica Securities Inc stated it has 20,719 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 470,000 shares. First Republic Invest holds 442,341 shares. First Interstate Bancorporation reported 678 shares. Cadinha And Co has 177,280 shares for 1.32% of their portfolio. Argent Com holds 16,523 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio. The Maryland-based Pinnacle Advisory Gru has invested 0.02% in The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW). Park National Oh stated it has 0.25% of its portfolio in The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW). Schroder Mgmt Gp reported 0.01% stake. Parametric Associates Limited Company holds 0.13% of its portfolio in The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) for 2.73 million shares. Stanley Cap Mngmt Limited invested 3.1% in The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW).

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