LOS ANGELES, Oct 23- Shareholder activists come in different flavors. One is the deep-pocketed investor, such as Carl Icahn or Dan Loeb, who takes big stakes in companies and forces management to change strategy.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
NEW YORK-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services on Friday lowered its rating on solid waste services company Waste Connections Inc. because of its plan to acquire R360 Environmental Solutions Inc. for about $1.3 billion in cash. S&P lowered its corporate credit rating on Waste Connections one step from "BBB" to "BBB-," which is still investment grade.
Now is a good time to pick up undervalued cyclical stocks as they are poised for double-digit gains this year, according to JPMorgan Chase investment analysts.
When it comes to combating financial markets that all seem to move in unison, the options are getting so limited that some are questioning whether stock picking is a dying art.
Discussing how the California-based waste company is cleaning up, with Ronald Mittelstaedt, Waste Connections chairman/CEO.
Morgan Stanley gave this services stock an ‘Overweight’ rating and $38 price target citing strong catalysts. Know which one we’re talking about?
Trash generates cash—lots of it—for companies that collect, recycle or destroy the tons of garbage generated by our world's population. Here's a look at three of 2010's top-performing publicly-traded waste companies.
The latest garbage gauge is pointing to a slow but steady recovery that should see trash volumes turn positive this quarter or next for the first time since 2008. That should propel profits of trash haulers who’ve been able to maintain pricing power through the recession thanks to long-term, customer-specific contracts.
TheStreet Ratings' stock model screens for the best fast growth stocks, and these companies rank in the top 10% of our stock ratings universe with 'buy' level ratings of A-minus or better. They also have top and bottom line growth potential in excess of 12% over the next year. ...A report from TheStreet.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been adding to his position in Republic Services this past quarter. Should investors follow Buffett and bank on the trash-disposal stocks? James Altucher, managing director at Formula Capital, shared his insights.
Trash hauler Republic Services said on Friday its board prefers an existing agreement to buy Allied Waste Industries to a takeover proposal from Waste Management.
Where should you put your money in this market? Some of the pros interviewed on CNBC Tuesday like mega caps, regional banks and--yes--garbage.
Looking for a stock with solid fundamentals, isolated from the credit crisis, resistant to recession? Brian Butler wants you to think garbage.
The first days of the New Year bring Citigroup's Citi Investment Research Top Picks: The bank polled each of its fundamental analysts on a single best money-making idea for 2008, with the option of an additional small-cap pick. Citi says its 2007 list produced an average share price return of 16.7 percent, well ahead of the Standard and Poor's 500 average of 4.2 percent.