Covanta Holding Corporation [CVA] Stock trading around $19.95 per share: What’s Next?

Covanta Holding Corporation [NYSE: CVA] loss -0.25% on the last trading session, reaching $19.95 price per share at the time. The company report on July 30, 2021 that INVESTIGATION ALERT: Halper Sadeh LLP Investigates RPAI, JAX, CVA, LONE; Shareholders are Encouraged to Contact the Firm.

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Covanta Holding Corporation represents 132.00 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $2.65 billion with the latest information. CVA stock price has been found in the range of $19.93 to $20.05.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.98M shares, CVA reached a trading volume of 3379057 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Covanta Holding Corporation [CVA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CVA shares is $17.17 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CVA stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Stifel have made an estimate for Covanta Holding Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on July 15, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Barclays raised their target price from $11 to $12. The new note on the price target was released on November 02, 2020, representing the official price target for Covanta Holding Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $9.50 to $11.50, while Stifel kept a Buy rating on CVA stock. On May 13, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for CVA shares from 14 to 13.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Covanta Holding Corporation is set at 0.30, with the Price to Sales ratio for CVA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.37. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 9.07, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.42. Price to Free Cash Flow for CVA in the course of the last twelve months was 155.68 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

Trading performance analysis for CVA stock

Covanta Holding Corporation [CVA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.05. With this latest performance, CVA shares gained by 12.52% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 42.20% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 106.74% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CVA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 71.80, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 70.91, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 71.07 for Covanta Holding Corporation [CVA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.44, while it was recorded at 20.00 for the last single week of trading, and 14.21 for the last 200 days.

Covanta Holding Corporation [CVA]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Covanta Holding Corporation [CVA] shares currently have an operating margin of +5.04 and a Gross Margin at +11.03. Covanta Holding Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -1.47.

Return on Total Capital for CVA is now 3.29, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -0.97. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -8.16, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.74. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Covanta Holding Corporation [CVA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 834.84. Additionally, CVA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 89.30, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 66.67. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 824.19, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 88.16.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Covanta Holding Corporation [CVA] managed to generate an average of -$7,000 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.95 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.50.Covanta Holding Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Covanta Holding Corporation [CVA]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CVA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Covanta Holding Corporation go to 15.00%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Covanta Holding Corporation [CVA]

There are presently around $2,243 million, or 87.40% of CVA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CVA stocks are: CHAI TRUST CO LLC with ownership of 12,949,182, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.90% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 11,359,745 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $226.63 million in CVA stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $174.86 million in CVA stock with ownership of nearly 5.188% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Covanta Holding Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 111 institutional holders increased their position in Covanta Holding Corporation [NYSE:CVA] by around 14,558,880 shares. Additionally, 95 investors decreased positions by around 7,812,284 shares, while 38 investors held positions by with 90,073,408 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 112,444,572 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CVA stock had 38 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,388,247 shares, while 27 institutional investors sold positions of 1,878,190 shares during the same period.

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