NYSE:WCN - Waste Connections Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$76.83 -0.18 (-0.23 %)
(As of 11/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$76.83
Today's Range$76.33 - $77.19
52-Week Range$65.06 - $81.36
Volume1.31 million shs
Average Volume858,386 shs
Market Capitalization$20.23 billion
P/E Ratio35.57
Dividend Yield0.83%
Waste Connections, Inc., a solid waste services company, provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through six segments: Southern, Western, Eastern, Canada, Central, and Exploration and Production (E&P). It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and E&P customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, office paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals. The company also owns and operates transfer stations that receive compact and load waste to be transported to landfills or treatment facilities through truck, rail, or barge; and intermodal services for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest through a network of intermodal facilities. In addition, it provides E&P waste treatment, recovery, and disposal services for waste resulting from oil and natural gas exploration and production activity, such as drilling fluids, drill cuttings, completion fluids, and flowback water; production wastes and produced water during a well's operating life; contaminated soils that require treatment during site reclamation; and substances that require clean-up after a spill, reserve pit clean-up, or pipeline rupture. Further, the company offers container and chassis sales and leasing services to its customers. As of December 31, 2017, it owned or operated a network of 261 solid waste collection operations; 146 transfer stations; 6 intermodal facilities; 66 recycling operations; 90 active MSW, E&P, and/or non-MSW landfills; 22 E&P liquid waste injection wells; and 19 E&P waste treatment and oil recovery facilities. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Woodlands, the United States.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Refuse systems
SectorBusiness Services
Current SymbolNYSE:WCN
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.58
Current Ratio1.25
Quick Ratio1.25


Trailing P/E Ratio35.57
Forward P/E Ratio30.61
P/E Growth2.62

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.63 billion
Price / Sales4.37
Cash Flow$4.5814 per share
Price / Cash16.77
Book Value$24.70 per share
Price / Book3.11


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.16
Net Income$576.81 million
Net Margins15.14%
Return on Equity10.07%
Return on Assets5.31%


Outstanding Shares263,370,000
Market Cap$20.23 billion

Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Waste Connections' stock symbol?

Waste Connections trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WCN."

How often does Waste Connections pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Waste Connections?

Waste Connections declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share on Tuesday, November 27th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 9th. This is a boost from Waste Connections's previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. View Waste Connections' Dividend History.

When did Waste Connections' stock split? How did Waste Connections' stock split work?

Shares of Waste Connections split on the morning of Monday, June 19th 2017. The 3-2 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly minted shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, June 16th 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of Waste Connections stock prior to the split would have 150 shares after the split.

How will Waste Connections' stock buyback program work?

Waste Connections declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, August 3rd 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 13,180,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Waste Connections' earnings last quarter?

Waste Connections Inc (NYSE:WCN) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October, 29th. The business services provider reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.01. The business services provider earned $1.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.27 billion. Waste Connections had a return on equity of 10.07% and a net margin of 15.14%. Waste Connections's revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.60 EPS. View Waste Connections' Earnings History.

When is Waste Connections' next earnings date?

Waste Connections is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Waste Connections.

What price target have analysts set for WCN?

9 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Waste Connections' stock. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $90.00. On average, they anticipate Waste Connections' stock price to reach $84.8889 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Waste Connections.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Waste Connections?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Connections in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Waste Connections.

Has Waste Connections been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about WCN stock have been trending neutral on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Waste Connections earned a coverage optimism score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Waste Connections' key competitors?

Who are Waste Connections' key executives?

Waste Connections' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, Chairman & CEO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Worthing F. Jackman, Pres (Age 54)
  • Mr. Darrell W. Chambliss, COO & Exec. VP (Age 54)
  • Mr. Patrick J. Shea, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 47)
  • Ms. Mary Anne Whitney, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 54)

Who are Waste Connections' major shareholders?

Waste Connections' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.62%), Bank of Montreal Can (3.22%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.19%), TD Asset Management Inc. (1.99%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (1.66%) and Capital International Investors (1.41%). Company insiders that own Waste Connections stock include Darrell W Chambliss, David Eddie, David M Hall, Edward E Guillet, James Little, Larry Sanford Hughes, Matthew Stephen Black, Michael W Harlan, Patrick James Shea, Robert Davis, Ronald J Mittelstaedt, Steven F Bouck, Susan Lee and Worthing Jackman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Waste Connections.

Which major investors are selling Waste Connections stock?

WCN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Bank of Montreal Can, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., PCJ Investment Counsel Ltd., CIBC World Markets Inc., Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc. and Renaissance Technologies LLC. Company insiders that have sold Waste Connections company stock in the last year include Darrell W Chambliss, David Eddie, Edward E Guillet, James Little, Matthew Stephen Black, Michael W Harlan, Patrick James Shea, Ronald J Mittelstaedt and Steven F Bouck. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waste Connections.

Which major investors are buying Waste Connections stock?

WCN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., William Blair Investment Management LLC, Capital World Investors, Capital International Investors, Scopus Asset Management L.P., Carillon Tower Advisers Inc., Sandler Capital Management and Acadian Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Waste Connections stock in the last two years include Larry Sanford Hughes and Susan Lee. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waste Connections.

How do I buy shares of Waste Connections?

Shares of WCN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Waste Connections' stock price today?

One share of WCN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $76.83.

How big of a company is Waste Connections?

Waste Connections has a market capitalization of $20.23 billion and generates $4.63 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $576.81 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.16 on an earnings per share basis.

What is Waste Connections' official website?

The official website for Waste Connections is http://www.wasteconnections.com.

How can I contact Waste Connections?

Waste Connections' mailing address is 610 APPLEWOOD CRESCENT 2ND FLOOR, VAUGHAN A6, L4K 0E3. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 905-532-7510 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Waste Connections (NYSE WCN)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  609 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  391 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,000
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Waste Connections and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WCN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WCN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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