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

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$78.99 -0.70 (-0.88 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$79.69
Today's Range$78.96 - $79.67
52-Week Range$64.00 - $80.18
Volume778,100 shs
Average Volume760,640 shs
Market Capitalization$21.10 billion
P/E Ratio36.89
Dividend Yield0.70%
Waste Connections logoWaste 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 Vaughan, Canada.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Refuse systems
SectorBusiness Services


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.60
Current Ratio1.15
Quick Ratio1.15


Trailing P/E Ratio36.89
Forward P/E Ratio31.60
P/E Growth2.74

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.63 billion
Price / Sales4.49
Cash Flow$4.5189 per share
Price / Cash17.48
Book Value$23.81 per share
Price / Book3.32


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.16
Net Income$576.81 million
Net Margins14.80%
Return on Equity9.90%
Return on Assets5.14%


Outstanding Shares263,500,000
Market Cap$21.10 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 24th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 7th will be given a dividend of $0.14 per share on Tuesday, August 21st. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 6th. View Waste Connections' Dividend History.

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

Waste Connections shares 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 issued 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 announced that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, August 3rd 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase 13,180,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign 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 Tuesday, July, 24th. The business services provider reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.03. The business services provider had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.23 billion. Waste Connections had a net margin of 14.80% and a return on equity of 9.90%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.55 earnings per share. 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, October, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Waste Connections.

What price target have analysts set for WCN?

10 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Waste Connections' stock. Their predictions range from $78.00 to $91.00. On average, they expect Waste Connections' stock price to reach $82.90 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Waste Connections.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Waste Connections?

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

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, Chief Financial Officer (Age 54)

Has Waste Connections been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about WCN stock has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Waste Connections earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.22 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Waste Connections.

Who are Waste Connections' major shareholders?

Waste Connections' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (3.35%), TD Asset Management Inc. (1.98%), Findlay Park Partners LLP (1.42%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.13%), BlackRock Inc. (1.07%) and CIBC World Markets Inc. (1.03%). 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 institutional investors are selling Waste Connections stock?

WCN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Eagle Asset Management Inc., Carillon Tower Advisers Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Findlay Park Partners LLP, CIBC World Markets Inc., Millennium Management LLC and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. 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, Robert Davis, Ronald J Mittelstaedt and Steven F Bouck. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waste Connections.

Which institutional investors are buying Waste Connections stock?

WCN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Toronto Dominion Bank, Unigestion Holding SA, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Rathbone Brothers plc, Addenda Capital Inc., Putnam Investments LLC, CIBC Asset Management Inc and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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 $78.99.

How big of a company is Waste Connections?

Waste Connections has a market capitalization of $21.10 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.

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:  592 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  385 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  977
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 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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