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

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$80.43 +1.40 (+1.77 %)
(As of 01/21/2019 08:21 AM ET)
Previous Close$79.03
Today's Range$79.38 - $80.44
52-Week Range$65.06 - $81.36
Volume357,488 shs
Average Volume589,861 shs
Market Capitalization$21.19 billion
P/E Ratio37.24
Dividend Yield0.80%
Beta0.25
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

Industry Refuse systems
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorBusiness Services
CUSIPN/A
Phone905-532-7510

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.63 billion
Cash Flow$4.5829 per share
Book Value$23.81 per share

Profitability

Net Income$576.81 million

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Market Cap$21.19 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 9th. This is an increase 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 before market open on 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 of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, August 3rd 2017, which allows the company to repurchase 13,180,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Waste Connections' earnings last quarter?

Waste Connections Inc (NYSE:WCN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October, 29th. The business services provider reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.01. The business services provider earned $1.28 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.27 billion. Waste Connections had a return on equity of 10.07% and a net margin of 15.14%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.60 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, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Waste Connections.

How can I listen to Waste Connections' earnings call?

Waste Connections will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 14th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8772563271.

What price target have analysts set for WCN?

8 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Waste Connections' shares. Their predictions range from $80.00 to $94.00. On average, they expect Waste Connections' stock price to reach $87.1250 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Waste Connections.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Waste Connections?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Connections in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 7 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?

News coverage about WCN stock has been trending positive on Monday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press 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 nearest to five being the most favorable. Waste Connections earned a media sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

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 56)
  • Mr. Worthing F. Jackman, Pres (Age 55)
  • Mr. Darrell W. Chambliss, COO & Exec. VP (Age 55)
  • Mr. Patrick J. Shea, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 48)
  • Ms. Mary Anne Whitney, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55)

Who are Waste Connections' major shareholders?

Waste Connections' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Davis R M Inc. (0.28%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.09%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.04%), Dorsey Wright & Associates (0.03%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.01%) and Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.01%). 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 Davis R M Inc., Addenda Capital Inc., KAMES CAPITAL plc, Confluence Investment Management LLC, Boston Advisors LLC, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and Gateway Investment Advisers 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including PFG Advisors, DNB Asset Management AS, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Cerebellum GP LLC, Dorsey Wright & Associates and First Hawaiian Bank. 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 $80.43.

How big of a company is Waste Connections?

Waste Connections has a market capitalization of $21.19 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:  618 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  396 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,014
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This page was last updated on 1/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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