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Waste Connections (WCN) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$165.49
+0.09 (+0.05%)
(As of 12:14 PM ET)
Today's Range
$164.98
$166.39
50-Day Range
$146.48
$170.53
52-Week Range
$126.12
$171.49
Volume
232,813 shs
Average Volume
1.01 million shs
Market Capitalization
$42.64 billion
P/E Ratio
55.91
Dividend Yield
0.69%
Price Target
$171.88

Waste Connections MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.78 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.5% Upside
$171.88 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.63% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.10
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.27mentions of Waste Connections in the last 14 days
Based on 13 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$898,079 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
13.46%
From $4.83 to $5.48 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.39 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

37th out of 316 stocks

Refuse Systems Industry

3rd out of 6 stocks


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About Waste Connections Stock (NYSE:WCN)

Waste Connections, Inc. provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer, disposal, and resource recovery services in the United States and Canada. It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and exploration and production (E&P) customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, mixed paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals. The company owns and operates transfer stations that receive compact and/or 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, which require clean-up after a spill, reserve pit clean-up, or pipeline rupture. Further, the company offers leasing services to its customers. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Woodbridge, Canada.

WCN Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/13/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/13 Dividend
2/27/2024
Today
3/04/2024
Dividend Payable
3/13/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/24/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Refuse systems
Sub-Industry
N/A
Employees
22,539
Year Founded
1997

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$171.88
High Stock Price Target
$195.00
Low Stock Price Target
$152.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+3.9%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.78
Research Coverage
18 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$762.80 million
Pretax Margin
12.26%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$8.02 billion
Cash Flow
$8.12 per share
Book Value
$29.88 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
256,778,000
Market Cap
$42.64 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.66

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WCN Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Waste Connections stock right now?

18 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Connections in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings, 12 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" WCN shares.
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What is Waste Connections' stock price target for 2024?

18 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Waste Connections' stock. Their WCN share price targets range from $152.00 to $195.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $171.88 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have WCN shares performed in 2024?

Waste Connections' stock was trading at $149.27 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, WCN shares have increased by 11.2% and is now trading at $165.99.
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Are investors shorting Waste Connections?

Waste Connections saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,620,000 shares, an increase of 45.9% from the January 15th total of 1,110,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,030,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days. Currently, 0.6% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Waste Connections' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2024.
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How were Waste Connections' earnings last quarter?

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 13th. The business services provider reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.08 by $0.03. The business services provider earned $2.04 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.04 billion. Waste Connections had a net margin of 9.51% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.42%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.89 EPS.

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

Waste Connections announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 13th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.285 per share on Wednesday, March 13th. This represents a $1.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th.
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Is Waste Connections a good dividend stock?

Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.69%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 7 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 38.51%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WCN will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.80% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What ETFs hold Waste Connections' stock?

ETFs with the largest weight of Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) stock in their portfolio include iShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF (USMV), BlackRock Future U.S. Themes ETF (BTHM) and iShares Global Industrials ETF (EXI).Cizzle Biotechnology (CIZ).

When did Waste Connections' stock split?

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

What guidance has Waste Connections issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waste Connections issued an update on its first quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, February, 16th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.1 billion-$2.1 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.1 billion.

What is Worthing Jackman's approval rating as Waste Connections' CEO?

92 employees have rated Waste Connections Chief Executive Officer Worthing Jackman on Glassdoor.com. Worthing Jackman has an approval rating of 95% among the company's employees. This puts Worthing Jackman in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Waste Connections own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Waste Connections investors own include Hawkins (HWKN), Waste Management (WM), Ingersoll Rand (IR), Xtrackers California Municipal Bond ETF (CA), Alibaba Group (BABA), BlackRock (BLK), Visa (V), Home Depot (HD), Micron Technology (MU).

Who are Waste Connections' major shareholders?

Waste Connections' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.03%), Royal Bank of Canada (4.32%), Capital International Investors (3.74%), WCM Investment Management LLC (3.70%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.51%) and TD Asset Management Inc (2.22%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrea E Bertone, Brian Harris, David Eddie, Eric Hansen, James Little, Jason Craft, Patrick James Shea, Philip Rivard, Robert Michael Cloninger, Susan Netherton and William J Razzouk.
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How do I buy shares of Waste Connections?

Shares of WCN stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:WCN) was last updated on 3/4/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff