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Waste Connections (WCN) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.29 (-0.18%)
(As of 11:57 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
136,913 shs
Average Volume
892,001 shs
Market Capitalization
$42.65 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Waste Connections MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.75 Rating Score
8.2% Upside
$179.33 Price Target
Short Interest
0.47% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.64mentions of Waste Connections in the last 14 days
Based on 21 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$735,976 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $4.85 to $5.51 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.

4.50 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

39th out of 311 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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Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Refuse systems
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
16 Analysts


Net Income
$762.80 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

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


Free Float
Market Cap
$42.72 billion

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WCN Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Waste Connections stock right now?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Connections in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings, 10 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" WCN shares.
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What is Waste Connections' stock price target for 2024?

16 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Waste Connections' stock. Their WCN share price targets range from $152.00 to $217.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $179.33 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 8.2% 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 start of the year. Since then, WCN shares have increased by 11.1% and is now trading at $165.77.
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When is Waste Connections' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 7th 2024.
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How were Waste Connections' earnings last quarter?

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 24th. The business services provider reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.02 by $0.02. The business services provider earned $2.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.05 billion. Waste Connections had a net margin of 9.70% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.66%. Waste Connections's revenue was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $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 Wednesday, April 24th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.285 per share on Thursday, May 23rd. This represents a $1.14 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.69%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 7th.
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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 0.68%. 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 37.01%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WCN will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.69% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Waste Connections' stock split?

Waste Connections's stock split on Monday, June 19th 2017. The 3-2 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly created shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell 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 second quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, April, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.2 billion-$2.2 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.2 billion.

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

92 employees have rated Waste Connections Chief Executive Officer Worthing Jackman on 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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.05%), Capital International Investors (3.70%), WCM Investment Management LLC (3.64%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.41%), 1832 Asset Management L.P. (1.49%) and TD Asset Management Inc (1.44%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrea E Bertone, Brian Harris, David Eddie, Eric Hansen, James Little, Jason Craft, Michael W Harlan, Patrick James Shea, Philip Rivard, Robert Michael Cloninger, Robert Nielsen III 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 5/21/2024 by Staff

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