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

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$85.34 +0.15 (+0.18 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$85.34
Today's Range$84.84 - $85.64
52-Week Range$70.28 - $85.92
Volume532,091 shs
Average Volume586,613 shs
Market Capitalization$22.47 billion
P/E Ratio33.87
Dividend Yield0.75%
Beta0.24
Waste Connections, Inc. 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, mixed 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, 2018, it owned or operated a network of 279 solid waste collection operations; 113 transfer stations; 56 municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills; 11 E&P waste landfills; 14 non-MSW landfills; 64 recycling operations; 4 intermodal operations; 22 E&P liquid waste injection wells; and 19 E&P waste treatment and oil recovery facilities. It also operated additional 49 transfer stations, 12 MSW landfills, and 2 intermodal operations. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Vaughan, Canada.

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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$4.92 billion
Cash Flow$5.1286 per share
Book Value$24.54 per share

Profitability

Net Income$546.87 million

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Market Cap$22.47 billion
Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Estimated)
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 Wednesday, February 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th. 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 issued shares were distributed 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 of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, August 3rd 2017, which allows the company to buyback 13,180,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Waste Connections' earnings last quarter?

Waste Connections Inc (NYSE:WCN) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 13th. The business services provider reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. The business services provider earned $1.26 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.23 billion. Waste Connections had a return on equity of 10.46% and a net margin of 11.11%. Waste Connections's quarterly revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.52 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, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Waste Connections.

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

Waste Connections updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 13th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $5.31-5.31 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.34 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WCN?

9 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Waste Connections' stock. Their predictions range from $86.00 to $94.00. On average, they anticipate Waste Connections' share price to reach $89.4444 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.8% 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?

News headlines about WCN stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Waste Connections earned a daily sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Waste Connections' key competitors?

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), CA (CA), Waste Management (WM), Micron Technology (MU), Alibaba Group (BABA), BlackRock (BLK), NVIDIA (NVDA), Visa (V), Home Depot (HD) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (3.10%), Lunia Capital LP (2.74%), Norges Bank (1.94%), TD Asset Management Inc. (1.89%), Findlay Park Partners LLP (1.57%) and 1832 Asset Management L.P. (1.23%). Company insiders that own Waste Connections stock include Darrell W Chambliss, David Eddie, 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 Two Sigma Investments LP, Bank of Montreal Can, TD Asset Management Inc., 1832 Asset Management L.P., Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. and Fiera Capital Corp. 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 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 Lunia Capital LP, Norges Bank, CIBC Asset Management Inc, Mackenzie Financial Corp, FMR LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System and Millennium 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 $85.34.

How big of a company is Waste Connections?

Waste Connections has a market capitalization of $22.47 billion and generates $4.92 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $546.87 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.52 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 SUITE 200, VAUGHAN A6, L4K 0C3. 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:  634 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  406 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,040
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This page was last updated on 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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