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Waste Connections Stock Forecast, Price & News

$120.24
+1.24 (+1.04 %)
(As of 05/13/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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$119.16
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$105.40
$123.62
52-Week Range
$87.23
$124.95
Volume1.50 million shs
Average Volume1.07 million shs
Market Capitalization$31.57 billion
P/E Ratio154.15
Dividend Yield0.29%
Beta0.44
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About Waste Connections

Waste Connections, Inc. provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through five segments: Southern, Western, Eastern, Canada, Central, and Corporate. 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/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. As of December 31, 2020, it owned 311 solid waste collection operations; 132 transfer stations; 57 municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills; 12 E&P waste landfills; 13 non-MSW landfills; 68 recycling operations; 4 intermodal operations; 23 E&P liquid waste injection wells; and 19 E&P waste treatment and oil recovery facilities. It also operated an additional 53 transfer stations, 9 MSW landfills, and 2 intermodal operations. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Vaughan, Canada.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Refuse systems
Sub-IndustryN/A
CUSIPN/A
Phone905-532-7510
Employees18,933
Year Founded1997

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.39 billion
Cash Flow$6.55 per share
Book Value$26.32 per share

Profitability

Net Income$566.84 million

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Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$31.57 billion
Next Earnings Date8/5/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.15 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

16th out of 442 stocks

Refuse Systems Industry

2nd out of 13 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Waste Connections a buy right now?

12 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Connections in the last year. There are currently 11 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Waste Connections stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Waste Connections?

Wall Street analysts have given Waste Connections a "Buy" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Waste Connections wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Waste Connections?

Waste Connections saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,700,000 shares, an increase of 41.7% from the March 15th total of 1,200,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,110,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.5 days. Currently, 0.7% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Waste Connections' next earnings date?

Waste Connections is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 5th 2021.
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How were Waste Connections' earnings last quarter?

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 27th. The business services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.03. The business services provider earned $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.38 billion. Waste Connections had a net margin of 3.83% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.44%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.65 EPS.
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How has Waste Connections' stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Waste Connections' stock was trading at $93.73 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WCN shares have increased by 28.3% and is now trading at $120.24.
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How often does Waste Connections pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Waste Connections?

Waste Connections declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.205 per share on Wednesday, May 26th. This represents a $0.82 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 11th.
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Is Waste Connections a good dividend stock?

Waste Connections pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.29%. Waste Connections has been increasing its dividend for 4 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Waste Connections is 12.50%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Waste Connections will have a dividend payout ratio of 11.56% next year. This indicates that Waste Connections will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Waste Connections' stock split? How did Waste Connections' stock split work?

Shares of Waste Connections split on 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.

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

Waste Connections updated its second quarter 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 13th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of - for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.49 billion-$1.49 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.46 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WCN?

12 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Waste Connections' stock. Their forecasts range from $100.00 to $136.00. On average, they expect Waste Connections' share price to reach $120.17 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.1%.
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Who are Waste Connections' key executives?

Waste Connections' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, Exec. Chairman (Age 58, Pay $1.03M)
  • Mr. Worthing F. Jackman, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57, Pay $1.85M)
  • Ms. Mary Anne Whitney, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 57, Pay $795.41k)
  • Mr. Darrell W. Chambliss, COO & Exec. VP (Age 57, Pay $991.59k)
  • Mr. Patrick J. Shea, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 50, Pay $818.36k)
  • Mr. James M. Little, Exec. VP of Engineering & Disposal (Age 59, Pay $804.63k)
  • Mr. David G. Eddie, Chief Accounting Officer & Sr. VP (Age 51)
  • Mr. Eric O. Hansen, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. David M. Hall, Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 63)
  • Ms. Susan R. Netherton, VP of People, Training & Devel. (Age 51)

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

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

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), Waste Management (WM), Ingersoll Rand (IR), CA (CA), Alibaba Group (BABA), BlackRock (BLK), Visa (V), The Home Depot (HD), Honeywell International (HON) and Micron Technology (MU).

What is Waste Connections' stock symbol?

Waste Connections trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WCN."

Who are Waste Connections' major shareholders?

Waste Connections' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (3.96%), BlackRock Inc. (2.60%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (2.21%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.75%), Bank of Nova Scotia (0.72%) and CIBC World Markets Inc. (0.63%). Company insiders that own Waste Connections stock include Darrell W Chambliss, David Eddie, Edward E Guillet, Eric Hansen, James Little, Matthew Stephen Black, Michael W Harlan, Patrick James Shea, Ronald J Mittelstaedt, Susan Netherton, William J Razzouk and Worthing Jackman.
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Which institutional investors are selling Waste Connections stock?

WCN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, CIBC World Markets Inc., TCW Group Inc., Toronto Dominion Bank, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Waste Connections company stock in the last year include James Little, Matthew Stephen Black, Ronald J Mittelstaedt, Susan Netherton, and Worthing Jackman.
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Which institutional investors are buying Waste Connections stock?

WCN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Oak Ridge Investments LLC, Motley Fool Asset Management LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, and Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd..
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Waste Connections' stock price today?

One share of WCN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $120.24.

How much money does Waste Connections make?

Waste Connections has a market capitalization of $31.57 billion and generates $5.39 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $566.84 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.72 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Waste Connections have?

Waste Connections employs 18,933 workers across the globe.

When was Waste Connections founded?

Waste Connections was founded in 1997.

What is Waste Connections' official website?

The official website for Waste Connections is www.wasteconnections.com.

Where are Waste Connections' headquarters?

Waste Connections is headquartered at 610 APPLEWOOD CRESCENT SUITE 200, VAUGHAN A6, L4K 0C3.

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]


This page was last updated on 5/13/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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