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

$96.78
+1.28 (+1.34 %)
(As of 02/28/2020 01:14 PM ET)
Today's Range
$91.94
Now: $96.78
$96.82
50-Day Range
$93.28
MA: $99.06
$104.67
52-Week Range
$83.22
Now: $96.78
$105.17
Volume73,270 shs
Average Volume752,695 shs
Market Capitalization$25.52 billion
P/E Ratio45.22
Dividend Yield0.74%
Beta0.08
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. Read More…

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$5.39 billion
Cash Flow$5.40 per share
Book Value$26.31 per share

Profitability

Net Income$566.84 million

Miscellaneous

Employees16,356
Market Cap$25.52 billion
Next Earnings Date4/22/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 27th will be given a dividend of $0.185 per share on Thursday, March 12th. This represents a $0.74 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.76%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 26th. This is a boost 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 created 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 were Waste Connections' earnings last quarter?

Waste Connections Inc (NYSE:WCN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 12th. The business services provider reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.07. The business services provider earned $1.36 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.34 billion. Waste Connections had a net margin of 10.52% and a return on equity of 10.66%. Waste Connections's revenue was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.63 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, April 22nd 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Waste Connections.

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

Waste Connections updated its first quarter 2020 IntraDay earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 13th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.36-1.36 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.37 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WCN?

16 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Waste Connections' stock. Their forecasts range from $89.25 to $117.00. On average, they expect Waste Connections' share price to reach $104.80 in the next twelve months. 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?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Connections in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings, 12 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Waste Connections.

Has Waste Connections been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about WCN stock have been trending very negative recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Waste Connections earned a news impact score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Waste Connections.

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 totalling 2,060,000 shares, an increase of 13.8% from the January 15th total of 1,810,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 927,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.2 days. Currently, 0.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Waste Connections' Current Options Chain.

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), CA (CA), Ingersoll-Rand (IR), BlackRock (BLK), Alibaba Group (BABA), Home Depot (HD), Honeywell International (HON), Visa (V) and NVIDIA (NVDA).

Who are Waste Connections' key executives?

Waste Connections' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Worthing F. Jackman, Pres & Principal Exec. Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, Chairman & CEO (Leave of Absence) (Age 56)
  • 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 Capital International Investors (3.89%), Bank of Montreal Can (3.44%), FMR LLC (1.72%), TD Asset Management Inc. (1.67%), Findlay Park Partners LLP (1.43%) and Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (1.16%). Company insiders that own Waste Connections stock include Darrell W Chambliss, David Eddie, Edward E Guillet, Eric Hansen, James Little, Larry Sanford Hughes, Matthew Stephen Black, Michael W Harlan, Patrick James Shea, Ronald J Mittelstaedt, Steven F Bouck and William J Razzouk. 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 FMR LLC, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Bessemer Group Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, 1832 Asset Management L.P., Bank of Montreal Can and Guardian Capital LP. Company insiders that have sold Waste Connections company stock in the last year include Darrell W Chambliss, David Eddie, Edward E Guillet, Eric Hansen, James Little, Matthew Stephen Black, Michael W Harlan, Patrick James Shea and William J Razzouk. 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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Fred Alger Management LLC, Highstreet Asset Management Inc., State Street Corp, Findlay Park Partners LLP, Capital International Investors and Pictet Asset Management Ltd.. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Waste Connections' stock price today?

One share of WCN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $96.78.

How big of a company is Waste Connections?

Waste Connections has a market capitalization of $25.52 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. Waste Connections employs 16,356 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Waste Connections.

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:  717 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  484 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,201
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Waste Connections and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WCN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WCN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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