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Waste Connections Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.26 (+0.25 %)
(As of 11/27/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $104.38
50-Day Range
MA: $104.26
52-Week Range
Now: $104.38
Volume385,677 shs
Average Volume959,881 shs
Market Capitalization$27.43 billion
P/E Ratio133.82
Dividend Yield0.60%
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/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 container and chassis sales and leasing services to its customers. As of December 31, 2019, it owned or operated a network of 300 solid waste collection operations; 124 transfer stations; 60 municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills; 12 E&P waste landfills; 14 non-MSW landfills; 66 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 51 transfer stations, 10 MSW landfills, and 2 intermodal operations. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Vaughan, Canada.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.13 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Refuse systems



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.39 billion
Cash Flow$5.68 per share
Book Value$26.32 per share


Net Income$566.84 million


Market Cap$27.43 billion
Next Earnings Date2/10/2021 (Estimated)
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Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Waste Connections' stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Waste Connections' stock was trading at $93.73 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WCN stock has increased by 11.4% and is now trading at $104.38.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Waste Connections?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waste Connections in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings, 11 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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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 short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's winning trading ideas this year have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Waste Connections wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Waste Connections' next earnings date?

Waste Connections is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 10th 2021.
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How were Waste Connections' earnings last quarter?

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 28th. The business services provider reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.06. The business services provider earned $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.38 billion. Waste Connections had a return on equity of 10.44% and a net margin of 3.83%.
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How often does Waste Connections pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Waste Connections?

Waste Connections announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.154 per share on Wednesday, November 25th. This represents a $0.62 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.59%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 9th.
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When did Waste Connections' stock split? How did Waste Connections' stock split work?

Waste Connections's stock split on 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.

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

Waste Connections issued an update on its fourth quarter 2020 IntraDay earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 29th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.335-1.335 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.34 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WCN?

14 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Waste Connections' stock. Their forecasts range from $94.00 to $124.00. On average, they anticipate Waste Connections' share price to reach $111.31 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.6% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Waste Connections?

Waste Connections saw a decline in short interest in the month of October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 985,700 shares, a decline of 32.9% from the October 15th total of 1,470,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 666,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Approximately 0.4% of the company's shares are sold short.
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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).

Who are Waste Connections' key executives?

Waste Connections' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, Exec. Chairman (Age 57, Pay $1.03M)
  • Mr. Worthing F. Jackman, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56, Pay $1.85M)
  • Ms. Mary Anne Whitney, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 56, Pay $795.41k)
  • Mr. Darrell W. Chambliss, COO & Exec. VP (Age 56, Pay $991.59k)
  • Mr. Patrick J. Shea, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 49, Pay $818.36k)
  • Mr. James M. Little, Exec. VP of Engineering & Disposal (Age 58, Pay $804.63k)
  • Mr. David G. Eddie, Chief Accounting Officer & Sr. VP (Age 50)
  • Mr. Eric O. Hansen, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. David M. Hall, Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 62)
  • Ms. Susan R. Netherton, VP of People, Training & Devel. (Age 50)

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (3.19%), TD Asset Management Inc. (1.99%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (1.91%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.51%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.51%) and Nuveen Asset Management LLC (1.12%). 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, 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 Findlay Park Partners LLP, BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., TD Asset Management Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, and Oak Ridge Investments LLC. Company insiders that have sold Waste Connections company stock in the last year include Eric Hansen, James Little, Ronald J Mittelstaedt, 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 Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Toronto Dominion Bank, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp, CIBC Asset Management Inc, Scopus Asset Management L.P., Morgan Stanley, and Galibier Capital Management 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 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 $104.38.

How big of a company is Waste Connections?

Waste Connections has a market capitalization of $27.43 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 18,204 workers across the globe.

What is Waste Connections' official website?

The official website for Waste Connections is 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]

This page was last updated on 11/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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